The Low-income Power Help Program is now obtainable for eligible households as of Nov. 1 and can run via April 30. Qualifying households might obtain help to pay a portion of their residence heating invoice.
For the 2020-21 heating season, Goodwill Industries of Southern and Western Colorado will once more administer this system for Eagle County.
Households might qualify for LEAP help if anybody throughout the house is a U.S. citizen or authorized everlasting resident. Heating prices are paid on to an power supplier. The profit might also be paid to certified residents if heating prices are included inside a rental cost.
The utmost gross month-to-month family earnings restrict has elevated considerably for this LEAP season to 60% of the state median earnings, primarily based on variety of family members. Limits are as follows:
Family dimension/Month-to-month gross earnings
Every extra individual: $151
Every certified family might obtain just one LEAP profit for the winter season. Along with earnings, components akin to kind of warmth getting used, kind of dwelling and variety of individuals within the family are thought of earlier than an quantity is awarded to an applicant. Funds for residence heating system repairs might also be obtainable.
Purposes for LEAP could also be submitted on-line via the Colorado PEAK web site at https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/. Paper copies might also be picked up from any Eagle County Division of Human Providers location in Avon, Eagle or El Jebel. To request an utility by mail or for extra data on LEAP and different obtainable sources, name Uncover Goodwill at 1-888-775-5327 or Warmth Assist at 1-866-432-8435. On-line functions might be processed most shortly.
An extra useful resource for these dealing with excessive heating payments is the Colorado Power Workplace Weatherization Program. This system is out there for low- and moderate-income households to cut back their heating prices via companies akin to insulation, caulking and climate stripping, in addition to the set up of latest storm home windows and new energy-efficient furnaces and fridges. For extra data, name 1-800-332-3669 or go to http://www.nwccog.org/programs/weatherization/.
The Colorado Reasonably priced Residential Power Program, or CARE, also can assist. This program has larger limits than LEAP and the Weatherization Program, so these with larger incomes should qualify for CARE. Just like the Weatherization Program, this system gives a free residence power evaluation and free power upgrades, akin to a brand new furnace, air sealing and insulation. Each householders and renters are eligible. The native program is carried out by Strolling Mountains Science Middle. Go to http://www.energyoutreach.org/programs-for-individuals/care-program/ for extra data.