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. You can also download the applications:

2022 LEAP Application - English
2022 LEAP Application - Spanish

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 to a landlord as part of your rent.
  • Earn a maximum family household income that does not exceed 60% of the state median income level. 
  • Provide proof of lawful presence in the U.S., for you and household members born outside of the U.S. Valid forms of identification include Naturalization Certificate, or Born Abroad Certificate, or U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card, or Documentation of Refugee or Asylee status.

Use the table below to determine your monthly gross income according to your household size. Household refers to all people living with you and for whom you are financially responsible. The table displays updated income guidelines for the 2022-2023 season that begins November 1, 2022.

 Household Size
 Gross Income Limit
 1 $2,880
 2 $3,766
 3 $4,652
 4 $5,539
 5 $6,425
 6 $7,311
 7 $7,477
 8 $7,644
 Each Additional Person
 Add $166 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.