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Public Service Announcements of December 7, 2017

LEAP now accepting applications

DENVER — Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is now accepting applications for the 2017/2018 season.

LEAP provides cash assistance to help Coloradans pay a portion of their home heating costs during the winter months. The program pays the highest benefits to those with the highest heating bills and the lowest incomes by family size. LEAP is 100 percent federally funded and administered by the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)

To qualify for LEAP, an applicant’s income cannot exceed 165 percent of the federal poverty level ($3,383 per month for a family of four), and they must be responsible for paying heating costs directly to an energy provider, fuel dealer or as part of their rent. They also must be permanent legal residents of the United States and Colorado, or have household members who are U.S. citizens.

LEAP-eligible households may also qualify for programs that inspect a home’s primary heating source, such as a furnace or wood‐burning stove, and weatherization upgrades that improve a home’s energy efficiency.

The State of Colorado also offers a rebate of property tax, rent and heat expenses to low-income seniors and disabled persons. Visit the Colorado Department of Revenue’s website at for more info and application booklet.

To find out if you qualify for LEAP, call toll-free at 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) or visit to view the most current program application requirements and download an application. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2018.

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