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Applications for heating bill assistance now being accepted by Colo.’s LEAP

Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), which provides financial assistance with home heating bills, will accept applications starting Nov. 1 and continuing until April 30, 2013.

LEAP is a federally funded program that helps families and individuals pay a portion of winter home heating costs. Applicant income cannot be more than 150 percent of the federal poverty index, which equates to $2,882 per month for a family of four.

According to Aggie Berens, manager of LEAP, the average LEAP benefit is estimated to be $302 per household. Last winter, more than 125,000 Coloradans applied for LEAP, and 100,794 households received an average benefit of $344.

To qualify for LEAP, applicants must be responsible for paying heating costs directly to an energy provider, fuel dealer or as part of rent; be a permanent legal resident of the United States and Colorado or have household members who are U.S. citizens.

Info: 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) to have an application mailed; visit Garfield County Human Services in Glenwood Springs or Rifle; or go online to http://www.colorado.gov/cdhs/leap to download and print an application form.


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