LIHEAP Application Instructions

In order to apply for Colorado LEAP, you have the following options

Apply in person: You can apply for LEAP by visiting your state LEAP office. You can use this link to find your country LEAP office.

Apply through mail/fax: You can apply for Colorado LEAP through mail. You can download application here and mail it to your local LEAP office. If you mail application to state LEAP office, you may have to face delay in approval of benefits so make sure send them to County Office.

You can also get a LEAP package mailed to you. This package will contain all the information about LEAP in addition to LEAP application form. You can call at 1-866-432-8435 to ask for LEAP packet.

Instead of filling out application manually, you can fill out the LEAP form online using this link and then print it so that you can mail the completed application to your country LEAP office.

You can download an application in Spanish. You can also download information sheet for applying online in Spanish.

Instructions for applying through mail

When you send your LEAP applications through mail/fax, make sure that you are completing it in all respects. Leaving any section of your application blank will mean unnecessary delay in the process. You will also have to attach copies of income stubs and other documents that prove your eligibility for the program.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to receive financial help through LEAP or CIP program, you will have to meet basic LEAP eligibility.

  • You are a U.S citizen or a legal resident of U.S

  • You are a resident of Colorado

  • You cannot pay your entire amount of home heating costs, which are paid to an energy provider

  • You meet the income guidelines for the program (185% of the federal poverty guidelines)

Income guidelines

Size of family unit Gross monthly income limit

  1. $1,397

  2. $1,892

  3. $2,387

  4. $2,882

  5. $3,377

  6. $3,872

  7. $4,367

  8. $4,862

If your household has more than 8 people, you can add $495 for each additional perso.