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Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

The Low Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is designed to help low-income households with home heating costs. LEAP assists in a portion of heating costs; it is not intended to cover the entire cost of home heating. The program runs from November 1st through April 30th only.


Income guidelines vary. Please contact Custer County Human Services for more information by calling (719) 783-2371.

How to Apply

Pick up an application from our office, or call to have one mailed to you. Bring the completed application for assistance and all required documents into our office. Applications cannot be processed without all required documents, which include:
  • Proof of identity (driver's license, birth certificate, U.S. passport, military ID, etc.)
  • Proof of income (pay stubs, verification of Social Security income, benefits, pensions, etc.)
  • Current heating/propane bill
  • Copy of your lease or mortgage statement

Application Process Period

LEAP applications will be processed within 30 days from the date our office receives your completed application and all required documents.

For information regarding year-round assistance with heating fuel bills please contact HEAT HELP at 1-866-432-8435.
   Contact Us

Ronda Post
LEAP Caseworker
(719) 783-2371

205 S. 6th Street
P.O. Box 929
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Phone: 719-783-2371
Fax: 719-783-0163

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

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