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    General Financial Assistance


    7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    Contact Us

    900 Jefferson County Pkwy.
    Human Services Building
    Golden, CO 80401

  • Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)


    PLEASE NOTE:  LEAP is currently closed and not taking any applications.  Please check back in November.

    The Colorado LEAP program provides eligible, low-income Colorado residents with assistance to pay a portion of their home heating bill during the winter months, November 1 through April 30.

    LEAP cannot provide asistance for any type of temporary or portable heating source such as portable electric heaters or any portable fuel heater.

    LEAP is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating. If you are applying for assistance continue to pay your home heating bill

    Eligibility Requirements

    You may be eligible for LEAP if:

    • You are a U.S. Citizen and a resident of Colorado 
    • You pay heating fuel costs directly to an energy provider or you pay the cost of heating your dwelling as part of your rent 
    • Your gross monthly household income from all sources and household members falls within the guidelines External Link Icon set annually and posted November 1st of each year. "Household" means the people who reside with you, as applicant, within your dwelling and for whom you are financially responsible for such as a spouse and/or child(ren). The maximum gross monthly income limits are based on 150% of the federal poverty level

    Quick Links:

    How do I apply for Energy Assistance? (Get an application) External Link Icon

    Where do I send my LEAP application? External Link Icon

    What if I'm in an emergency?(shut-off; out of propane) External Link Icon

    What is the status of my application? External Link Icon

    Submitting your Application

    You can mail your application to:

    Jefferson County Department of Human Services
    Attn: LEAP Application
    900 Jefferson County Pkwy.
    Golden, CO 80401

    You can fax your application to:


    You can send your application electronically:

    Because your application includes sensitive information, we recommend only sending the application electronically by using the link below to send using our secure email system.

    We do need a signed version, so this will require the signed application to be scanned after signing (or take a picture of it with a phone).

    Follow these steps to email the application through our secure email system:

    1. Go to our secure email system
    2. Enter your email address, or login if you have already registered
    3. Complete the registration process
    4. Complete the account activation process by clicking on the link in your email from Proofpoint Encryption Registration
    5. In the “TO” box, enter: 'LEAP@jeffco.us'  
    6. Select “Attach a File” to attach your scanned/signed application
    7. Click “Send” in the top left

    You may also qualify for:

    Weatherization View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites.  Year-round free program offered through the Governor's Energy Office which assists eligible households to improve home energy efficiency.

    Contact Energy Resource Center at 720-236-1321 for more information, or visit Colorado Energy Office's website.

    Last Updated: 11-11-2014