Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

LEAP provides financial assistance to low-income households to help pay part of their winter home heating costs.

Assistance is given to those households who pay directly to a utility company or those who have heat included in their rent.

Contact Information

720.523.2127 | Email

Services Provided

  • There are other requirements for subsidized housing. 
  • All applicant households whose countable income for the eligibility period is up to and including 60% of the state median income level released by the U.S. Department of Health shall meet the income requirements for this assistance program.
  • LEAP can also assist with home heat system repair and/or replacement of inoperable heating systems.

Applications are taken from November 1 through April 30. 

How to Apply

Online through the Colorado PEAK website
Download an application and drop off at local DHS office by mail, email, or fax.
Adams County LEAP email
Fax: 720.523.2101
To request a paper application to be mailed, have the client call the heat help line 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435).

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after I apply?

Application will be assigned to a technician. LEAP office has 30 days to process a regular application and 14 days to process an emergency application.

What can I expect now?

If there is additional information needed to complete the application, a letter will be sent out. When the processing of the application is completed, a notice will be mailed advising of the decision.

How do I get payment/receive benefits?

If heat is paid to a vendor, the payment will be paid to the vendor. If heat is paid to a third party (landlord/apartment complex), the benefit will be placed onto an EBT card.

For more information, visit the LEAP website.​