Applications sought for energy assistance program

Applications are available through April 30 for the low-income energy assistance program (LEAP). The program offers assistance to individuals and families to pay winter heating costs.

Those applying for LEAP benefits must meet eligibility requirements and income guidelines. If applicants are financially eligible to receive LEAP benefits, payments are sent directly to utilities and show up as credits on the applicants’ bills.

Applications are accepted online at www.colorado.gov/PEAK or by calling (866) 432-8435. Applications are available at the Mesa County Department of Human Services at 510 29 1/2 Road.

Information also is available by calling (866) 432-8435 or visiting the website at  www.colorado.gov/cdhs/LEAP.