Utah Financial Aid and Assistance Programs.

Find how to get financial help and to apply for assistance programs in all cities and counties in Utah, including Salt Lake City and West Valley City. Residents can receive grants for paying utility or heating bills, free medical care, rent or mortgage help and other forms of financial support from various non-profit as well as state government agencies.

Utah Children’s Health Insurance Program
This is a health care insurance program for children under the age of 19. It will help patients save on and receive lower medical bills than they would otherwise normally need to pay. There are possible premiums or co-pays that would need to be paid for this assistance program of up to $25 per family. 1-877-543-7669

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
State health insurance plan for Utah children. Depending on your family size and household income, Utah families that do not have other health insurance coverage may qualify for CHIP coverage. This can even assist more moderate income families.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Provides monthly cash grants and financial assistance to lower income families that have children under the age 18. Funds can be used to pay rent, medical costs and other basic needs. (866-435-7414)




Food Stamps
The Utah food stamp program helps those in need with buying healthy and nutritious food. Most of the  households that receive financial aid must spend some of their own cash along with their vouchers to buy the food and groceries they need.

General Assistance
This program provides assistance to the elderly and sick in Utah. For many, it is their only source of income, and the grants provided are used to pay for expenses such as utilities, prescription medicines and rent. This assistance program helps thousands of individuals in Utah. Call them at (801) 526-0950 to find additional ways to get help with paying medical bills or other expenses.





Housing and Rent Programs
Low income families and individuals may be able to qualify for emergency rental assistance or housing vouchers in Utah. Funds can be used to pay regular monthly shelter type expenses as well. A number of agencies and non-profits focus on helping people pay for and maintain their housing. Read more Utah housing assistance.

Foreclosure and Mortgage Assistance
The federal government HUD agency has approved dozens of non-profits and counselors as HUD certified. Find a listing of Utah HUD housing counseling agencies.

Assistance and Benefits for the Disabled
The state of Utah offers help for disabled residents and their caregivers. Some of the resources include financial help with energy bills, SSDI applications and medical care. Other assistance includes vocational job training and transportation for the disabled. More on Utah disability programs.

Free Legal Aid in Utah
Individuals can get help in dealing with civil legal issues from Utah Legal Services. A wide number of free programs, services, and advice is offered by the non-profit organization. More.

Social Services and Emergency Assistance
The Salvation Army is a leading non-profit agency, and they administer programs in Utah. The services are wide ranging, and including both financial assistance and other support such as free food, clothing, meals, vouchers, and case management. Read more Utah Salvation Army assistance.

Food Assistance Programs and Banks
Locate information on non-profit food banks and pantries that operate in Utah. These centers can provide people of all income and background with free food, perishable items, and groceries. More on Utah food banks.

Debt and Credit Counseling
Residents who are struggling with paying their bills, mortgage, or debts (such as medical or credit card) can contact a counseling agency. Free advice and services are offered that can help people get back on a strong financial footing. Click more Utah credit counseling.

Utah Clinics Provide Health Care
Community clinics as well as health care centers can provide medical services, prescriptions, and help to residents across the state. Patients of all income levels can get help. Click here.




Numerous clinics in Utah specialize in providing dental care to the low income and uninsured across the region. Thousands of patients get assistance from these centers every year. Read more.

Medical care is available for the uninsured in Utah. Government assistance, along with non-profit organizations, will help patients without health insurance get the care they need. Read more details.

UTAP Telephone Assistance
Very low income households and those on government benefits can receive a discount on both home and cellular bills. A state of Utah and FCC funded program helps families by ensuring they have access to setting up and keeping a phone. More on Utah telephone programs.

Housing Vouchers
Very low income families in Utah can apply for rental assistance from section 8 housing choice vouchers as well. This government funded program can pay a portion of a residents rental expenses. Learn more.

Assistance for Seniors
Programs focused on meeting the needs of older adults in Utah are available, including free food, medical care, employment services, and energy bill help. Call a Utah Agency on Aging center.

Government Grants, Job Programs, and Self-Sufficiency Services
Each county in Utah is supported by a non-profit community action agency. The centers provide a number of services, including grants for housing and energy bills, home repair, job training, and also educational and employment assistance. More community action agencies in Utah.

Energy Bill Help
Find details on assistance programs that are available to Utah families that can help them pay their utility and heating bills. Non-profits, government, and other options are available. Financial aid and free weatherization services are available. Learn more.

Assistance From Utah Cities and Counties

Beaver County

Box Elder County (Brigham City)

Cache County (Logan)

Davis County (Farmington)

Garfield County (Panguitch)

Iron County (Parowan)

Juab County (Nephi)

Kane County (Kanab)





Millard County (Fillmore)

Piute County (Junction)

Rich County (Randolph)

Salt Lake County

Sanpete County (Manti)

Sevier County (Richfield)

Summit County (Coalville)

Utah County (Provo)

Wasatch County (Heber City)

Washington County (St. George)

Wayne County (Loa)

Weber County (Ogden)

Energy and Heating Bills Assistance in Utah

Utah Weatherization Assistance Program
The program helps Utah households reduce energy consumption and pay lower heating bills. Benefits for this service are provided in the form of non-cash grants to families, and the grants must be used to make energy-efficiency improvements to their homes. The average savings off utility bills are 33%.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Provide financial assistance to lower income families to help those in need pay heating bills during the winter, or cooling bills during the summer months.

Home Energy Assistance Target Program (HEAT)
Provides assistance with winter home heating bills and they also provide year-round energy crisis intervention aid for low income families and households throughout Utah. This program also provides weatherization services to help weatherize homes, provide emergency repair or replacement of old or defective furnaces or air conditioning units.

Home Electric Lifeline Program (HELP)
The HELP program, in cooperation with Rocky Mountain Power, helps provide HEAT customers with a monthly discount off their heating and electric bills.

Utility Moratorium Protection (UMP)
The Utility Moratorium Protection Assistance Program protects eligible families and households from winter utility shut off.



By Jon McNamara

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