PO Box 39200 - Douglas County Department of Human Services
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Mile High United Way - MHUW
Description of Program
Offers the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), a federally funded program designed to help qualifying low-income households cover part of their winter home heating costs from November 1st - April 30th. Once benefits are approved, LEAP can provide a financial credit directly to the heat supplier, or it can place the credit on a QUEST card to pay for a heating source such as wood, coal, propane, or for heat billed on a shared meter. The Douglas County Low-income Energy Assistance Program is administered by Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado.
For more information or to download a LEAP application visit the website. Call the HEAT HELP Hotline or Discovery Goodwill for more information.
With a completed application:
- Photo ID
- Proof of income and residency
- Social Security number
- Copy of utility bill
Call the LEAP hotline at 1-866-432-8435 or visit the website at www.EnergyOutreach.org to locate a partner agency in the county who may be able to help. Please call first, as most agencies require an appointment to request an application. An application may take up to 50 business days to process. Colorado PEAK provides a questionnaire that will give people answers about whether or not they may qualify for benefits for programs that provide food assistance, cash assistance, WIC supplemental nutrition benefits, and other types of assistance. Access Colorado PEAK at: https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/
For additional information about LEAP visit www.DiscoverMyGoodwill.org/LEAP
Eligible individuals must meet the following criteria:
- Pay home heating costs to an energy provider, fuel dealer (propane, natural gas or wood), or as part of rent;
- Are permanent legal residents of the United States and Colorado or have household members that are U.S. citizens;
- Provide proof of lawful presence in the U.S.;
- Meet household income guidelines.