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Winter Low-income Energy Assistance; see if you qualify

Information provided by Douglas County Human Services; courtesy photos

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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). The program runs from November 1 through April 30 of every year. The Douglas County LEAP program is administered by the Colorado Department of Human Services and is contracted with Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado.

Designed to assist low-income households with paying winter home heating costs, the program does not pay the entire cost of home heating or utility usage. LEAP does not provide any type of benefit for portable heating systems.

LEAP applications are processed without an interview, and all eligibility decisions are based on the application and supporting documentation provided. Applications are available at the Douglas County Department of Human Services office, 4400 Castleton Court, Castle Rock or to receive an application by mail, call 303-688-4825. Applications can also be completed online at

For information about applying for LEAP or program eligibility, visit There is important information about the LEAP program, eligibility, how to apply and other resources for additional assistance programs that may be available. If you have additional heating related costs or expenses, contact Energy Outreach Colorado at or call HEAT HELP at 1-866-432-8435 for more information.

For Douglas County LEAP information, visit



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