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Fort Collins Utilities Offers Discounted Rate to Qualifying Households
Posted on: Nov-14-2018Fort Collins Utilities now offers the Income-Qualified Assistance Program (IQAP), a 23 percent rate discount on electric, water and wastewater services (for specific components) for qualifying customers. IQAP applications will be accepted summer 2019. To qualify, households must receive assistance from the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) this winter.
By participating in IQAP, households can save, on average, approximately $32 per month ($387 per year) on combined electric, water and wastewater charges, on top of savings from LEAP.
In addition to the rate discount, IQAP participants can benefit from additional money-saving opportunities through home efficiency and educational activities throughout the year. Savings vary depending on heating fuel, electric and water usage, home type and level of participation in the program.
LEAP provides home heating assistance to low-income households with incomes up to 165 percent of the federal poverty level. LEAP accepts applications Nov. 1 through April 30 each year. For more information, visit https://colorado.gov/cdhs/LEAP or call 1-866-432-8435.
This year, LEAP will have a mobile unit in Fort Collins to help local households 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., Provincetowne Housing, 626 Quaking Aspen Dr.
- Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-noon, Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 E. Willow St.
Lisa Schroers, Utilities Affordability Program Coordinator