Energy Assistance

Next Steps

Get Help

  • The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) helps low-income Colorado residents pay their heating bills from November 1 to April 30 each year. You can apply for Colorado LEAP:
    • Online through Colorado Peak
    • By calling 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435)
  • If you are enrolled in LEAP, the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) offers emergency help if your heating system stops working. (If you qualify for LEAP but are not enrolled, CIP will explain how to file an immediate LEAP application.) For details and to apply, call 1-855-4-MY-HEAT (1-855-469-4328). The phone line operates 24 hours a day, every day, so you can call at any time.
  • The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps lower your heating costs with free or low-cost improvements to make your home more energy efficient. For more details or to apply, contact your local WAP agency.
  • Colorado's Affordable Residential Energy Program (CARE) offers free energy efficiency, health, and safety upgrades to qualified Colorado residents. For details or to apply, contact Energy Outreach Colorado at 1-303-825-8750 or
  • In addition to its CARE program, the nonprofit Energy Outreach Colorado provides heating system repair or replacement and other energy-related services, including finding help to pay your utility bills at any time of the year. Contact them at 1-303-825-8750 or

Ticket to Work

Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program helps people with disabilities who get Social Security benefits re-enter the workforce and become more independent. The Ticket to Work Program offers free access to employment-related services, such as training, transportation, and vocational rehabilitation. You can call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

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