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 from Nov. 1 through April 30. While the program is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating, if you are eligible, it aims to help alleviate some of the burdens that come with Colorado’s colder months.
Learn more about the program including qualifications and how to apply.
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 [email protected]
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 also be emailed to [email protected]
LEAP and EOC applications may be completed online. If you require a paper form, you may call 303-688-4825 to have an application mailed to you. Applications may also be picked up from the Department of Human Services, 4400 Castleton Court in Castle Rock. Please do not return your application to this site, as that 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 [email protected]