As a Colorado resident, you probably struggle with high heating bills in the winter months. There are several Colorado electric bill assistance programs that can help you pay your high electric bills.
One such program is the Colorado LEAP Program. This assistance is available from November 1st to April 30th. While this program does not pay your heating bill in full, it can help you make up what you lack. This program is administered through your county Department of Human Services office.
Another major program for Coloradans is Energy Outreach Colorado. This program has 100 emergency assistance agencies throughout the state that can help you. Energy Outreach Colorado can also help low-income residents weatherize their homes.
Colorado weatherization assistance program can help you determine where you are wasting energy, and fix that problem, whether it is a lack of sufficient insulation, air leaking, or something else.
If you are a Colorado Springs Utilities customer, you may qualify for their Home Efficiency Assistance Program (HEAP) that can provide energy efficiency improvements to lower your utility bills. Those who fall outside the income limits of this program may qualify for the Energy Savings Partners Program.
There are also several dozen utility assistance organizations that are located across the state. These agencies have a range of approaches to helping to keep the heat and the lights on.
Some provide intake screening services and counseling on behalf of the utility companies in that service area. These organizations collaborate with the utility companies to allocate bill credits used to subsidize the energy bills.
Other charities are able to cut a check to the client for a nominal sum that can be used to cover late utility bills. The purpose is to prevent disconnection and the additional costs and problems associated with a disruption in service. A search through 2-1-1 Colorado can help tenants and homeowners find a match from one of the dozens of agencies that serve various locales within Colorado. The 211Colorado mobile app is the quickest way to search.
Colorado residents can benefit from these various programs, helping them to pay their electric bills or even lower their electric bills.
Long is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Industrial Relations. He subsequently received his Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. His Certificate in Financial Planning was issued by Florida State University.
Long has achieved the Accredited Credit Counselor and Accredited Financial Counselor certifications through the Association for Financial Counseling, Planning and Education. Long originally achieved the Certified Credit Counselor designation through the National Institute for Financial Education.
In addition to years of nonprofit leadership, Long has been an innovator in the field of volunteer tax return preparation programs. He assists volunteer associations and nonprofit organizations who seek to integrate credit counseling and asset-building programs with free personal income tax preparation. His approach to using free credit reports as both an incentive and a screening tool for placement into asset-building programs has been shared with members of the National Community Tax Coalition, the EITC-Carolinas Initiative of MDC, Inc. and nonprofit groups across the Carolinas.
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