Energy Outreach Colorado provides $250,000 in supplemental LEAP funding to support communities statewide

Denver, CO – August 6, 2019 – Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC), in cooperation with the Department of Human Services’ office of Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), has distributed an additional $250,000 to communities throughout Colorado to support vulnerable households through the EOC Crisis Intervention Program (CIP).

CIP provides emergency heating (furnace repair and replacement) for low-income and income-qualifying Coloradans in every county across Colorado. The program served 1260 households statewide last year and are on track to break that record in FY19/20. People receiving CIP services include seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and families with children.

LEAP is federally funded program that helps qualifying low-income households with their home energy bills. EOC collaborates with the State of Colorado to distribute these funds to partner agencies who serve at risk households. LEAP applications end each year on April 30th, and with so many people remaining to be served, EOC is making this necessary distribution.

EOC has been a leading expert on issues impacting low-income energy consumers for 30 years. Through strong public and private partnerships, the statewide nonprofit has raised and leveraged millions of dollars to reduce energy costs and usage for low-income Coloradans.