Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

LEAP is a program for families and individuals with limited incomes who need help paying their heating bills. The program is open from Nov. 1 through April 30 annually and provides help with heating costs to eligible families. Payments are made directly to the vendor providing the heat source. 

LEAP is administered by Discover Goodwill of Southern Western Colorado. 

See the Colorado Energy Assistance website for LEAP program information and the most up-to-date guidelines.

To Apply

Applications are available in English and Espanol on the Colorado Department of Human Services website or by calling 1-888-775-LEAP (1-888-775-5327) any time between November 1 and April 30. Continue paying your heat bill, as LEAP assistance will not pay your entire bill! 

Return your completed application in the addressed and stamped envelope provided;

The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP)

CIP operates year-round and provides assistance with furnace repair and replacement, or replacement of broken windows. You must be eligible for LEAP to qualify for CIP. 

For more information, please call: 1-866-HEAT HELP (1-866-432-8435)

Energy Smart Colorado CARE Program

Energy Smart Colorado is now facilitating Colorado's Affordable Residential Energy Program (CARE) to assist income-qualified residents in improving the comfort, safety and efficiency of their home.  The program provides a free home energy assessment or walk-through to identify energy improvements as well as energy upgrades to help save money for qualifying residents.  To learn more about the program, income qualifications and how to apply please visit the CARE program website. Applications are available in English or Espanol.

Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Weatherization Program

The Energy Management Program, also known as Weatherization, weatherizes low and moderate-income homes to reduce their fuel consumption and heating costs.  If you qualify for this program you may receive: caulking, weather stripping, insulation, storm windows, furnace tune-up, furnace replacement, refrigerator replacement and more free of charge.  For more information or to apply for this program please visit the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments' website.