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The Nevada State Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) reminds Nevadans that the Energy Assistance Program is available to help residents afford their heating and cooling bills.
Additionally, the program can help households get caught up on their heating and cooling bills if they are behind on payments.
“These additional funds will help Nevadans pay for this vital resource,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “I am appreciative of the funding that will help us to support more families in need stretch their limited budget.”
The State of Nevada recently received additional federal funding to support this program that provides eligible households with a one-time benefit usually paid directly to the energy provider. The new federal funds will allow the program to increase the number of households that can be served.
To be eligible for the program, a household must meet the minimum qualifications including U.S. citizenship, Nevada residency, household income that does not exceed 150% of the federal poverty guidelines, and the household must be responsible for paying home energy costs.
Applications are available online at dwss.nv.gov/Energy or at the Fallon DWSS office at 111 Industrial Way. The local phone number is (775)423-3161.