Low-income energy assistance
By Patte Smith
Families, individuals and seniors who need heating assistance for the winter months in Colorado may qualify for the Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado administers the Douglas County LEAP program for the Colorado Department of Human Services.
The federally funded program assists with heating costs, equipment repair and/or replacement of inoperable heating tools to those who qualify for assistance. For information about applying for LEAP or program eligibility, visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/leap. There is also information about other resources for additional assistance programs that may be available.
LEAP will begin accepting applications for the 2020-21 season on November 1. Call HEAT HELP at 1-866-432-8435 for more information.
For Douglas County LEAP information, visit https://www.douglas.co.us/community/housing-and-energy-assistance/.