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LEAP Ends April 30, Energy Outreach Assistance Still Available

April 23, 2015

DENVER – Limited-income Coloradans struggling to pay home energy bills can apply to Energy Outreach Colorado for energy bill payment assistance, even after the federally-funded Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) stops accepting applications April 30 until next November.

Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) is a statewide nonprofit that distributes energy assistance funds year-round through 125 assistance organizations to help families, seniors and individuals with special needs. It works closely with LEAP and other organizations to help Coloradans afford home energy by paying a portion of their overdue energy bills.

“Ongoing uncertainty in federal funding leaves more Coloradans at risk of having to go without home energy, or go without other necessities to pay their home energy bill,” said Skip Arnold, Energy Outreach Colorado’s executive director. “We were established in 1989 to raise funds to fill the growing gap between the energy assistance needs of our communities and federal resources.”

Since 1989, Energy Outreach has raised more than $220 million from individuals and organizations for its energy affordability programs. These include energy bill payment assistance, emergency home heating repair, and energy efficiency upgrades for affordable housing communities and nonprofit facilities.

To apply for assistance, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please go to or call toll free 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435).

About Energy Outreach Colorado
Helping Coloradans afford home energy.
Energy Outreach Colorado is the only independent, non-profit organization in the state that raises money to help limited-income Coloradans afford home energy. Since 1989, EOC has raised more than $209 million to fund energy bill payment assistance and energy efficiency upgrades for affordable housing and nonprofit facilities. Energy Outreach Colorado relies on private donations, corporate contributions and foundation grants. It has received top ratings from Charity Navigator for 13 consecutive years and is an accredited charity member of the Better Business Bureau. Energy Outreach Colorado,, can be reached at 303-825-8750 or at 225 E. 16th Ave. Ste. 200, Denver, CO  80203-1612.

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