HEAT Program Updates 2018-19 Season

The new HEAT season starts NOVEMBER 1st 2018

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Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments press release
Date of release:  10-15-18
Contact person:  Richard Shaw, contract public relations specialist
Phone: 435 636 5343
Email: reddogpublish@gmail.com

HEAT program to come into full swing in November

The Home Energy Assistance Target Program (HEAT) will begin to take appointments for assistance starting November 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 $1518 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 November 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 voice mail.

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. Come first, first served.

November 8. Monticello Senior Center. Come first, first served.

November 14. Green River Epicenter. Come first, first served.

December 6. Monticello Senior Center. Come first, first served.

December 13. Blanding Senior Center. Come first, 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.