Douglas County residents who need help with winter heating costs may apply for energy assistance through the State of Colorado’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP).
The program is seasonal, and help is available Nov. 1 through April 30. While the program will not pay for all winter heating expenses, if you are eligible, the program will pay a minimum of $250.
All LEAP applications are processed by Discover Goodwill of Central and Southern Colorado, one of the County’s community-based partners. Questions or completed LEAP applications should be sent via email to LEAPHELP@discovermygoodwill.org.
If you also need help with furnace repair or home weatherization, Discover Goodwill processes a separate application for Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC). To be considered for EOC funds, applicants must apply for LEAP. For general information about EOC please visit www.energyoutreach.org
Utility customers of Black Hills, Xcel, Atmos, or Colorado Natural Gas applying for LEAP or EOC will also have to complete a consent form. Your signed consent form allows Discover Goodwill to talk to your utility company. Consent forms (if applicable) may be emailed to LeapHelp@discovermygoodwill.org.
LEAP and EOC applications may be completed online or paper forms can be obtained from the Department of Human Services, 4400 Castleton Court in Castle Rock; Help and Hope Center, 1638 Park Street in Castle Rock; and Parker Task Force, 19105 Longs Way in Parker. Please do not return your applications to any of these sites, as this will delay processing.
A postage-paid envelope will be provided with the paper application or you may email the application and other required documentation to LeapHelp@discovermygoodwill.org.
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