Heat assistance program

The HEAT program helps families and individuals pay their power and gas bills year-round. Eligible families can receive one-time assistance per year. Crisis help is also available if you have a shut-off notice.

How do I qualify for HEAT?

To qualify for HEAT assistance in Summit, Utah or Wasatch counties, you must meet the following guidelines:

  • Must be the person responsible for the utilities
  • Must have a total household income at or below 150% of the federal poverty line for the month preceding your application (see income chart).
  • Must have at least one person in your household who is a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen.

You may be eligible if you have lost your job or have reduced income due to COVID-19. Please call 801-229-3855 for questions.

How do I apply?

There are several ways to apply. If you have any questions about the application process, call 801-229-3855 or email heat@mountainland.org.

Option 1: Apply Online

Apply online, if you are eligible. Click on the button below for the online application and to see if you are eligible to apply online.

Option 2: Print and send in application

Download, print and send application by mail, fax or email. 

Please include completed form with copies of all required documents to:

Mail:

MAG HEAT Program
478 South Geneva Rd
Vineyard, UT 84059

Fax:

801-229-3670

Note: Do not send any original documents with your application. All faxed or scanned documents must be legible in order to be accepted.

We are not scheduling in-person appointments

Due to COVID-19, we are not scheduling in-person appointments at this time. Please apply online or mail in your application.

Please allow four to six weeks for applications to be processed. All applicants should continue to pay their utility bills, even after application is submitted, in order to stay current on their bills.

If you have any questions about the application process, please call 801-229-3855.

Documents for application

The following documents are needed at the time of appointment or must be sent in with your application:

Required documents

  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Social Security cards for all household members with a social security number
  • Recent bills for both power and gas
  • Proof of income for all adults (18 years and older) in the home for the previous calendar month of your application/appointment
  • Proof of citizenship or permanent residency for main applicant if born outside of the United States. Acceptable USCIS documents.

Optional documents that may increase your HEAT benefit

  • Birth certificate for any child five or younger
  • Proof of disability
  • Receipts for all household medical, dental or vision payments made in the previous calendar month
  • Signed pharmacist print-out for prescriptions
  • Proof of any child support and/or alimony you paid or received in the month prior to the month of your appointment.

Do not send any original documents with your application.
Faxed or scanned documents must be legible in order to be accepted
.


Utility Crisis Program

If you have a shutoff notice from your electric or gas utility, you may qualify for the Utility Crisis Program.

All applications for crisis funding, or any HEAT applications treated as a crisis situation (including clients with a shutoff notice), must comply with State and Federal Crisis guidelines.

A crisis is defined as: when a household receives a 48-hour shutoff notice, or is within 10% of depleting deliverable fuel and faces sudden or unexpected event beyond their control resulting in the inability to pay household heating costs.

Call 801-229-3855 for more information.

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