LEAP program helps keep families warm

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) As temperatures continue to drop many low income families who can not pay their energy bills could have to endure the freezing weather.

However, eligible residents can find help through the LEAP program, which helps struggling families heat their homes.

To qualify, the maximum family household income must fall under specific guidelines.

For example, Mesa County residents with a household size of one who make a monthly gross income of $1,436 are eligible for the program and a family of four must make under $2,944.

Depending on whether residents live in a house, apartment or mobile home and what their energy bill was the year before, each eligible applicant is guaranteed a minimum of $200 of help and can get up to $700.

Applications for the program are available at the Mesa County Department of Human Services and they are being accepted until April 30th.

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