Public Inquiries: 1-866-432-8435
Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
List of contacts
LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
LIHEAP Income Eligibility
150% Federal Poverty Level
LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating: $200 minimum, $302 average, $700 maximum
LIHEAP Households Served (Estimate for FY 2013 Heating)
LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: November 1 - April 30
Low-Income Rate Assistance
Property Tax, Rent, and Heat Rebate
Operated through the state Department of Revenue, allows tax rebates for home heating payments to residents at least 65 years old, surviving spouses at least 58 years old, or to disabled. The income limit for single households is $11,000, for married couples, $14,700. Qualified applicants can receive a rebate of up to $600 of their property tax and $192 directly or as part of their rent payments, by filing the Property Tax/ Rent/Heat Rebate Application Form 104PTC. [39-31-101 C.R.S.] The application is available at any Taxpayer Service Center statewide or at www.revenue.state.co.us/TPS_Dir/wrap.asp?incl=forms_download.
Black Hills Energy
Black Hills Energy Assistance Program (BHEAP)
Provides bill-payment assistance and educates customers on ways to manage their monthly bill. Eligibility is based on household income and federal poverty guidelines. BHEAP will accept applications from gas customers at or below 125 percent of federal poverty levels. Customers must already be enrolled as a Low Income Energy Assistance Program participant and must enroll in Black Hills Energy's budget billing program and participate in no-cost energy efficiency and weatherization programs. To obtain an application, customers can call the customer service center at 888-890-5554. Later in July 2012, the application will also be available at www.blackhillsenergy.com under the Programs and Services section. Colorado gas customers also can pick up an application at local LIHEAP agencies. Applications are being accepted as of July 1, 2012. Program enrollment and distribution of funds will begin in the fall of 2012.
Low-Income Energy Efficiency
Black Hills Energy
If you qualify for federal low-income assistance, then you may also qualify for the Weatherization Program offered by Black Hills Energy and the The Governor's Energy Office. This program provides free funding for home improvements such as space and water heating equipment upgrades, insulation, low flow showerheads and faucet aerators. Weatherization improvements which are covered by Black Hills Energy funding include:
- Insulation - floor, ceiling, and wall
- Band joist
- Water heating measures (pipe wrap, low-flow showerheads, and faucet aerators)
- Air infiltration measures
Apply for this program contact your local
Home Energy Resources
Homeowners and renters may be eligible for our no cost weatherization and furnace services. We serve homes in El Paso, Elbert, Douglas, Fremont and Teller Counties. If your home has not been previously weatherized and if you meet the income guidelines you may call us at 719-591-0772.
Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.
Energy Outreach Colorado
Utility Assistance Program
Distributes energy assistance dollars year round through 78 community-based organizations at 93 sites reaching all 64 Colorado counties. The funds provide emergency fuel bill assistance for Colorado's low-income households facing an energy crisis. Click here to find a local agency.
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines. To contact the energy assistance agency in your area visit www.atmosenergy.com/faq/eaa.html
Black Hills Energy
Black Hills Cares
The Black Hills Cares Energy Assistance Program provides funds to help people with their energy bills or emergency energy-related expenses. Black Hills Energy matches customer and employee contributions, dollar-for-dollar. Local assistance agencies determine eligibility and distribute funds.
Senior Heat + Program
Boulder County residents age 60 and older who previously were ineligible for LIHEAP because of income limits may be able to get help with this past winter's heating bills through a new county Senior Heat + Program, which has gross monthly income limits of $1,670 for an individual or $2,246 for a couple. April 30 is the deadline for applying for the program. Contact Amy Armstrong at 303-678-6007 or email at email@example.com.
City of Fountain
Lighten the Load
Bill payment limited to $150 once per year for water, electricity or wastewater. Must have disconnect notice. Apply at Pikes Peak Community Action Agency.
City of Longmont
Utility bill payment assistance. Must apply for LEAP first and have a disconnect notice. Contact OUR Center, 303-772-5529.
City of Loveland Water and Power Department
Help a Neighbor in Distress (HAND)
The HAND project helps qualified applicants avoid a loss of service due to an unpaid City utility bill. Qualified applicants are given a voucher to pay their City utility bill. HAND, administered by the House of Neighborly Services, is funded by the City of Loveland Water and Power Department and community contributions.
970-962-2111 or E-mail
Colorado Springs Utility Company
Citizens Option to Provide Energy (COPE)
Project COPE is funded by donations from citizen-owners who work closely with Care & Share Inc. and its network agencies to manage the program and administer funds to families in need. To be eligible for Project COPE assistance, you:
- Must be a Colorado Springs Utilities customer; and
- Must have received a Colorado Springs Utilities disconnect notice; and
- Must be experiencing an emergency situation; and
- Must first apply for Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) assistance. If LEAP assistance is no longer available, or if you do not qualify for LEAP, you may apply for Project COPE assistance.
Eligible customers may receive one-time Project COPE assistance annually.
For a referral to a Project COPE agency near you, call 2-1-1.
Delta Montrose Electric Association
Customer donations help individuals and organizations in the community. An application is available online.
Fort Collins Utilities
Payment Assistance Fund
Customers with a shut off notice are eligible for help through the Payment Assistance Fund.To apply, take your shut off notice to the Mission at Catholic Charities Northern, 460 Linden Center Dr., on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. An intake worker with the emergency assistance program will interview you and contact Fort Collins Utilities for information about your account. If you qualify and there is money available, assistance will be granted. This assistance is available once during a 12-month period and will be credited directly to your utility account.
Mountain Parks Electric, Inc.
Customer donations fund a charitable trust. Funds are then distributed to needy individuals and families and to non-profit organizations through a grant application process.
Mountain View Electric Association, Inc.
Customer donations are distributed to needy individuals and families and to non-profit organizations through a grant application process. Applications are available on the website or
call Judith at 719-495-2283 or 800-388-9881.
Yampa Valley Electric
Caring Consumers is funded by customers that round up electric bills to the next highest dollar. An appointed board of directors, comprised of citizens from within the YVEA service territory, determines who receives assistance funds from the foundation.