Time’s running out for heating assistance: Last day to apply for LEAP is April 30

Time’s running out for heating assistance: Last day to apply for LEAP is April 30

While temperatures are warm, there are still thousands of people that are struggling to pay their heating bill.

The good news is the Low-income Energy Assistance (LEAP), a heating cost assistance program, is still accepting applications, but only until April 30.

“While we had an early spring, we are still getting requests for LEAP,” Penny May, Denver Human Services manager said. “In Denver, we’ve helped over 12,000 households so far this season.  We urge anyone that needs heating assistance to apply by April 30.”

To qualify for LEAP, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident; pay heat costs to an energy company or as part of rent; and meet monthly income limits.

To apply for assistance, call 1.866.HEAT.HELP (1.866.432.8435), visit www.denvergov.org/leap or visit a local county human services office by April 30, 2012.

About LEAP
LEAP is a heating cost assistance program that helps underserved families and individuals, many of whom are children, seniors and disabled, by paying a portion of their heating bill. Coloradoans that qualify are eligible to receive the LEAP benefit once per season. The LEAP season runs seasonally from November through April.  For more information, please visit www.denvergov.org/leap or call 1-866-HEAT-HELP. 

Posted on Apr 23 2012 (Archive on Jun 22 2012)
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