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<p>BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18: An older-model thermostat (L) is seen attached to a heating radiator as well as a device for measuring cumulative heat output in an apartment on February 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Consumers are expected to enjoy lower-than-average heating bills for this winter season due to the very late start of winter weather and the overall relatively mild temperatures since then. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)</p>
DENVER – The annual Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, or LEAP, has begun accepting applications.
Households who apply for the program and qualify will receive resources to stay warm and save money on heating costs. In addition, they can use their remaining cash to pay for other necessities during the winter months.
LEAP is available for qualifying households through April 30, 2019.
Both homeowners and renters with at least one legally present household member are eligible to apply for LEAP. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, or be part of a household with a legal resident
Responsible for paying heating costs
Meet certain income limits (up to 165 percent of federal poverty level index)