Energy Assistance

Energy Assistance

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Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
LEAP is a program for families and individuals with limited incomes who need help paying their heating bills. The program is open from Nov. 1 through April 30, 2023 and provides help with heating costs to eligible families. In most cases, the energy assistance benefit is paid directly to the household energy supplier.

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)
This heating season LIHWAP is available to qualifying households to help reconnect their disconnected drinking water or waste/sewer services, or help the household if facing disconnection with their drinking water and waste/sewer services, or if they have a past due amount with their drinking water and waste/sewer services. Funds are limited and are on a first come first serve basis.

Eagle County LEAP is administered by Discover Goodwill of Southern Western Colorado.
See the Colorado Energy Assistance website for LEAP program information and the most up-to-date guidelines.

To Apply:

Applications are available by calling 1-888-775-LEAP (1-888-775-5327) any time between November 1 and April 30. Continue paying your heat bill, as LEAP assistance will not pay your entire bill!

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  • To apply for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program and the Arrearage Program, households need to be LEAP approved and complete the addendum found in the LEAP application.
The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP)
CIP operates year-round and provides assistance with furnace repair and replacement, or replacement of broken windows. You must be eligible for LEAP to qualify for CIP. For more information, please call: 1-866-HEAT HELP (1-866-432-8435)

Energy Smart Colorado CARE Program
Energy Smart Colorado is now facilitating Colorado's Affordable Residential Energy Program (CARE) to assist income-qualified residents in improving the comfort, safety and efficiency of their home. The program provides a free home energy assessment or walk-through to identify energy improvements as well as energy upgrades to help save money for qualifying residents. To learn more about the program, income qualifications and how to apply please visit the CARE program website. Applications are available in English or Spanish.

Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Weatherization Program
The Energy Management Program, also known as Weatherization, weatherizes low and moderate income homes to reduce their fuel consumption and heating costs. If you qualify for this program you may receive: caulking, weather stripping, insulation, storm windows, furnace tune-up, furnace replacement, refrigerator replacement and more free of charge. For more information or to apply for this program please visit the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments' website.

GRID Alternatives Colorado
GRID Alternatives Colorado has partnered with Holy Cross Energy to help qualifying members save up to 50% on their electric bill by offering no cost, 2-year community solar subscriptions. In order to qualify you must be a member of Holy Cross Energy and must be at or below the household income limits in place for this program. For more information you can also visit the GRID Solar website.

Additional Resources:

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Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Holy Cross Energy Assistance Programs
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