Energy Assistance

The following organizations offer energy assistance:

Health & Human Service Information & Referral

Mercy’s Gate

  • Eastern Colorado Springs (719) 277-7470

Tri-Lakes Cares

  • Tri-Lakes Area (719) 481-4864

Salvation Army (Fountain Valley Area)

  • (719) 382-1182

Silver Key

  • Persons 60 and over (El Paso County) (719) 884-2300

Douglas / Elbert County Task Force

  • (303) 688-1114

Colorado East Community Action Agency

  • Lincoln & Elbert Counties (719) 775-8586

Black Forest Cares Food Pantry

  • (719) 495-2221

Elbert County Coalition for Outreach (ECCO)

  • Elbert County (303) 621-2599

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

  • The Low Income Energy Assistance Program is designed to help low-income households with winter home heating costs. It is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating.
  • Applications will be accepted beginning November 1 and will be processed as long as funding is available. To apply, visit the LEAP website or call (866) 432-8435.

Energy Resource Center

  • As a non-profit construction company, ERC provides FREE energy efficiency improvements for income-qualified residents of Colorado. Provides energy upgrades to income-qualified families. Visit the Energy Resource Center website or call (719) 591-0772 to learn more.

Energy Outreach Colorado

  • Energy Outreach Colorado programs include bill payment assistance, heating system repair/replacement, energy efficiency upgrades, energy education, access to state programs (such as LEAP) that work in partnership with their services.
  • Visit Energy Outreach Colorado or call (303) 825-8750 to learn more about their programs, and how to apply for assistance.

Other Assistance:

Operation Round Up

  • The Operation Round Up program was formed to assist charitable organizations, communities with special needs, and individuals who have suffered from loss, personal disaster, or medical emergencies. MVEA is not involved in the determination of fund usage, and funds cannot be used to pay MVEA bills.
  • If you have questions contact Erica, the Operation Round Up Coordinator, by phone at 719-495-2283 or (800) 388-9881.