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If you have already confirmed that you qualify, click the button to apply. Otherwise, read below for more information.
Energy Smart Colorado now facilitates the CARE Program (Colorado Affordable Residential Energy) to assist income-qualified residents in improving the comfort, safety and efficiency of their home.
This program provides the following, free of charge, for qualifying residents:
- A home energy assessment or walk-through to identify energy improvements for your home.
- Energy upgrades, depending on your home’s priorities, to help you take control over your utility bills, improve the comfort and safety of your home, and save money each month.
STEP 1: SEE IF YOU QUALIFY
- You must have any of the following utility providers: Xcel Energy, Holy Cross Energy, Yampa Valley Electric Association, Atmos Energy, Black Hills Energy Natural Gas, or Colorado Natural Gas.
- Your adjusted gross income, or your annual household income before taxes, must be equal to, or less than 80% of the area median income. Please note: household income is the total of all income earned from all adults in the home, related or un-related, including roommates. The maximum income levels are below.
Income Qualification Chart: If your household gross income, before taxes, is less than these income limits in your county, you could qualify.
Owners & Renters Are Eligible
Programs are available to both renters or homeowners in single family homes, mobile homes, apartments, condos, townhomes, or duplexes. Renters who receive the utility bills for the residence are eligible but must first receive signed permission from their landlord.
STEP 2: APPLY
To apply, choose from any of the following options:
Call us! See below for the phone number for your nearest Energy Smart office and give us a call.
In person: Stop into an office nearest you and we’ll help you complete your application.
Apply online: Click here to fill out the application. Make sure to indicate that you are income-qualified. If you have any questions, just call.
Download an application. Click here to download your application. Then print it, fill it out, include income documentation and mail it to
CARE at Energy Outreach Colorado, 225 E 16th Ave Ste 200 Denver, Colorado 80203
Haga clic aquí para una aplicación en español.
By mail: Call your nearest Energy Resource Center (see below). We will mail you an application to mail in.
STEP 3: If you qualify, we will schedule your home energy assessment.
Click here to learn more about the Energy Smart home energy assessment.
STEP 4: Receive your free energy upgrades!
These are dependent on your home’s priorities.
Feel free to contact your local Energy Resource Center:
Contact the Walking Mountains Energy Smart team:
970.328.8777, Eagle@EnergySmartColorado.com or stop into the Energy Resource Center:
318 Walking Mountains Lane
Avon, CO 81620
Contact Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER) Energy Smart team:
970.704-9200, email@example.com or stop into the Energy Resource Center:
The Third St. Center
520 S. Third St., Suite 7
Carbondale, CO 81623
Contact Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority:
970.641.7901, firstname.lastname@example.org or stop into the Energy Resource Center:
202 E. Georgia Avenue
Gunnison, CO 81230
Contact Cameron Millard at Cloud City Conservation Center:
719.465.6164, email@example.com or stop into the Energy Resource Center:
130 W 5th Street, Room 121
Leadville, CO 80461
Roaring Fork Valley (Pitkin and Eagle Counties)
Residents of Pitkin or Eagle Counties in the Roaring Fork Valley contact Hannah Itzler at the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE):
970.925.9775 ext. 501, firstname.lastname@example.org or stop into the Energy Resource Center:
111 Aspen Airport Business Center | Suite M
Aspen, CO 81611
Contact High Country Conservation Center:
970.668.5703, email@example.com or stop into the Energy Resource Center:
176 Lake Dillon Drive
Dillon, CO 80435
Routt and Moffat Counties
Residents of Routt and Moffat Counties contact the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council:
970.871.9299, YampaValley@energysmartcolorado.com or stop into the Energy Resource Center:
141 Ninth St.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80488
There are programs available to help you in an emergency situation. Call toll-free 1-855-4-MY-HEAT (1-855-469-4328) for help.
To learn about the other available programs call 1-866-Heat-Help (1-866-432-8435) to learn about which programs could be available to you.
In partnership with local agencies and the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) offers a free Weatherization Program to Colorado’s low-income residents, giving them the opportunity to access cost-effective energy efficiency services. Find out more here.
In addition, LEAP is a federally funded program that helps pay a portion of winter home heating costs for eligible Colorado families, seniors and individuals. Applications are open from November 1 through April 30. Find out more here.