CARE program in partnership with Efficiency Works

Whether you own or rent a single-family home, Efficiency Works can help you save money and improve your living environment. Efficiency Works partners with Energy Outreach Colorado and other local organizations to help income-qualified residents served by Platte River Power Authority through its four owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland meet their energy needs by improving their home’s efficiency while enhancing health, safety and comfort. Energy Outreach Colorado can help direct you to the correct program to optimize your home’s energy use. Click the link below to get started.

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You are eligible for CARE if:

  • Your household is at or below 80% of the area’s median income (refer to table below)
  • Reside in a single-family home, townhome or mobile home
  • Receive residential electric and/or water service from Estes Park Power & Communications, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications or Loveland Water and Power

Your home automatically qualifies if anyone in the home participates in one of the following assistance programs (with proof of benefit):

  • Aid to the Blind (AB)
  • Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Old Age Pension (OAP)
  • Section 8 Housing
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)
  • LEAP (Utility Bill Assistance)
Number of persons in household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Boulder County $74,400 $85,040 $95,680 $106,240 $114,800 $123,280 $131,760 $140,240
Larimer County $63,680 $72,720 $81,840 $90,880 $98,160 $105,440 $112,720 $120,000

*the table above represents household income levels posted for 2023, the most recently posted HUD income levels will apply

How to apply

Please fill out a CARE Application by clicking the button below. If you rent your home, you will also need your landlord to sign a consent waiver. Email the completed application to [email protected]

The application review period could be up to 4-5 weeks. You will receive a response via email. 

CARE application in English

Landlord waiver / English
(Required for rental approval)

View program terms and conditions in English or Spanish.

Our partner

Efficiency Works relies on a partnership with Energy Outreach Colorado to conduct income qualified energy services.

Energy Outreach

Other local programs

For more information on local utility assistance programs, click on your city below.

Fort Collins Longmont
Loveland Estes Park