Project REACH provides utility assistance to older adults who need help paying their utility bills (e.g. electricity, gas, water, sewer). Project REACH supported 1,815 households in 2022 and over 2,100 households in FY2023.
Project REACH is funded through the UWSN Emergency Assistance Fund (Donate Here).
The program is designed to help older adults age 62+ who meet the income eligibility guidelines below and are experiencing economic hardship.
|Household Size||Annual Income||Monthly Income|
|Each Additional||+ $5,140||+ $428|
Are you eligible for Project REACH?
Eligible individuals and households can submit one application every 12 months (rolling) for up to $300 in utility assistance at area nonprofit organizations.
All applicants should have a form of Nevada ID when applying for assistance. Applicant must provide proof of eligibility and a copy of their utility bill. Utility bills must in the applicant’s name and the applicant must reside at the address for which assistance is needed.
Please call one of the following United Way partner agencies to apply for up to $300 in utility bill assistance:
|Asian Community Resource Center||702-984-0015|
|East Valley Family Service||702-631-7098 ext. 1506|
|HopeLink of Southern Nevada||702-566-0576|
|Las Vegas Indian Center||702-647-5842|
|Lutheran Social Services of Nevada||702-639-1730|
|United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN)||702-648-3500|
|Contact us if your agency can participate!|
Project REACH is funded through the UWSN Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund (Donate Here).
UWSN is grateful for NV Energy (formerly Nevada Power Company) and the NV Energy Foundation for more than 20 years of pioneering support for Project REACH. Together, our community has been able to grow this critical program from its beginnings as “Energy for Elders,” established in collaboration in 2003.
Please consider joining thousands of other Southern Nevadans in supporting our most vulnerable friends and neighbors. Donate today to help older adults keep the lights on and beat the desert heat.