CARE program in partnership with Efficiency Works

Whether you own or rent a single-family home or nonprofit business, 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.

Learn more and sign up

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

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

You're eligible for CARE if:

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)


Receive residential electric and/or water service from Estes Park Power & Communications, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & communications or Loveland Water and Power
Reside in a single-family home, townhome or mobile home
Meet the following income qualifications
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

Our partners

In addition to Energy Outreach Colorado, Efficiency Works relies on a partnership with Energy Resource Center of 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