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Utilities Affordability Portfolio
Looking for ways to lower your utility bill?
Fort Collins Utilities partners with local organizations to provide efficiency, conservation and bill payment assistance programs, including low- or no-cost resources that keep utility costs down.
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LEAP Now Accepting Applications
LEAP Mobile Unit in Fort Collins
The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) helps with wintertime home heating for limited-income households. They will have a mobile unit in Fort Collins to help local families, seniors and individuals sign up for the program on a walk-in basis.
- Friday, Nov. 30, 8 a.m.-noon
Fort Collins Senior Center
1200 Raintree Dr.
- Friday, Nov. 30, 2-5 p.m.
626 Quaking Aspen Dr.
- Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-noon
Northside Aztlan Community Center
112 E. Willow St.
Please bring these required documents: ID, 60 days of income verification for all adults in the household or a social security benefit award letter, and a copy of your heating bill.
The LEAP mobile unit can also help households apply for other services, including one-time utility bill payment assistance.
Households that receive LEAP this winter also may be eligible for Fort Collins Utilities’ Income-Qualified Assistance Program (IQAP) in 2019. IQAP is a 23 percent rate discount on electric, water and wastewater charges.
For More Information
- Applications: Nov. 1 – April 30
Payment Assistance Fund (PAF)
Households with a current past due notice may receive financial assistance once per 12-month cycle on their electric and/or water bill.
Crisis Intervention Program
Free emergency furnace repair or replacement, available to LEAP qualified customers. Call toll-free 1-855-4-MY-HEAT (1-855-469-4328) or click the link below for more information.
Larimer Home Improvement Program (LHIP)
Emergency assistance and low- to no-interest loans for home repairs and improvements. Call 970-635-5931 or click the link below for more information.
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
Help with wintertime heating costs. Apply between Nov. 1–April 30. LEAP establishes eligibility for other programs, including the Income-Qualified Assistance Program. For more information, email TEVBUEhFTFBAZGlzY292ZXJteWdvb2R3aWxsLm9yZw==, call 1-866-432-8435 or click the link below.
Income-Qualified Assistance Program (IQAP)
A 23% rate discount on electric, water and wastewater charges to customers who receive LEAP. The program also facilitates efficiency and conservation opportunities to further lower bills. For more information, call 970-212-2900 or click the link below.
Medical Assistance Program (MAP)
Qualifying households that require medically necessary electrical equipment or air conditioning may receive a discounted electric rate. For more information, call 970-212-2900 or click the link below.
Income-qualified rebate for people who are 65 years or older or have a disabled member of their household. Applications accepted Aug. 1–Oct. 31. For more information, call 970-416-2304 or click the link below.
Water and Energy Program
Free home efficiency assessments and products through Larimer County Conservation Corps. Equipment installed includes LED bulbs, sink aerators, showerheads and toilets.
Xcel Gas and Electric Affordability Program
Qualified Xcel customers may receive non-emergency energy assistance.
United Way 2-1-1
970-407-7066 - Information and referral service that provides a comprehensive list of community resources.
Fort Collins Recreation Department Reduced Fee Program
The reduced fee program provides people who qualify the opportunity to participate in Recreation programs at a significant discount.
City Discount Programs, Rebates and Services
City of Fort Collins offers numerous discounts, rebates, and services for qualifying citizens – including a grocery tax rebate, free indoor air quality assessments, and many more.