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.
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).