How Do I Apply?

Welcome to the Colorado Low-Income Energy Assistance Program

LEAP is a federally funded program that helps eligible hard working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. Our goal is to help bring warmth, comfort and safety to your home and family by assisting with heating costs during the all-too-often harsh Coloradan winters. 


How To Apply

LEAP IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. 
THE PROGRAM WILL RESUME ON NOVEMBER 1, 2018.

Assistance may be available to you while the LEAP program is closed. Please call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) for more information.

If you received LEAP last year and still reside at the same address, a LEAP application packet will be mailed to you on or before November 1. Please use the return business-reply envelope provided in the packet to submit your application. 

Completed LEAP applications can be faxed, mailed, emailed (if the county LEAP office has email capacity) or delivered to the appropriate county LEAP office. Click here to find the address for the office location serving your county. Applications are processed according to the date they are received and may take up to 50 days to process a non-emergency application. 

Use our application checklist below to help expedite your application!


Application Checklist

Delays in processing time most often relate to incomplete applications. Use the checklist below to ensure you submit all necessary information and paperwork!

  • I have answered all questions in each section of the application.
  • I have enclosed a readable copy of my valid photo identification.
  • Social security numbers and birth dates for all members of my household have been included on the application.
  • Proof of all monthly household income (pay stubs, award letters, loans, etc.) has been attached with the application.
  • I have attached receipts for all expenses claimed on my profit and loss statement for self-employment income. 
  • A copy of my most recent heating bill has been enclosed with the application (if you pay your heat as part of your rent, include a copy of your most recent rent receipt).
  • I have signed my application.
  • I have double-checked that I am submitting my application to the correct county LEAP office.
  • If my county LEAP office can accept email, I have scanned my application and all required paperwork and have attached the files to the email.