Titus Announces $21.2 Million to Help Nevadan Families Cover Energy Costs
Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2, 2022 | Sara Severens (202-924-1719)
Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) announced that Nevada was awarded $21.2 million in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) announced that Nevada was awarded $21.2 million in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Dispensed through the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this funding will help low-income individuals and families pay for home heating costs this winter and cover unpaid utility bills. These funds will also help families make cost-effective home energy repairs to lower their heating and cooling bills.
“LIHEAP has served millions of households with heating, cooling, and weatherization services,” said Rep. Titus. “This funding will help low-income individuals and families in Nevada afford home heating costs this winter and cover unpaid utility bills.”
The total funding announced today includes an additional $1 billion appropriated by Congress to address rising energy costs, as well as $100 million appropriated for 2023 from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
The additional $1 billion in funding secured by Congress will provide even more home energy assistance to Nevadans. As winter approaches, funding for LIHEAP is crucial for protecting the health and well-being of households in Nevada.
Individuals interested in applying for energy assistance can visit energyhelp.us or call the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327.