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Wear extra layer of clothing during the winter and lower thermostat a few degrees.
LEAP Now Accepting Applications
Households that receive LEAP this winter also may be eligible for Fort Collins Utilities’ Income-Qualified Assistance Program (IQAP). IQAP is a 23% rate discount on certain components of electric, water and wastewater charges.
LEAP Applications accepted: Nov. 1 – April 30
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Utilities Affordability Portfolio
Looking for ways to lower your utility bill?
Fort Collins Utilities partners with local organizations to provide bill payment assistance, efficiency and conservation programs that offer low- or no-cost resources that keep utility costs down.
Learn more below. All of the programs within the Utilities Affordability Portfolio fall under payment assistance, efficiency installation/repair programs and other resources. For more information, contact dXRpbGl0aWVzLWFmZm9yZGFiaWxpdHlAZmNnb3YuY29t.
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.
Utility Rebate: 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.
Low-Income 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.
Income-Qualified Assistance Program (IQAP): A reduced electric, water and/or wastewater rate that provides 23% off certain elements of these services. The program also facilitates efficiency and conservation opportunities to further lower bills.
Medical Assistance Program (MAP): Qualifying households that require medically necessary electrical equipment or air conditioning may receive a discounted electric rate.
Efficiency Installation and Repair Programs
Crisis Intervention Program: Free emergency furnace repair or replacement, available to LEAP qualified customers.
Larimer Home Improvement Program (LHIP): Emergency assistance and low- to no-interest loans for home repairs and improvements.
Water and Energy Program: Free home efficiency assessments and product installations through Larimer County Conservation Corps. Equipment installed includes LED bulbs, sink aerators, showerheads and toilets.
Colorado Affordable Residential Energy (CARE) Program: Free money-saving weatherization and energy efficiency upgrades for qualifying households.
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP): Free weatherization and energy efficiency upgrades are available for electric customers who receive LEAP.
Additional Affordability Resources
Xcel Gas and Electric Affordability Program: Qualified Xcel customers may receive non-emergency energy assistance.
United Way 2-1-1: 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.