Utah has received an additional $750,000 for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which aids low-income homeowners and renters with weatherization improvements and heating and cooling bills.
More than 50,000 Utah households have benefited from federal energy assistance during the past year through the program, also known as HEAT (Home Energy Assistance Target). That is the largest number ever assisted in Utah.
Households are encouraged to call 211 after Nov. 1, when the backlog of applicants is expected to be reduced. To qualify, a family must earn below 150 percent of the federal poverty level: about $33,000 for a family of four. The Salt Lake Tribune