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Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)


Energy Assistance

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How do I apply for Energy Assistance? (Get an application)

Can LEAP help if my heating system fails?
Where do I send my LEAP application?
What if I'm in an emergency?  (shut-off; out of propane)
What is the status of my application?

Information for county LEAP staff


What is LEAP?


The Colorado LEAP program is a federally funded state-supervised, county-administered system and is designed to assist with your winter heating costs for a home primary heating system. The LEAP Program eligibility period runs from November 1st through April 30th. 


LEAP cannot provide asistance for any type of temporary or portable heating source such as portable electric heaters or any portable fuel heater.


LEAP is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating. If you are applying for assistance continue to pay your home heating bill.


Eligibility requirements - you may be eligible for LEAP if:


  • You are a U.S. Citizen and a resident of Colorado
  • You pay heating fuel costs directly to an energy provider or you pay the cost of heating your dwelling as part of your rent
  • Your gross monthly household income from all sources and household members falls within the guidelines set annually and posted November 1st of each year. "Household" means the people who reside with you, as applicant, within your dwelling and for whom you are financially responsible for such as a spouse and/or child(ren). The maximum gross monthly income limits listed below are based on 150% of the federal poverty level
Household Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income
1 $1,436
2 $1,939
3 $2,441
4 $2,944
5 $3,446
6 $3,949
7 $4,451
8 $4,954
Each additional Person $503
 Please contact the Phillips County Department of Social Services at 970-854-2280 if you have questions or need assistance.


How do I Report Fraud?

CDHS Audit Division