The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is 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. Applications are taken and processed at the county level.
***There was an increase of the prior heating season’s benefits so each person that was approved during the LEAP season (between the November 1st, 2016 thru April 30th, 2017 heating season) received $125 and a notice was sent to them informing them of the extra payment***
Please call or visit website to find a local LEAP office. You may mail or fax your application. Call to schedule an in-person appointment.
You can call the LEAP hotline at 1-866-432-8435 or visit the website at www.EnergyOutreach.org to locate a partner agency in your county who may be able to help you. Applications can be downloaded and printed from the website www.colorado.gov/cdhs/LEAP. Please call first, as most agencies require an appointment to request an application. Your 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/
- Pay home heating costs, either directly to a utility company or to a landlord as part of rent
- Are a permanent legal resident of the U.S. and a Colorado resident or have household members that are U.S. citizens
- Earn a maximum family household income that does not exceed 165% of the federal poverty index