Utah energy bill and heating bill assistance programs.

Assistance programs can help individuals in Utah pay their utility and heating bills. There are several different organizations, charities, government programs, and financial assistance programs offered by utility companies that can help.

Many of the programs focus on the low income, elderly, and people facing a hardship. However people can always get advice on where to turn to for help.

In addition to the grants and financial assistance offered, learn how to conserve energy and reduce your energy bills through various conservation and weatherization programs. Utah residents have many different options available to them.

Catholic Community Services - Crisis Funds for Salt Lake County can help people pay winter heating bills. Applicants need to be approved for the HEAT program first, and can only receive aid once per year.  Call 801-977-9119.

Low Income Government Assistance - The two main programs to apply to for help include weatherization and Home Energy Assistance Target, or H.E.A.T. Both of them are paid for by the federal government, but are available locally across the state of Utah. Funds and cash grants can pay heating, utility, and other energy bills. Read more Utah HEAT program.

Provo City Power – A couple different programs and resources are available. The first is called HELP, which is run by the communication action agencies. Call 801-373-8200. In addition, the city also runs an assistance program to help military families, with 50 percent of the utility bill written off for up to six months for people who serve their country. Call 801-852-6000.

Questar Gas – The REACH - Residential Energy Assistance through Community Help is funded from donations and contributions. The local branches of American Red Cross administer the program and distribute the grants and funds to individuals and families who need assistance with their bills. The numbers to call are as follows. Provo 435-373-8580. St. George 801-674-4440. All of Utah 1-800-328-9272. Salt Lake City 801-323-7000. Ogden 801-627-0000. Logan 801-752-1125





Questar Gas offers customers the Energy Assistance Fund (EAF). This assistance program can provide HEAT-qualified customers with a one-time $37 credit towards their energy bills during this first year of the program. After applying for aid, those who qualify will receive a credit on their monthly heating bill once the HEAT credit has been applied to it. In addition these customers will also be exempt from paying the monthly EAF fee on their account.

Questar - Several other financial assistance and energy conservation programs are offered. The energy company also works closely with non-profits and government organizations, including Catholic Charities and the federal government LIHEAP program. Learn more.

Rocky Mountain Power (PacifiCorp) – An organization known as Lend a Hand was created help seniors and families who need help with paying their winter heating bills. Funding is always limited, and due to these funding limitations, households with disabled, senior members or children are given priority for the aid. The program and the funds are administered and provided to the needy by the American Red Cross. Dial 1-800-328-9272 or 801-323-7000

Rocky Mountain Power (PacifiCorp) – This program is available for people who meet HEAT guidelines. The Home Electric Lifeline Program (HELP) can provide a credit on your monthly Rocky Mountain Power bill. You should definitely mention this resource to the HEAT Assistance Office when applying for financial assistance and they can assist you in enrolling for the bill credit from Rocky Mountain. All HELP applications are processed by Salt Lake Community Action Program. So for more information or to apply please call them. This agency processes the applications regardless of where you live in the State of Utah.  Dial 801-961-7286 or 1-800-948-7540. Click here for additional resources and services that may be offered by Rocky Mountain Power to Utah families.



By Jon McNamara

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