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Utility and electric bill assistance in Utah.

Low-income families in Utah will get help with paying utility bills, including heating costs, gas, light or electricity bills. Charities and the government provide emergency financial help to pay an electric bill and most utility companies provide payment plans or energy bill forgiveness. Find assistance with utility bills in Utah below as well as free energy conservation programs.

In general, the goal is to help senior citizens, the disabled and people in a short term hardship keep their power on. There are several different organizations, and financial assistance programs offered by utility companies that can help keep the heat or electric on, or pay a deposit to turn on utility service.

In addition to the grants and financial assistance offered to pay a bill, low-income families how to conserve energy and reduce monthly utility bills through various conservation services. There will be heating system repairs or tune ups, free window replacement or insulation and free government weatherization programs. Utah residents have many different options available to them, including free home energy audits from your utility company.

Financial help and payment plans directly from utility companies in UT

Provo City Power – A couple different financial assistance programs, discounts 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.

Dominion Energy (formerly Questar Gas) – The REACH - Residential Energy Assistance through Community Help is funded from donations and contributions. The local branches of Community Action  in Utah administer the program and distribute the grants and funds to individuals or low-income families who need assistance with their bills. The numbers to call are as follows. Learn more on UT community action energy bill help.

Dominion Energyoffers 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. Dial 800-323-5517.

 

 

 

Dominion Energy (formerly Questar) - Several other financial assistance and free 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 on Dominion Energy UT assistance programs.

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 low by the American Red Cross. Dial 1-800-328-9272 or 801-323-7000. Or dial 1-888-221-7070

Rocky Mountain Power (PacifiCorp) – This program, which combines forgiveness with payment plans, 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. Low-income families and people in need should definitely mention this resource to the HEAT Assistance Office when applying for financial assistance.

The customer service team can assist you in enrolling for the bill credit from Rocky Mountain. The HEAT program is part of the federal LIHEAP, or low-income energy assistance program. All HELP applications are processed by Salt Lake Community Action Program, or call customer service at 1-888-221-7070.

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. As the company can offer payment plans, financial rebates or abatement and other resources. More on help from Rocky Mountain Power.

Government assistance programs in Utah to help pay electric and heating bills

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 on Utah HEAT program.

 

 

 

 

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

 

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