DENVER (CBS4) – Staying warm in the cold can be overwhelming for some Colorado families struggling to make ends meet. A program called LEAP, which began accepting applications on Tuesday morning, can help.

Residents are eligible for LEAP assistance based on their monthly income. LEAP helps people get a heater or repairs. It can also help turn the heat back on for anyone with missed payments.

(credit: colorado.gov)

(credit: colorado.gov)

Thousands of Coloradans qualify for LEAP.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to receive help from LEAP:

– Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, or be part of a household with a legal resident;
– Responsible for paying heating costs; and
– Meet certain income limits

For more information visit a special section of colorado.gov, or call (866) HEAT-HELP (432-8435).

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