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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 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



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