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    General Financial Assistance

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    303-271-1388

    Monday-Friday
    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)

    The Jefferson County Low-Income Energy Assistance Program is now administered by Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado.

    The LEAP Program is closed for the season. Applications will be accepted again starting on November 1, 2015.

    Help with high heating bills is available year round by calling 1-866-432-8435.

    What is LEAP?

    • LEAP is an acronym for Low-Income Energy Assistance Program.
    • LEAP is a federally funded program.
    • LEAP operates from November 1st through April 30th.
    • LEAP is administered by Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado.
    • LEAP is designed to help eligible low-income households with winter home heating costs.
    • LEAP is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating.

    Who qualifies for LEAP assistance?

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
    • You pay home heating costs to an energy provider, fuel dealer, or as part of your rent.
    • You are a permanent legal resident of the United States and Colorado or you have household members that are U.S. Citizens.
    • You provide proof of lawful presence in the U.S.
    • Your maximum family household income falls within the guidelines. “Household” means people who live with you and for whom you are financially responsible.

    Where do I get a LEAP application?

    • Call 1-866-Heat-Help or 1-866-432-8435.
    • Pickup after November 1st at Jefferson County Department of Human Services, 900 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80403.
    • Local utility vendors offices.
    • Community Partner Agencies.
    • More information available at Colorado Energy Assistance.You are now leaving the jeffco.us website to an external site
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    What is the next step?

    Regular Applications:
    • Please mail application using postage paid envelope provided.
    • Fax entire application and verification to LEAP at 719-633-9098.

    When will I know I am approved?

    • Regular Applications - LEAP has 50 days to approve or deny an application from the date it is received.

    What if it is an emergency?

    Emergencies are defined as:
    • Discontinuance of service
    • Low or out of propane
    • Services have been disconnected
    • Applications can be faxed to LEAP at 719-633-9098.

    Emergency Applications

    • LEAP has 14 days to approve or deny an application from the date it is received.
    • While working an emergency application LEAP has the ability to request a hold from automated vendors to allow LEAP time to complete processing a LEAP application.

    My furnace is not working.

    Resources:
    CIP (Crisis Intervention Program)You are now leaving the jeffco.us website to an external site
    Energy Outreach ColoradoYou are now leaving the jeffco.us website to an external site

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Main Phone Line: 719-442-0007
    Call 24 hours: 1-866-HEAT-HELP or 1-866-432-8435
    Email: LEAPHELP@Discovermygoodwill.org
    Fax: 719-633-9098

    MAILING INFORMATION
    LEAP
    P.O. Box 39200
    Colorado Springs, CO 80949 

    Last Updated: 9-2-2015