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Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.


Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.

Payment Assistance Fund


Help Fort Collins Residents Pay Their Utility Bills

Many Fort Collins residents need help paying their utility bills — and Fort Collins Utilities' Payment Assistance Fund, based entirely on donations, can't keep up. Community members have been turned away because there isn't enough funding. Our goal is to provide assistance to all residents who apply.

Help us meet this increased need. Through a one-time donation or a set monthly amount, your support will help keep the heat, lights and water on for many in our community.

Your Donation Counts

The fund has helped over 2,000 residents since 2004, and the number of those in need of assistance increases each year. Donations of just $12.50/month or a one-time donation of $150/year will help one family avoid having their utilities shut off.

Any donation, regardless of the amount, is appreciated. Your contribution may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.

How to Donate

Download a contribution form (PDF 431KB) or pick one up at 117 N. Mason St. or 700 Wood St. during normal business hours.

Or, contact Utilities to have a contribution envelope mailed to you.

Mail your completed form to:

Fort Collins Utilities
Payment Assistance Fund
PO Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580


To Request Assistance

Utility customers who have received a shut-off notice can get payment assistance once during a 12-month period. Call Catholic Charities Larimer County at 970-484-5010 to schedule an appointment. Both English and Spanish are spoken.

An intake worker will interview you and contact Utilities for information about your account. If you qualify and money is available, you'll receive assistance that can be credited to your electric and water accounts.

Contact United Way 2-1-1 to be connected with additional resources.

Assistance Guidelines

  • Utilities are scheduled for interruption of service
  • Account holder pays a portion of the overdue amount
  • Funding may be limited to one month's utility bill
  • Assistance is awarded once during a calendar year