Energy Assistance (LEAP)
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) accepts applications every year beginning November 1 through April 30.
If you received LEAP last year and still reside at the same address, a LEAP application packet will be mailed to you on or before November 1.
LEAP is an acronym for Low-Income Energy Assistance Program.
LEAP is a federally funded program.
LEAP operates from November 1st through April 30th.
LEAP is administered by Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado.
LEAP helps eligible, hard working Colorado families, seniors, and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs.
LEAP is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating, but rather to help alleviate some of the burden associated with the colder months.
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 U.S Citizens.
You provide proof of lawful presence in the U.S.
Your maximum family household income falls within the guidelines. “Household” means people who live with you and for whom you are financially responsible.
LEAP is available to all eligible households/individuals regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religious or political beliefs.
Emergencies are defined as:
-Discontinuance of service
-Low or out of propane
-Services have been disconnected
Applications can be faxed to LEAP at 719-633-9098. LEAP has 14 days to approve or deny an emergency application from the date it is received. While working an emergency application LEAP has the ability to request a hold from automated vendors to allow LEAP time to complete processing a LEAP application.
-Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) operates year-round and provides assistance with the repair or replacement of the home's primary heating system such as a furnace or wood-burning stove.
-Energy Outreach Colorado works to ensure that all low-income Coloradans can meet their home energy needs.
-Property Tax/Rent/Heat Credit (PTC) rebate offers a rebate of property tax, rent, and heat expenses to low-income seniors and disabled persons. The maximum property tax rebate is $660 and the maximum heat expenses rebate is $192. The Colorado Department of Revenue administers the rebate.
-Weatherization Program offered through the Governor’s Energy Office is designed to improve the energy efficiency in homes throughout Colorado, helping to permanently reduce heating costs.
P.O. Box 39200
Colorado Springs, CO 80949
24-Hour Phone: 866-432-8435
For more information, visit Colorado Department of Human Services LEAP web page.