Energy Outreach Colorado provides $455,000 in supplemental LEAP funding to high-risk agencies statewide
Denver, CO – May 21, 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 $445,000 to energy assistance agencies across the state to support vulnerable households that are eligible for these services.
Many of the agencies receiving this supplemental funding are out of funds yet have lists of residents who still need help. Salvation Army will receive $130,000 of this allocation to assist with statewide, high needs outreach.
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 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.