Weatherization and Payment Assistance Programs

Payment assistance and deadlines have been extended!

Click here to visit the Colorado Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for more information.

November 1 – July 31

Colorado LEAP – Low-income bill assistance online application

CNG CAP – Additional low-income bill assistance that is contingent on receiving LEAP assistance. All LEAP recipients are pre-qualified in this program and automatically assessed for eligibility and no application required.

Anytime

Energy Outreach Colorado

United Way 211 – Available 24/7, United Way 211 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to local services across Colorado. Dial 2-1-1 or visit https://211colorado.org

Colorado PEAK – additional low-income assistance programs

Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO) – Utility Assistance, Call 303-670-1796, Serving Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Park counties

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) – The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) offers a free Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to Colorado’s low-income residents. WAP is a federally funded program that can provide you with energy efficiency services. You can receive assistance with items like insulation, air sealing, storm windows and doors, furnace repair or replacement, and LED light retrofitting.

Visit www.Colorado.gov/energyoffice/local-agencies to find the local agency near you that can help.

COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

Do you know someone who needs help paying their rent and utility bills due to COVID-19? Help is available through the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is designed to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to unemployment, a reduction in household income, or other financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

An “eligible household” is defined as a renter household in which at least one or more individuals meets the following criteria:

  • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19;

  • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and

  • Has a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median.

To see if you qualify for the Emergency Housing Assistance Program, visit the State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs or call 1-888-480-0066.