Project REACH

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 
1  $29,160  $2,430 
2  $39,440  $3,287 
3  $49,720  $4,143 
4  $60,000  $5,000 
5  $70,280  $5,857 
6  $80,560  $6,713 
7  $90,840  $7,570 
8  $101,120  $8,427 
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:

Agency Phone Number
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
Three Square 702-765-4030
United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN) 702-648-3500
Contact us if your agency can participate!

UWSN staff and NV Energy staff at the Senior Expos

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.


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