LEAP and other Assistance Agencies

Heat Help Line: 866-432-8435

LEAP is a federally funded program that helps eligible hard working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs.
It 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.

Applications accepted beginning Nov 1st

Completed LEAP applications can be faxed, mailed, emailed (if the county LEAP office has email capacity) or delivered to the appropriate county LEAP office. You may click HERE to locate your county office.
Applications are processed according to the date they are received and may take up to 50 days to process a non-emergency application.


Do I qualify for LEAP?


1 $ 1,658
2 $ 2,233
3 $ 2,808
4 $ 3,383
5 $ 3,958
6 $ 4,532
7 $ 5,107
8 $ 5,682

For each additional person over 8 add $575
If your income is up to 165% of the federal poverty index, you may qualify for heating assistance this winter through LEAP.
The amount of the energy assistance benefit varies depending on a variety of factors, including the primary heating fuel costs and income. The program does not provide financial assistance for any type of temporary or portable heating. In most cases the energy assistance benefit is paid directly to the household energy supplier. 

You may qualify if you: 
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 United States and a Colorado resident or you have household members that are U.S. citizens. 
Provide proof of lawful presence in the U.S. Valid forms of identification include: 
Colorado Driver’s License or Colorado Identification card 
United States Military Identification Card or Military Dependent’s Identification card 
United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card 
Native American Tribal document 
Earn a maximum family household income that does not exceed 165% of the federal poverty index. 

Additional Assistance

  • Pikes Peak Community Action Agency - 719-347-2976
  • Energy Outreach Colorado - 303-825-8750
  • Colorado Heating Assistance - 303-866-5968
  • Mercy's Gate - 719-277-7470
  • Salvation Army - 719-382-1182
  • Colorado East Community Action Agency (Lincoln & Elbert Counties) - 719-775-8586
  • Silver Key (Persons over 60) - 719-632-1521
  • Ecumenical Social Ministries - 719-636-1916
  • The Crisis Intervention Program 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. 
  • The Weatherization Program is offered through the Governor’s Energy Office and is designed to improve the energy efficiency in homes throughout Colorado, helping to permanently reduce heating costs. 
  • Colorado also offers a rebate of property tax, rent and heat expenses to low-income seniors and disabled persons. Known as the Property Tax/Rent/Heat Credit (PTC) rebate, the maximum property tax rebate is $660 and the maximum heat expenses rebate is $192. The Colorado Department of Revenue administers the rebate. 

Leap Application Checklist

Delays in processing time most often relate to incomplete applications. Use the checklist below to ensure you submit all necessary information and paperwork!
  •  I have answered all questions in each section of the application.
  • I have enclosed a readable copy of my valid photo identification.
  • Social security numbers and birth dates for all members of my household have been included on the application.
  • Proof of all monthly household income (pay stubs, award letters, loans, etc.) has been attached with the application.
  • I have attached receipts for all expenses claimed on my profit and loss statement for self-employment income. 
  • A copy of my most recent heating bill has been enclosed with the application (if you pay your heat as part of your rent, include a copy of your most recent rent receipt).
  • I have signed my application.
  • I have double-checked that I am submitting my application to the correct county LEAP office.
  • If my county LEAP office can accept email, I have scanned my application and all required paperwork and have attached the files to the email.

All LEAP information provided on this page sourced from: https://sites.google.com/a/state.co.us/cdhs-leap/home