The programs available for Rocky Mountain Power customers include Lend a Hand, Weatherization, Home Electric Lifeline Program, and the federal government program known as Home Energy Assistance Target, which is the state of Utah’s version of LIHEAP. Details on these and other utility bill assistance programs are below.
Rocky Mountain Power Lend a Hand is a financial assistance program that works off of customer donations. The primary objective is to offer cash and financial support to families during the winter so that they can pay their utility and heating bills during the cold Utah winter months.
Aid is focused on those who are most at risk, which includes low income seniors, families with children, and the disabled. Due to funding limitations of this non-profit organization, households with senior and disabled family members are given priority from the Lend a Hand program.
Lend A Hand is basically a nonprofit organization/assistance program that is providing energy bill assistance with donated funds. As indicated, it is a donation program, and local businesses, charities, customers, and even Rocky Mountain Power customers contribute to it. To donate money, request an energy assistance donation envelope or call the Red Cross. All donations are tax deductible, and the money goes to directly helping people across Utah. Who knows, someone who may benefit from this service may be your neighbor, or even a family member. Donating is a great way to give back to the community.
The entire program is run by the American Red Cross in Utah, and they can be reached at 801-323-7000
HELP Bill Discount program is offered for low income and working poor families in Utah. If you are a Rocky Mountain Power customer and your household income meets HEAT Assistance and LIHEAP guidelines, then you may be eligible for the state of Utah Home Electric Lifeline Program (HELP) which provides a credit (or basically a reduction) on your monthly Rocky Mountain Power utility bills. If you mention the HELP program to the HEAT Assistance Office when applying for financial assistance or grants, then they can assist you in enrolling for the monthly credit on your bills.
All Rocky Mountain Power HELP applications are accepted and processed by the Salt Lake Community Action Program. They have offices across the greater Salt Lake region, and people can receive aid regardless of where you live in the State of Utah. Call 1-800-948-7540 or 801-961-7286 to get more information and an application for assistance.
Weatherization Program for Utah customers of Rocky Mountain Power. The state organization known as The Utah Department of Community & Culture offer free weatherization and energy conservation services at no cost to income qualifying low income and poor households. Call a local community action agency.
Last, but not least, the HEAT State Energy Assistance program is federal government funded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The HEAT program is an utility and heating bill assistance program designed to help low-income households with paying for their home energy costs, in particular during the winter. It is administered by the Utah Department of Community and Culture in partnership with local community action agencies.