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

The 2018/2019 LEAP season ended on April 30, 2019.

LEAP applications will be available on November 1, 2019 when the 2019/2020 season begins.


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 the 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.