Do you need help with home heating costs and furnace repairs?

Eligible residents may apply for assistance beginning Nov. 1, 2018

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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 beginning November 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.

For information please visit and search for LEAP.

All LEAP applications are processed by Discover Goodwill of Central and Southern Colorado, one of the County’s community-based partners.  Completed LEAP applications and questions should be sent via email to

If you also need help with furnace repair or home weatherization, Discover Goodwill also processes the separate application for Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC).   To be considered for EOC funds, applicants also need to apply for LEAP.  For general information about EOC please visit

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.  Applications and consent forms (if applicable) may also be emailed to

LEAP and EOC applications may also be obtained from the Department of Human Services, 4400 Castleton Court in Castle Rock; Douglas/Elbert Task Force, 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 or you may email the application and other required documentation to

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