HEAT stands for Home Energy Assistance Target. Its purpose is to assist
eligible households to meet the rising costs of home energy. HEAT is not a welfare program. It is a
federally funded Energy Assistance Program that is administered by the
State of Utah through the Department of Community and Culture
(DCC) and locally administered
through the Five County Association of Governments.
applications are only
taken during the period of November 1 through April 30 - or until
federal funds are exhausted.
Each household can only receive HEAT
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 (125% 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.
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
- Locate the HEAT Office in your county by
calling the number listed below. Offices are open during the HEAT
season (November 1 ,2007 - April 30, 2008).
- Please call
for an appointment.
| (435) 467-8597
| Iron County
- Make an appointment and keep the scheduled day
IMPORTANT: When calling your area HEAT office, please let them know of
your special circumstances.
- 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.
all Necessary Documentation Including:
- Complete and sign a HEAT application.
- Identification: Current Driver�s License or State
issued ID card.
- Social Security cards for yourself and all
persons in your household who are age 18 and older.
- A copy of your most recent and active utility
bills from each utility supplier (i.e. both gas and electric)
- Proof of ALL income received by all
household members in the month prior to the month your appointment is
in. (or in the month prior to the date of the application.)
- Proof of medical expenses you paid out in the
month prior to the month your appointment is in.
- Proof of any child support and/or alimony you
paid out in the month prior to the month of your appointment.
- Proof of disability.
- Proof of age of a child in the home age five (5)
and under. (Birth certificate, blessings certificate, etc.)
- Additional documentation may be required.
the Benefit Amount?
Each household�s benefits are calculated individually.
Amounts are determined by three main factors:
- Family Size
and Federal Poverty Level.
Burden (high heating / cooling bills)
under six (6) years of age
you have questions on the HEAT Program contact:
168 N 100 E.;
Suite # 201
St. George, Utah 84770
Phone: 435-652-9643 Fax: 435-652-8008