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Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)


LEAP applications are accepted now through April 30, 2019!

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.

To receive help from this program, you must meet all the following criteria:

  • You are a U.S. citizen or legal resident, or be part of a household with a legal resident;
  • You pay heating costs to an energy company or as part of rent; and
  • You 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.

How do I return my LEAP application?

There are a few ways to complete your application:

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

If you are experiencing a heat emergency or would like assistance filling out your application, visit us at 1200 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80204 or call us at 720-944-4DHS (4347).

What can I do to help with the prompt processing of my LEAP application?

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 heat bill, as LEAP assistance will not pay your entire bill!

Processing your LEAP application takes time, so you must keep your account current by making a payment towards your heat bill on time to avoid disruption of service.  If you receive a shut-off notice, have had your heating service disconnected, or have questions about your application, please contact us at 720-944-4DHS (4347).

For more information regarding LEAP, please call 1-866-HEAT HELP (1-866-432-8435) or visit

Are you experiencing a heat emergency?

If you are experencing a heat emergency, such as your heat is about to be turned off or you are without heat, call 1-866-HEAT-HELP toll-free, or call us at 720-944-4DHS.


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