Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments Press Release
The Home Energy Assistance Target Program (HEAT) will begin to take appointments for assistance starting Nov. 1. The HEAT program is for those with low incomes who have a difficult time paying the cost of heating their homes during the winter months. Assistance is based on income (those that are at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level) where the household is responsible for paying the homes energy costs and where the household contains at least one U.S. citizen. Basically, if someone makes less than $1,518 per month, they generally will qualify for the program.
If, for instance, someone is making a little over the cap amount, and if they pay for prescriptions out of pocket, the cost of those prescriptions can be taken off the amount earned to qualify them for the program. That also applies to medical costs they pay for out of pocket. However, this all requires the proper documentation from the prior month of their appointment and must be approved by the HEAT program administrators.
Those that wish to apply for the program can begin calling at 8:30 a.m. for appointments on Nov. 1. For Carbon and San Juan counties, the number is (435) 613-0100. In Emery County, the appointments will be taken at (435) 881-5410. For appointments in Grand County, call (435) 259-6362.
All callers must speak to the receptionist to make appointments. Appointments cannot be made by leaving a message on voicemail.
A number of outreach efforts will also take place so that people do not have to travel as far to apply for assistance.
October 19 – Navajo Mountain. Appointments will be made by the chapter house.
October 22 – Castle Dale Senior Center, 10a.m. – 12 p.m. First come, first serve.
October 24 – East Carbon Senior Center, 9-11:30 a.m. First come, first served.
October 24 – East Carbon City Hall, 1-3 p.m. First come, first served.
November 1 – San Juan County Library in Blanding. First come, first served.
November 8 – Monticello Senior Center.First come, first served.
November 14 – Green River Epicenter. First come, first served.
December 6 – Monticello Senior Center. First come, first served.
December 13 – Blanding Senior Center. First come, first served.
There will also be more outreach programs scheduled for Blanding and Monticello in January 2019 as needed.
For more information. contact the HEAT program at (435) 613-0100.