The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program is still accepting applications for the winter heating season. The program is designed to help eligible households pay part of their utility costs for their main heating source. Eligibility requirements include: paying home heating costs to an energy provider, fuel dealer or as part of rent; applicant or a member of the household being a permanent legal resident of the United States and Colorado; and maximum family household gross income falling within specific guidelines.
This is a mail-in program administered by Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado. Applications are available online through Colorado LEAP, at the Department of Human Services at 10 Burnett Court in the Durango Tech Center and may be submitted until the end of April.
For additional information regarding LEAP, please call 866-HEAT HELP (866-432-8435), the LEAP Call Center at 888-775-5327, or visit www.colorado.gov/cdhs/LEAP.