Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) - Garfield County

Garfield County Department of Human Services- Garfield County Department of Human Services

 
Data Provided By
Western Colorado 2-1-1 - WC 211
General Information
Description of ServiceLEAP is a MAIL IN ONLY program. LEAP is designed to assist low-income households with paying their winter home heating costs but is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating or utility usage. Continue paying your heating source costs to your heat service provider.

You may qualify for LEAP if:
- You pay home heating costs to an energy provider, fuel dealer, or as part of your rent
- You are a permanent legal resident of the United States and Colorado or you have household members that are US Citizens
- You provide proof of lawful presence in the U.S.
- Your maximum family GROSS household income falls within the income guidelines. “Household” means people who live with you and for whom you are financially responsible.

If you receive Social Security income please submit your application before January 1, 2017 because your LEAP eligibility may be affected by the Annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

To check on the status of your LEAP application, please call HEAT HELP at 1-866-432-8435.

If you are eligible for LEAP, you may qualify for emergency help such as repair or replacement of your primary heating system. If you have this type of emergency please call 1-855-4MYHEAT (1-855-469-4328). You must have a current open application for the 2016-2017 LEAP Heat season.

REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION BEFORE YOU TURN IT IN.
Urgent Services Providedwinter heat assistance
LocationGarfield County
Geographical AreaGarfield County
Facility/ADA AccessNot applicable, mail in only program
Intake ProcedureMAIL IN ONLY PROGRAM
Intake RequirementsVerification of Lawful Presence
State Law requires:
- a valid Colorado picture ID
- Sign the affidavit on page 3 of the LEAP application

Other required documentation:
- a readable copy of valid Colorado Photo ID
- social security numbers and birth dates for ALL household members
- complete and sign the affidavit on page 3 of the LEAP application
- current copies of pay stubs, award letters (SS clients), loans etc. for ALL income received by my household last month (previous month of the application, must be a full month of pay stubs)
- current copy of your current heating (not lighting) bill showing company name, address and account number
- copy of current rent receipt (if heat is included in rent) The receipt must clearly show heat is included
- receipts for all expenses claimed on my profit and loss statement for self-employment income
 
Client Information
GenderEither
Languages SpokenEnglish
Driver's LicenseNot Required
EligibilityIncome Guidelines by household size:
1 - $1658
2 - $2233
3 - $2808
4 - $3383
5 - $3958
6 - $4532
7 - $5107
8 - $5682
Each additional person add $575
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Program available November 1 through April 30
Specific Hours: MAIL IN ONLY PROGRAM
 
Contact Information
Unable to plot address.
Contact's Phone 719-635-4483 or 1-866-432-8435
Physical Site Address 1 No physical address
Mailing Address 1 PO Box 36200
Mailing City, State, Zip Colorado Springs, CO 80949-9905
Main Phone 1-888-775-5327
Hotline Phone Heat Help Hotline - 1-866-432-8435
TDD Phone 711
Fax 719-633-9098 or 719-442-2078
Service Location Email LEAPHELP@Discivermygoodwill.org
Web Address www.discovermygoodwill.org/programs/leap
 
Additional Information
SourceMesa
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Garfield County Department of Human Services
Affiliated Program: Garfield County Department of Human Services- Garfield County Department of Human Services
This Service: Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) - Garfield County
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Heating Fuel Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-300)