LEAP season coming to a close
Ryan Summerlin April 9, 2013
EAGLE, Colorado – Qualifying households may still apply for the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) until April 30. This annual financial assistance program, which runs from November through April each winter, is designed to aid in reducing household energy bills by paying a portion of the cost of home heating for qualifying, limited-income households. Applications are due no later than April 30 and can be mailed to LEAP, P.O. Box 39200, Colorado Springs, CO 90949 or faxed to 719-633-9098.Each qualified home may receive only one benefit, or subsidy, for the entire season. If a household has already applied and received a benefit this season, they should not re-apply. Many factors such as income, the type of heat being used and number of people in the household are considered before an amount is awarded to an applicant.Although the winter heating season is winding down, households who are current on their heating bill or have fallen behind on their heating bills may still apply. If eligible, their LEAP benefit can be applied to their past due heating bill or be applied as a credit to their account.Applications are available at www.eaglecounty.us/EconomicServices/Energy_Assistance/. For more information, contact Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western CO at 888-775-5327 or call Heat Help at 866-432-8435 to request an application by mail.