LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Colorado
LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level
LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating: $200 minimum, $302 average, $700 maximum
LIHEAP Households Served
(Estimate for FY 2013)
LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: November 1 – April 30
LIHEAP Program Dates
State LIHEAP Resources
Property Tax, Rent, and Heat Rebate
Operated through the state Department of Revenue, allows tax rebates for home heating payments to residents at least 65 years old, surviving spouses at least 58 years old, or to disabled. The income limit for single households is $11,000, for married couples, $14,700. Qualified applicants can receive a rebate of up to $600 of their property tax and $192 directly or as part of their rent payments, by filing the Property Tax/ Rent/Heat Rebate Application Form 104PTC. [39-31-101 C.R.S.] The application is available at any Taxpayer Service Center statewide, online or call 303-238-3278.
Colorado Utilities with Low-Income Energy Efficiency Resources
Black Hills Energy
Black Hills Energy Assistance Program (BHEAP): Provides bill-payment assistance and educates customers on ways to manage their monthly bill. Eligibility is based on household income and federal poverty guidelines. BHEAP will accept applications from gas customers at or below 125 percent of federal poverty levels. Customers must already be enrolled as a Low Income Energy Assistance Program participant and must enroll in Black Hills Energy’s budget billing program and participate in no-cost energy efficiency and weatherization programs. To obtain an application, customers can call the customer service center at 888-890-5554. Later in July 2012, the application will also be available at www.blackhillsenergy.com under the Programs and Services section. Colorado gas customers also can pick up an application at local LIHEAP agencies. Applications are being accepted as of July 1, 2012. Program enrollment and distribution of funds will begin in the fall of 2012.
Weatherization Program: If you qualify for federal low-income assistance, then you may also qualify for the Weatherization Program offered by Black Hills Energy and The Governor’s Energy Office. This program provides free funding for home improvements such as space and water heating equipment upgrades, insulation, low flow showerheads and faucet aerators. Weatherization improvements which are covered by Black Hills Energy funding include:
- Insulation – floor, ceiling, and wall
- Band joist
- Water heating measures (pipe wrap, low-flow showerheads, and faucet aerators)
- Air infiltration measures
To apply for this program contact your local agency.
Energy Resource Center
Home Energy Resources: Homeowners and renters may be eligible for our no cost weatherization and furnace services. We serve homes in El Paso, Elbert, Douglas, Fremont and Teller Counties. If your home has not been previously weatherized and if you meet the income guidelines you may call us at 719-591-0772 or visit us online.
State utility resource information provided by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a service of the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.