Western Region Office 704 W. Nye Lane, Ste. 201 Carson City, Nevada 89703 firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (775) 461-6320 Fax: (775) 883-0494
Pahrump Office 1301 S. Highway 160 NSB Building, Second Floor Pahrump, Nevada 89048 email@example.com Office: (775) 751-1947 Fax: (775) 751-1933
WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Rural Nevada Development Corporation
The Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program was established in 1977 to assist low income persons in reducing their utility bills by providing for various energy conservation measures. Assistance is provided free of charge and no liens or financial obligations are placed on individuals receiving assistance.
Funding is provided through the State of Nevada Housing Division, primarily from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Additional funds have been allocated for the Weatherization Program through the Universal Energy Charge (UEC) to fund low income energy assistance and conservation (FEAC) in the State of Nevada. Funds are also provided by:
Mt. Wheeler Power Company
Bonneville Power Administration
Low Income Housing Trust Funds
Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program
Lincoln County Power District No. 1
Rural Nevada Development Corporation (RNDC) is currently providing weatherization services in the following counties: Churchill, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, and White Pine.
Allowable measures are dependent on funding, program guidelines, and regional climate:
Installation of low-flow showerheads (2.5 gpm or less)
Solar screens (Southern Nevada only)
Minor home repairs
Heating and cooling system repairs/replacements
Compact fluorescent lights
Health and safety measures (carbon monoxide testing of combustion appliances, assurance of indoor air quality standards, and installation of carbon monoxide detectors)
An application must be completed by anyone interested in receiving Weatherization services. A determination of eligibility will be made within 90 days of the date of application. Interested parties can complete, print, and sign an online application and then mail it to our office with the required supporting documents, or call RNDC at 866-404-5204 to request an application packet.
Households whose annual gross income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty income guidelines (established by the Office of Management and Budget) are eligible for assistance. Individuals participating in the state’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP) are eligible for services as well.
Assistance is provided to individuals residing in single and multi-family dwellings as well as mobile homes, and is available to either owner or renter occupied households. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis with priority given to households which are high energy users (EAP), occupied by individuals who are elderly (60 years of age or more), disabled, or families with children age six (6) and under.