Tuesday, November 4, 2014


 Individuals and families needing assistance with their winter heat bill are encouraged to apply.

Mesa County, Co.— Mesa County residents can now pick up an application for the 2014-2015 LEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) season by stopping by the Mesa County Department of Human Services located at 510 29 ½ Road.  Applications will be taken through April 30th

LEAP is designed to help individuals and families with winter heating costs.  LEAP is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating. 

“Something as seemingly simple as paying the heat bill can pose a significant challenge when income is limited or non-existent,” said Michelle Trujillo, Director of Economic Assistance with the Mesa County Department of Human Services.  "Fortunately, there are public assistance programs in place to help income-eligible families in need," added Trujillo.  Residents applying for LEAP benefits must meet eligibility requirements and income guidelines. 

Applications are accepted and processed through the Mesa County Department of Human Services.  The application period runs from November 1st through April 30th.  If applicants are financially eligible to receive LEAP benefits, the payment will be sent directly to the provider and will show up as a credit on the applicants’ heat bill.  LEAP benefits are the same regardless of when the application is processed. 

For additional information regarding LEAP benefits please contact Western Colorado 2-1-1 Resources and Referrals by simply dialing 2-1-1 or 244-8400.  We also encourage you to visit our website at www.humanservices.mesacounty.us

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