LEAP - Rio Blanco County Department of Social Services

Rio Blanco County Department of Social Services

 
Data Provided By
United Way of Larimer County 2-1-1 - UWLC
General Information
Description of ServiceThe Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is a federally funded program designed to help qualifying low-income households cover part of their winter home heating costs from November 1st - April 30th. Once benefits are approved, LEAP can provide a financial credit directly to the heat supplier, or it can place the credit on a QUEST card to pay for a heating source such as wood, coal, propane, or for heat billed on a shared meter.
LocationRio Blanco County
Geographical AreaRio Blanco County
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureFor clients who received LEAP last year and have not moved, an application packet will be mailed to their address by November 1st. Otherwise, visit the website to download an application. Mail, fax, or email a completed application and identification paperwork to Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado, which administers the LEAP program. Call Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado's LEAP (HEAT-HELP) line for more information.
Intake RequirementsClients must provide copies of the following:
- Most recent utility bill OR rent receipt if heat is included in your rent
- Proof of all household income (pay stubs, award letters, loans, etc.)
- Valid Photo ID

Valid forms of identification include:
- Colorado Driver’s License or Colorado ID card
- US Military or Dependent ID card
- US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card
- Native American Tribal document
Helpful Tips- Call the LEAP hotline at 1-866-432-8435 or visit the website at www.EnergyOutreach.org to locate a partner agency who may be able to help. Please call first, as most agencies require an appointment to request an application. An application may take up to 50 business days to process.
- May also qualify for free weatherization services through the Colorado Energy Office Weatherization Program (1-800-462-0184).
 
Client Information
GenderEither
Languages SpokenEnglish, Language Line Available
EligibilityIndividuals who:
- Pay home heating costs to an energy provider, fuel dealer, or as part of rent.
- Are a permanent legal resident of the United States and Colorado or have household members that are U.S. citizens.
- Provide proof of lawful presence in the U.S.
- have a maximum family household income that falls within the guidelines given below.

“Household” means people who live with you and for whom you are financially responsible.
Household Size Monthly Gross Income
60% of State Median Income
1 $ 2,371
2 $ 3,101
3 $ 3,831
4 $ 4,561
5 $ 5,290
6 $ 6,021
7 $ 6,157
8 $ 6,294
Each Additional Person $ 137
 
Fees or Charges
Fee AmountsNone
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Administrative Hours)
Specific Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Walk-In Hours)
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Phone 1-866-432-8435 (1-866-HEAT-HELP)
Physical Site Address 1 345 Market St
Physical Site City, State, Zip Meeker, CO 81641
Mailing Address 1 PO Box 39200
Mailing City, State, Zip Colorado Springs, CO 80949
Main Phone 1-866-432-8435 (1-866-HEAT-HELP)
Other Phone (719) 442-0007 (Discover Goodwill)
Fax 1-855-830-3483 (LEAP/Discover Goodwill)
Service Location Email LEAPHELP@Discovermygoodwill.org
Web Address www.colorado.gov/cdhs/LEAP
 
Additional Information
SourceUWLC
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Rio Blanco County Department of Social Services
Affiliated Program: Rio Blanco County Department of Social Services
This Service: LEAP - Rio Blanco County Department of Social Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Heating Fuel Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-300)