Home Energy Assistance Target program

What is HEAT?

HEAT Program

The HEAT program provides home energy assistance to low-income households targeting those who are truly vulnerable, particularly families with preschool-age children, disabled and elderly persons. In a crisis situation, such as loss of job or medical emergency, clients may apply to the CRISIS Program.

The HEAT Program is a one-time payment to help low income clients with utility bills during a HEAT season.  Clients are referred to the HEAT program by utilities companies, posters displayed by HEAT at various locations, and Information 211.  Clients must fall into the Federal Poverty Guidelines and must re-apply every season.

HEAT applications are only taken during the period of November 1 through April 30 (Beaver, Garfield, Iron, and Kane Counties) or November 1 through September 30 (Washington County) – or until federal funds are exhausted.

Each household can only receive HEAT assistance ONCE during this time period.

HEAT benefits are a ONE-TIME payment ONLY and will NOT cover your entire winter heating costs.

Therefore, it is important that each household do all they can to keep utility bills current.
Am I Eligible?

Any household in Utah is eligible if:

  • Your total household income is not more than the maximum monthly amount for your household size (150% of Federal Poverty Level). Note: Only the month’s income PRIOR to the month you apply will be counted. For example, if you apply in December, eligibility is determined by November’s income.
  • Your household is at least partly responsible for home heating costs either by paying directly to a utility or fuel supplier, or as part of your rent. Benefits are available to all eligible persons regardless of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, or political belief.

When and How to Apply:

  • Locate the HEAT Office in your county by calling the number listed below. Offices are open during the HEAT season.
  • Please call for an appointment.
Beaver County (435) 438-3584
Garfield County (435) 826-4410
Iron County (435) 586-0858
Kane County (435) 644-3803
Washington County (435) 652-9643
  • Make an appointment and keep the scheduled day and time.
  • If you are unable to apply in person due to health reasons, it may be possible to send someone to your home or mail you an application.

IMPORTANT: When calling your area HEAT office, please let them know of your special circumstances.


Amounts are determined by:

  1. Family Size and Federal Poverty Level.
  2. Target Groups:
  • Children under six (6) years of age
  • Elderly
  • Disabled

If you have questions on the HEAT Program contact:

Susan Long
HEAT Program Supervisor

168 N 100 E.; Suite # 255
St. George, Utah 84770

Phone: 435-652-9643 Fax: 435-652-8008
e-Mail: slong@fivecounty.utah.gov