Energy Bill Assistance Program

Energy Outreach’s energy bill assistance program helps low-income Coloradans who are past due on their energy bill and in danger of having their home energy shut off. Once a household qualifies for energy assistance, a payment for a portion of their bill is made directly to their energy vendor.

How It Works

  • Energy Outreach raises energy assistance funding through individual and organizational donors.
  • Funding is distributed to the organizations that make up Energy Outreach’s statewide assistance network. These local organizations have trained caseworkers who assist clients through the application process and determine eligibility. Funding is available year-round.
  • Energy Outreach’s program works cooperatively with Colorado’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), which is federally funded and administered through the Colorado Department of Human Services. LEAP accepts energy bill assistance applications between November 1 and April 30.
  • Energy Outreach is the safety net for low-income Colorado families, seniors and individuals with special needs who do not meet LEAP qualifications, who need help during the months when LEAP does not accept applications, or who just need additional help.
  • Because LEAP funds are limited, Energy Outreach typically provides additional funding to LEAP to increase the average benefit per household in Colorado.
  • A household may receive energy bill assistance from Energy Outreach and/or LEAP once per program year.

How to Join Our Assistance Network

Energy Outreach is not currently accepting applications for the Home Energy Assistance Grant. If your organization is interested in joining EOC’s assistance network in the 2018-2019 grant year starting October 1, 2018, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You will receive an email in the spring of 2018 announcing the opening of the grant application period with instructions on how to apply. The application period for the 2018-2019 program year begins on May 1, 2018 and closes on June 29, 2018.


EOC accepts grant applications from organizations that:

  • Serve a geographic area within Colorado.
  • Are a 501 (c)(3) or governmental organization.
  • Provide direct services to clients and respond to emergency needs.
  • Have a non-discrimination policy.
  • Are fiscally sound, i.e. able to operate in the absence of EOC funding.


Click here to see Energy Outreach’s statewide assistance network.