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Benefit Details
Utah Home Energy Assistance Training (HEAT) Program
Managing Agency Utah http://www.utah.gov

Program Description

The Utah Home Energy Assistance Target (HEAT) Program helps low-income households with their heating utility bills. This program provides winter utility assistance to low-income households targeting those who are truly vulnerable - the lowest-income households with the highest heating costs, the disabled, elderly, and families with preschool-age children. Utah received over $12 million in Federal funds in the fiscal year 2004 for the HEAT program. HEAT is not a welfare program. A family does not need to be receiving welfare in order to qualify for this program. It is a Federal Funded Energy Assistance Program that is operating through this office.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Utah and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To apply for this program, please contact the local administering agency near you:
http://housing.utah.gov/seal/offices.html

Program Contact Information

For more information on HEAT, please visit: http://housing.utah.gov/seal/heat.html
To contact HEAT program manager Sherm Roquiero, please send an e-mail to: shermr@utah.gov
Or you may telephone toll-free and speak to Eva or Rosalinda (ext. 642 or ext. 621 respectively) of the HEAT Program: 1-877-488-3233