Thanks to Legislative Efforts by Congressman Horsford, Winter Energy Assistance Nearly Doubles for Nevada Families and Seniors

January 10, 2022
Press Release
Funds from the American Rescue Plan and other legislation Congressman Horsford voted to pass are lowering the cost of heating, utilities, and energy repairs for Nevadans.

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) highlighted a new report from the White House outlining how he delivered nearly double the annual federal investment in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds to help Nevada families afford energy costs. In total, Congressman Horsford helped secure $24.5 million for Nevada through LIHEAP funds in the American Rescue Plan and annual appropriations. As Nevadans continue to grapple with the challenges of the pandemic and high energy costs, LIHEAP funding is lowering the cost of staying warm this winter and cover utility payments and energy repairs.

Local families who need assistance should contact the Nevada Energy Assistance Program by clicking here.

“As Nevada rebuilds from the pandemic, the new energy assistance I voted to pass through the American Rescue Plan is helping Nevadans stay safe, warm, and healthy this winter,” said Congressman Steven Horsford. “In recent months, my office has heard from countless Nevadans who are concerned about rising energy costs. I was glad to see President Biden heed my call to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower energy prices. That move — combined with nearly $25 million in LIHEAP funding for Nevada — is lowering home heating bills at a critical time. I encourage anyone who is struggling with their home heating costs to reach out to the Nevada Energy Assistance Program today and apply for assistance.”

Click here to read the new White House report.

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