Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy Program
Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy (CARE) program provides income-qualified Coloradans in participating counties with free home energy efficiency upgrades.
You are eligible if:
|Atmos Energy||Black Hills Gas
|City of Gunnison Electric||Colorado Natural Gas|
|Gunnison County Electric Association||Holy Cross Energy|
|La Plata Electric Association||Mountain Parks Electric|
|Platte Valley Power Authority |
Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont or Estes Park
|San Miguel Power Association|
|Xcel Energy||Yampa Valley Electric Association|
You automatically qualify if anyone in the home participates in one of the following programs:*
|Aid to the Blind (AB)||Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND)
|LEAP (Utility Bill Assistance)||Old Age Pension (OAP)|
|Section 8 Housing||Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)|
|Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)||Women, Infants and Children (WIC)|
*With proof of benefit
With eligibility, Energy Outreach Colorado will connect you with a local agency to conduct a home energy audit, and a selected contractor will install qualifying upgrades. These upgrades may include insulation, refrigerators, LEDs, shower heads, air sealing, and qualifying furnaces and water heaters.
How To Apply
Please fill out a CARE Application by clicking the button below. If you rent your home, you will also need your landlord to sign a consent waiver. To apply, you can either mail or email the completed application. Contact information is listed on the form.
The application review period could be up to 4-5 weeks. You will receive a response via email.
Is your Utility not listed above? Is CARE not provided in your county?
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides free energy efficiency services for income-qualified Coloradans. If you qualify, you will receive an energy audit that will identify potential upgrades that will then be installed by certified technicians at no cost.
How to apply to WAP
The WAP program is administered by eight regional partners. Applicants must provide proof of income or enrollment into one of the qualifying assistance programs. To find a partner, click Find A Service Provider button below or call 1.866.HEAT.HELP (1.866.432.8435).