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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.
NEWS: August 14, 2018
The LEAP State Model Plan is currently open for public review and comment. The plan along with the call for public comment can be viewed here. The public comment period will last between August 16 - August 22, 2018.
We work to keep our communities warm during the winter (November - April) by providing assistance with heating costs, equipment repair and/or replacement of inoperable heating tools. While the program is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating, we aim to help alleviate some of the burdens that come with Colorado's colder months.
Heat assistance may be available to you.
Call HEAT HELP at 1-866-432-8435 for more information.
With LEAP, many eligible Colorado citizens have been able to get help paying a portion of their winter home heating costs. Here's what some of the LEAP recipients are saying:
This is just to express my thanks for helping me with heating costs this past winter. On my limited budget, things could have been difficult without your financial help. At my age, a warm cabin is an important need and it was nice being warm on those cold days. My dog “Ruby” and I thank you for the help!
The people of Colorado are blessed to have such a wonderful asset working in and for the community. I am truly amazed by the kindness, dedication, guidance and vision of your staff. The positive impact LEAP has made on me and my life will never be forgotten. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Would you like to help spread the word? Downloadable marketing materials are available here.
If your income is up to 165% of the federal poverty index, you may qualify for heating assistance this winter through LEAP.
The amount of the energy assistance benefit varies depending on a variety of factors, including the primary heating fuel costs and income. The program does not provide financial assistance for any type of temporary or portable heating. In most cases, the energy assistance benefit is paid directly to the household energy supplier.
Where do I send my completed application and paperwork? How long does it take to process my application? Can I apply for LEAP even if I participate in other government programs?
We're here for you and to answer any questions you may have as you look into applying for heat assistance. Get the answers to these questions any many more on our FAQ's page by clicking the button below.
LEAP only accepts applications between the months of November and April. Click the button below to get more information,
including an application checklist to help you prepare your application.
If you're looking for assistance outside of that window, it may be available. Please call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) for more information.
The Colorado Department of Human Services provides weekly statistical information related to the number of LEAP applications processed broken down by each of the 64 counties throughout Colorado.
Weekly report totals are cumulative from the beginning of the LEAP program year (November 1). To view this report, click here.