Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)


The LEAP Program is now accepting applications. To get an application, please visit Human Services at 1865 S. Townsend Ave in Montrose, CO.

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 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?

  • 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.


 Household Size
 Gross Income Limit
 1  $2371
 2  $3101
 3  $3831
 4  $4561
 5  $5290
 6  $6021
 7  $6157
 8  $6294
 Each Additional Person
 Add $137 for each person

Get Started & Questions

  • Call 1-866-Heat-Help or 1-866-432-8435.
  • Pickup an application after November 1st at Montrose County Health & Human Services, 1845 S Townsend Ave., Montrose CO 81401.
  • More information available at Colorado LEAP page.