Get Started Now: Low-Income

The Energy Resource Center works with the Colorado Energy Office to help low-income Colorado families make their homes warmer and more energy efficient for free.

If you live in one of these counties:

    • El Paso
    • Teller
    • Fremont
    • Elbert
    • South Douglas

If you live in one of these counties:

    • Alamosa
    • Conejos
    • Costilla
    • Mineral
    • Saguache
    • Rio Grande

Download the 

Weatherization

Application

for Central Colorado

Download the

 Weatherization

Application

for San Luis Valley

 Automatic qualification:

ERC can weatherize your home for FREE if you receive LEAP, TANF, AND, OAP or SSI.

Qualifying by income

If you do not receive aid from any of the above programs, you could still qualify for free assistance if your household income is 200 percent or less of the federal poverty level. Refer to the chart below to see if you qualify.

200% poverty guidelines as of March 2013

Household Size

Monthly Income Max

Yearly Income Max

Household Size

Monthly Income Max

Yearly Income Max

One Person Household

$1,915

$22,980

Five Person HouseholdFive Person HouseholdFive Person Household
Five Person HouseholdFive Person Household

$4,595

$55,140

Two Person HouseholdTwo Person Household

$2,585

$31,020

Six Person HouseholdSix Person HouseholdSix Person Household
Six Person HouseholdSix Person HouseholdSix Person Household

$5,265

$63,180

Three Person HouseholdThree Person HouseholdThree Person Household

$3,255

$39,060

Seven Person HouseholdSeven Person HouseholdSeven Person HouseholdSeven Person Household
Seven Person HouseholdSeven Person HouseholdSeven Person Household

$5,935

$71,220

Four Person HouseholdFour Person HouseholdFour Person HouseholdFour Person Household

$3,925

$47,100

Eight Person HouseholdEight Person HouseholdEight Person HouseholdEight Person Household
Eight Person HouseholdEight Person HouseholdEight Person HouseholdEight Person Household*

$6,605

$79,260

 *  For families with more than 8 persons, add $8,040.00 for each additional person

What you need to qualify by income

If you meet the above gross income thresholds, this is what you will need to submit with your  CEO Weatherization Application as proof:

  • Pay stubs for all employed people in the household for the last three months
  • Or proof of other income, such as a Social Security award letter, pension benefits, Department of Veteran’s Affairs benefits, alimony, workers’ compensation payments, investment income or disability benefits.
  • If you’re self employed, you will need copies of your business ledger for the last three months along with expense receipts and a notarized income affidavit.
  • Colorado I.D.

If you have questions about how to qualify and need some guidance, contact the Energy Resource Center at 719-591-0772.