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.

STEP 1: FIND your county below

STEP 2: DOWNLOAD the INSTRUCTIONS


STEP 3: DOWNLOAD the APPLICATION

STEP 4: SUBMIT APPLICATION

If you live in one of these counties:

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

Instructions


Download the App for Central Colorado

If you live in one of these counties:

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

Instructions

Download the App for San Luis Valley

If you live in one of these counties:

  • Denver
  • Jefferson




Instructions


Download the App for Denver Colorado


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 2014

Household Size

Monthly Income Max

Yearly Income Max

Household Size

Monthly Income Max

Yearly Income Max

One Person Household

$1,945

$23,340

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

$4,652

$55,824

Two Person HouseholdTwo Person Household

$2,622

$31,464

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

$5,328

$63,936

Three Person HouseholdThree Person HouseholdThree Person Household

$3,298

$39,597

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

$6,005

$72,060

Four Person HouseholdFour Person HouseholdFour Person HouseholdFour Person Household

$3,975

$47,700

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

$6,682

$80,184

* For families with more than 8 persons,
add $8,120 (annual) or $677 (monthly) 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.