WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that Nevada will receive a historic $24.5 million in investments to help the state, localities, and tribes address home energy costs this winter. This record-high funding, secured as part of the Rosen-backed American Rescue Plan Act, invests in Nevada through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
“Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, Nevadans will have more support and assistance with their energy costs to keep their homes warm this winter,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to have helped secure this record-high level of funding for Nevada, which will help lower costs for hardworking families and help them make ends meet, and I will continue fighting to ensure Nevada always receives its fair share of federal resources.”
LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills by providing payment as well as energy crisis assistance. In 2020, more than 26,000 Nevada households were served by the LIHEAP program. Additionally, more than 80% of Nevada households that rely on LIHEAP have at least one vulnerable member who is either over 60 years of age, under the age of six, or disabled.
In July, Rosen joined a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee supporting a robust increase in funding for LIHEAP in Fiscal Year 2022.