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Utah Home Energy Assistance Training (HEAT) Program


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 $23 million in Federal funds in the fiscal year 2017 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.

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 $23 million in Federal funds in the fiscal year 2017 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.


To be eligible for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Utah and you must need financial assistance with home energy costs.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as SNAP, SSI, TANF, automatically meets the eligibility requirement.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
Household Size*Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1$21,870
2$29,580
3$37,290
4$45,000
5$52,710
6$60,420
7$68,130
8$75,840

*For households with more than eight people, add $7,710 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.


To apply for this program, please contact the local administering agency near you.


For more information, please visit the HEAT program website.

To contact HEAT program manager Sue Kolthoff, please send an e-mail to skolthoff@utah.gov.

Or you may telephone toll-free and speak to Rhonda, Lani or Sanobi (ext. 80057, 80014 or ext. 80010 respectively) of the HEAT Program: 1-866-205-4357.

866-205-4357