The Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) helps Coloradans pay a part of their home heating costs. The program aims to help reduce some of the burdens associated with a cold Colorado winter.  This may include assistance with heating costs, equipment repair and/or replacement of inoperable heating tools. 

All LEAP applications for Larimer County are handled through Goodwill of Colorado. Larimer County Department of Human Services staff can only help collect county resident's applications. If you have questions or issues, contact Goodwill of Colorado.

Who Is Eligible?

To qualify for LEAP, you must:

  • Be a Colorado resident.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Pay home heating costs to a utility company or as part of your rent.
  • Make 60% or less of the median income level for Colorado.

For all eligibility requirements, including the monthly income limits, visit the state Department of Human Services website.


How to Get An Application


Apply through the Colorado PEAK website from Nov. 1, 2023, until April 30, 2024.

Paper Application

Request a paper application to be mailed to you by calling 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435).
You can also pick up an application from any Larimer County Department of Human Services location​​​​​.

200 Peridot Ave. 
Loveland, CO 80537

Fort Collins

1501 Blue Spruce
Fort Collins, CO 80524

2555 Midpoint Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Estes Park

1601 Brodie Ave. 
Estes Park, CO 80517

How to Return an Application

In Person

Drop off an application at any of the previously listed Larimer County Department of Human Services location.

By Mail

Address to:
P.O. Box 39200
Colorado Springs, CO 80949

By Email

Send to

Over the Phone

Call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) to apply with assistance over the phone.

Use this checklist to ensure your application is complete before submission.

  • I have answered all the questions in each section of the application.

  • I have enclosed a readable copy of lawful presence documentation for 

    • Myself 

    • My household members who were born outside of the U.S.:

      • Accepted documentation:

        • Naturalization Certificate, or

        • Born Abroad Certificate, or

        • U.S. Passport

        • Permanent Resident Card, or

        • Documentation of Refugee or Asylee status

  • Social Security numbers and birth dates for all members of my household are on the application.

  • Proof of all monthly household income (pay stubs, award letters, loans, etc.) is attached to the application.

  • I have attached receipts for all expenses claimed on my profit and loss statement for self-employment income. 

  • I have included a copy of my most recent heating bill 

    • If you pay your heat as part of your rent, include a copy of your most recent rent receipt.

  • I have signed my application.

  • If submitting by email:

    •  I have scanned:

      •  My application

      • All required paperwork

    • I have attached the files to the application email.

For help with your application call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435).

Local Resources

State Resources 

  • Crisis Intervention Program

    • The Crisis Intervention Program helps with the repair or replacement of a home’s primary heating system. They operate year-round. 

  • Weatherization Program (WAP)

    • This program is designed to improve the energy efficiency of Colorado Homes. They work with Colorado residents to reduce heating costs long term. This program is offered through the Governor’s Energy Office.

  • Colorado Property Tax/Rent/Heat Credit (PTC) rebate

    • This rebate is for low-income seniors and disabled persons.  The greatest property tax rebate is $660 and the greatest heat expenses rebate is $192. This program is administered by the Colorado Department of Revenue.

  • Energy Outreach Colorado

    • This non-profit raises money to help low-income Coloradans afford their home energy bills

National Resources 

  • Federal LIHEAP

    • LIHEAP provides help to reduce the costs of home energy bills.

  • LIHEAP Clearinghouse 

    • LIHEAP Clearinghouse is a website that provides information about LIHEAP and NEAR Services


Still have questions? Reach out to Goodwill of Colorado.

Phone: 1-866-432-8435