Skip navigation

LEAP Enrollment Begins November 1st

LEAP is a federally funded program that helps eligible Colorado families, seniors, and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. Enrollment in the program opens on November 1st. 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. 

LEAP pays the highest benefits to those with the highest primary heating fuel costs. In most cases, if you are approved for LEAP, payments are made directly to your primary heating fuel vendor and a notice will be sent to you informing you of the benefit amount. Other benefits provided by LEAP include repair or replacement of a home’s primary heating system, such as a furnace or wood-burning stove.