Public Assistance

Atmos Energy Bill Payment Assistance

Atmos Energy has payment plans, budget billing, business customer assistance, and residential customer assistance programs listed on its website.

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)

Colorado CDLE lists a number of assistance programs for food, housing, legal, utilities, etc. on its website.

Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)

The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) has a number of housing programs, including an emergency mortgage assistance program, listed on its website

Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

The Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is a federally funded program that helps eligible hard-working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. If your income is up to 60% of the state median income level, you may qualify for heating assistance through LEAP. For more information on LEAP visit Fremont County Department of Human Services at 172 Justice Center Road or visit the Colorado Department of Human Services website.

Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC)

Energy Outreach Colorado provides home energy assistance to support, stabilize, and sustain households in our Colorado communities.

Fremont County Department of Human Services

The Fremont County Department of Human Services administers all assistance payments and related income support program policies in accordance with the rules and regulations contained in the Colorado State Staff Manuals, Vol. III, IV-B and VIII. You can call Fremont County DHS at 719.271.2318 to request an appointment to meet with an eligibility technician.

172 Justice Center Road
Cañon City, CO 81212

Labor and Employment

Connecting Colorado contains information on employment opportunities listed through all workforce centers in Colorado. You can also visit the Cañon City Workforce Center at 3224 Independence Road. 

Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (UAACOG)

UAACOG provides services for the benefit of individuals, families, businesses, and local governments in four counties along the Upper Arkansas River Basin in central Colorado. The four-county COG Region includes Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Lake Counties. Some programs serve additional counties, including Park, Teller, and Saguache. Programs include CSBG Emergency Assistance (mortgage, utilities, medical, dental, etc.), Food Distribution, Headstart, Housing, WIC, Workforce Center, and more.

3224-A Independence Road
Cañon City, CO  81212

Veterans Assistance Programs

Marty Peek is the Veteran's Service Officer for Fremont County. You can reach him at 719.276.7400 or send Veteran's Services a message via their online form. A list of programs available to Veterans can be found on the Fremont County Veteran Services webpage.

Weatherization Assistance Program

The Colorado Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps qualified Coloradans save money, increase comfort, and better their homes and environment through proven, energy conservation solutions. Find out more information on the Colorado Energy Office website.