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Low-Income Energy Assistance

LEAP, the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, is a federally funded program that helps qualifying households by paying a portion of their heating costs. Applications are accepted November 1 - April 30 each year.


What You Need To Know

There are a few ways to apply for LEAP:

1. Visit Colorado PEAK and apply online.

2. Download a paper copy and:

  • Fax the completed application to 1-855-830-3483
  • Mail it to:
         P.O. Box 39200
         Colorado Springs, CO 80949
  • Email it to

Find the LEAP application, as well as frequently asked questions, and other needed information here.

To receive help from LEAP, you must:

  • Be a US citizen or legal resident, or be part of a household with a legal resident.
  • Pay heating costs to an energy company or as part of rent.
  • Meet the income guidelines for the season. Guidelines are subject to change each LEAP season; be sure to check the guidelines on November 1 of each year if you are a returning applicant.

If you are experiencing a heat emergency, we can help expedite your application. Visit us at the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center or call us at 720-944-4DHS (4347).

Additionally, you can call Energy Outreach Colorado at 1-866-HEAT-HELP for more options. Find more information online here.

Please make sure that you answer all questions on the application and provide all requested documentation/verification with your completed application. Make sure that you read, complete, sign and date where required. Failure to provide a complete application and submit required verification will delay the processing timeframe.

Continue paying your heating bill, as LEAP assistance will not pay your entire bill!


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The State of Colorado's LEAP website has more details on this program, including helpful instructions for applying.


Apply for LEAP online at Colorado PEAK.


Get Started »

To learn more about LEAP, call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) or visit the Colorado Low-Income Energy Assistance Program website.


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