Grants for Single Mothers in Utah

Last Updated on January 31, 2024 by Lori Pace

Utah is home to a variety of assistance programs that have made a real impact on the lives of single mothers. As someone who has personally benefited from these programs, I can vouch for their effectiveness. And if you are looking for grants for single mothers in a different state, follow the link provided.

In this article, single mothers with low income can look into the state’s many options if they need a helping hand.

Single Moms Assistance in Utah

Family Employment Program (FEP)

The Family Employment Program (FEP) is Utah’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Single mothers receive temporary funds not to exceed 3 years. Apply by finding a Department of Workforce Services (DWS) office near you.

Contact Utah’s DWS at (801) 526-9675 or

Food Stamp Program

The state of Utah has a Food Stamp Program known as SNAP or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
You can apply for food stamps online, contact them by phone, or visit them in person by visiting the nearest DWS Office in your area. For more information regarding the program, please give them a call at (801) 526-WORK (9675) or email

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Payment-to-Parent Assisted Child Care Program

Utah’s Payment-to-Parent Assisted Child Care Program has been a lifeline for single mothers like me. It’s a state-funded program that offers financial assistance to cover childcare costs, making it easier for us to balance work and family responsibilities.

To apply, you can start online or schedule an appointment by calling (801) 526-0950 or 1-866-435-7414.


Medicaid is now available for low-income individuals and families of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Apply for Medicaid on the DWS website or find the nearest office in your area.
To determine your eligibility at (801) 526-0950 or 1-866-435-7414.

You may also call the Medicaid customer service line at (801) 538-6155 for Salt Lake City residents or 1-800-662-9651 for Utah residents.

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Single mothers who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for Utah’s CHIP or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). 

To apply, download and mail in an application or call 1-877-543-7669 to have the application mailed to you.

If you have any questions about the program, you may reach out to them at 1-877-KIDS-NOW or


As a single mother who has successfully navigated the process, I can vouch for the Section 8 Voucher Program provided by the Housing Authority of Utah County. To begin, download the eligibility form available online and reach out to the HAUC Main Office at (801) 373-8333 if you have any questions. I’m here to help with any guidance you might need.

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Home Energy Assistance Target (HEAT) Program

The Home Energy Assistance Target (HEAT) Program serves low-income residents in Utah. The application process begins on November 1.

Contact your county’s HEAT office to make an appointment. The state office is available at (866) 205-4357.

Unemployment Insurance

The state of Utah assists unemployed single moms and their families with Unemployment Insurance (UI). Go to the DWS website and file your claim online or by phone. You can also search for jobs or review the program’s eligibility requirements, and you can also find the nearest DWS office in your area and ask about the grant.

Higher Education Success Stipend Program (HESSP)

At the University of Utah, I’ve had the opportunity to explore various grant programs to support my education. One standout option is the Pell Grant, which I can attest has made a significant impact on my academic journey.

Moreover, if you have questions or need clarification about the Higher Education Success Stipend Program (HESSP), you can contact me directly at or (801) 581-6211.

Head Start

Head Start is another program that single mothers can benefit from as it offers comprehensive health and educational services for children. To apply for the program, contact the Head Start center in or around your city.

Moreover, you may reach out to them for questions at 1-866-763-6481 or email


I understand the importance of finding reliable assistance as a single mother in Utah. I’ve compiled this information based on my personal experiences and research, so you can trust that the options mentioned here have been tried and tested. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out, and I’ll do my best to assist you.

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!