Community Connections
Thornton Assistance Application

Water Assistance

Thornton Water Assistance Program (WAP) helps low-income individuals and families struggling to pay their water bill. Thornton Water customers living in apartment complexes, homes, manufactured home parks, condominiums, and townhomes that receive water through the City of Thornton can apply for the program once per calendar year. Those who meet the program qualifications will receive a credit on their water account.For master meter water customers, the city gives the credit in your name to the property owner or property management company. For more information, contact Community Connections at 720-977-5815 or visit gocot.net/waterassistance.

The 2022 credit for those with a Thornton Water account is $360.
The 2022 credit for those living in a master meter community is $80.

Reduced Rate Assistance Program

Thornton residents who income qualify may be able to receive the city of Thornton Recreation Division’s Park Pass. Eligible residents will receive a 50% discount on city-sponsored recreation programs, IDs, and daily admission fees at the Trail Winds Recreation Center, Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center, Park Village Pool and City Pool. If you are interested in participating in this program, contact the Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center at 303-255-7800.

Property and Food Sales Tax Rebate Program

If you are 62 years of age or older, you may qualify for a property tax rebate and a sales tax rebate on your grocery bills. Qualifying seniors must have lived in the city of Thornton during the previous tax year, paid property taxes on a home within the city and meet specific income criteria. To learn about additional program qualifications, contact the Active Adult Center at 303-255-7850.

Click and Haul Program

Starting January 1, 2023, income-qualified residents will pay the discounted cost of $5 for curbside collection of bulk items. This service is by appointment only. For more information, contact Thornton’s Environmental Services Division at 720-977-6200. or visit gocot.net/clickandhaul.

Eligibility Requirements For Water Assistance Program (WAP):

  • Thornton Water customers living outside of the City limits are eligible for the WAP
  • The water meter at the address must not have been tampered with in the last three years.
  • The household has not received WAP assistance during the current calendar year.

Residents may income-qualify one of three ways:

  1. Approved for Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)?
    LEAP qualifies the entire household for all of the Thornton Assistance Programs.
  2. Approved for Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?
    Each member of the household must be approved for MEDICAID, SNAP, WIC or TANF to income qualify.
  3. Not approved for LEAP, Medicaid, SNAP, WIC, or TANF?
    You may income qualify based upon the total gross household income of all members of the household 18 years old or over. See the household income limit chart below.

Income Limit Guidelines

Household Size Gross Monthly Income Limits Gross Annual Income Limits
1 $2,880 $34,560
2 $3,766 $45,192
3 $4,652 $55,824
4 $5,539 $66,468
5 $6,425 $77,100
6 $7,311 $87,732
7 $7,477 $89,724
8 $7,644 $91,728
Each Additional Person: $166

Assistance Application

This application is used to income-qualify households for all of the Thornton Assistance Programs

Please complete this application and include all necessary verification documents.

Address
Months or Years at Current Address
Please select all that apply.
Please attach only the documents you need to qualify. If you have questions, please contact us at 720-977-5815.
If you are applying for the Property and Food Sales Tax Rebate Program a copy of your 2021 property tax statement is required with this application.
Qualifying Items
  1. If Yes, LEAP can qualify the whole household for Thornton Assistance Programs. Documents needed:

    • Government Issued ID
    • LEAP Approval Letter (current year)
  2. If Yes, each individual over 18 years old in the household will need to present these documents to qualify.

    • Government Issued ID
    • Medicaid, SNAP, WIC, or TANF Benefits Approval Letter (current year)

    If you are not currently approved for LEAP, Medicaid, SNAP, WIC, or TANF, you may qualify based upon your household income. Upload these documents if applying based

    • Government Issued ID
    • A copy of all income documents for all adults (18+) living in the home(Tax Returns, Paystub, Social Security Income, Retirement, Unemployment, etc., as applicable)
    • a copy of your most recent bank statement for all adults (18+) living in the home

    We can also accept recent screenshots of approved benefits through ColoradoPEAK

  3. If you are not currently approved for LEAP, Medicaid, SNAP, WIC, or TANF, you may qualify based upon your household income.

    Documents needed to turn in:

    • A copy of your most recent bank statement for all adults (18+) living in the home
    • A copy of all income documents for all adults (18+) living in the home (Tax Returns, Paystub, Social Security Income, Retirement, Unemployment, etc., as applicable)
    • Government Issued ID
List All Household Members

You plus all the people who live in the house with you.

Full Name Relationship to Applicant Date of Birth Age Gross Monthly Income
*Required if you are not receiving LEAP, MEDICAID, SNAP, WIC or TANF.
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$

If you have additional household members, please contact us at 720-977-5815.

Depending on the program and/or household, additional documents may be required with this application

AFFIDAVIT: I certify that the information provided on and with this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if I have provided false or misleading information, I will be denied assistance or expected to repay the water cost. I authorize City of Thornton staff to verify all information provided. I will comply with all City policies and ordinances for this program. I understand that income-qualified applicants can only receive assistance once during the calendar year.