LEAP - Colorado Department of Human Services

Colorado Department of Human Services

 
Data Provided By
Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of ServiceThe 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 Nov 1 2016 thru April 30, 2017 heating season) received $125 and a notice was sent to them informing them of the extra payment***
LocationDenver County
Geographical AreaStatewide
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedurePlease call or visit website to find a local LEAP office. You may mail or fax your application. Call to schedule an in-person appointment.
Helpful TipsYou 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. 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/
 
Client Information
EligibilityEligible Individuals:
- 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.
 
Fees or Charges
Fee AmountsNone
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact Information
Unable to plot address.
Contact's Phone 1-866-432-8435 (1-866-HEAT-HELP)
Physical Site Address 1 Confidential
Main Phone 1-866-432-8435 (1-866-HEAT-HELP)
Web Address www.colorado.gov/cdhs/LEAP
 
Additional Information
SourceMHUW
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Colorado Department of Human Services
Affiliated Program: Colorado Department of Human Services
This Service: LEAP - Colorado Department of Human Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Heating Fuel Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-300)