Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)  assists low-income families and individuals with their heating costs and runs November 1 through April 30.

LEAP is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating. The program runs November 1 through April 30.


To receive LEAP assistance you must meet the following requirements

  • The household must contain at least one member who is a U.S. Citizen/Legal Permanent Resident 
  • Be a resident in the state of Colorado
    • To apply in Boulder, be a Boulder County resident
  • Pay heating costs, or have heating costs included in your rent
  • Meet gross monthly household income guidelines

Applying For Benefits

To print and complete either an English or Spanish application please go the State of CO LEAP website. To have an application mailed to you call the Colorado Department of Human Services Customer Service hotline at 1-866-HEAT-HELP (866-432-8435).

Fax: 303-678-6050, mail, or scan and email or deliver it in-person to our Longmont office at 1921 Corporate Center Circle, Suite 3-F, Longmont, CO.

Allow 50 days for processing an application, an approval or denial notice will be mailed to you. Please call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) to inquire about the status of your application.

If you receive a shut-off notice after submitting your application you should immediately contact the LEAP office at (303) 678-6097 or fax a copy of your disconnect notice to (303) 678-6050.

Related Program

Crisis Intervention Program (CIP)

This program is designed to assist with non-fuel related emergencies and can include repairs to your home's primary heating source such as your furnace.  You must qualify for the basic LEAP program to qualify for the CIP program.  Contact  1-855-469-4328 for additional information or if you are facing such an emergency.

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