CARE Program




Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy program (CARE) is committed to increasing comfort, creating a safer living environment, and lowering energy bills for income-qualified Coloradans. CARE leverages EOC funding, utility rebates, and local resources to provide FREE energy efficiency services to participants.

What accepted program participants can expect

There is no cost to participants. An authorized and experienced CARE energy adviser will visit the home to install free energy efficient products, assess the property for major efficiency opportunities, and educate the client on their energy usage. Once the adviser has completed their assessment, they will coordinate with local contractors to install the most cost-effective efficiency measures in the home. After installation, participants may be contacted by an EOC or CARE inspector to ensure all improvements were installed correctly.

Potential upgrades

Accepted program participants may qualify for some or all of the following:

  • Air sealing
  • Attic insulation
  • Crawlspace insulation
  • Efficient
  • EnergyStar™ refrigerator
  • High efficiency furnace
  • Wall insulation
  • Hot water heater blanket
  • LEDs
  • Pipe insulation
  • Programmable thermostat
  • Storm windows

Income qualifications

 Qualifying participant(s) income must be at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI) in their respective county. View income thresholds by county.

To apply

Fill out one of the following applications or Click HERE to verify that you live in a participating county.

Send application to:

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  • Fax (303)825-0765
  • If you need more information please call (303) 226-5061 and ask for the CARE Program

Participating Regional CARE Agencies

Participating Utilities

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If CARE is not provided in your county, and if you qualify for LEAP, please contact the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) agency in your area -


Participating Regional CARE Agencies


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