LEAP is a federally funded program that helps eligible hard working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs.

It is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating, but rather to help alleviate some of the burden associated with the colder months.


  • Applying for LEAP? Please read this information sheet before applying. Download the English or Spanish version.
  • Download the English or Spanish application (you will need the latest version of Adobe Reader to view the application).
  • You must submit the completed application and all required paperwork to the office location serving your county. Click here for address information.
  • Assistance may be available to you while the LEAP program is closed. Please call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) for more information.

If you received LEAP last year and still reside at the same address, a LEAP application packet will be mailed to you on or before November 1. Please use the return business-reply envelope provided in the packet to submit your application. 

Completed LEAP applications can be faxed, mailed, emailed (if the county LEAP office has email capacity) or delivered to the appropriate county LEAP office. Click here to find the address for the office location serving your county. Applications are processed according to the date they are received and may take up to 50 days to process a non-emergency application. 

Use our application checklist to help expedite your application!