Thornton Assistance Application
WATER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Thornton’s 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 Thornton Community Connections at 720-977-5815.
The 2023 credit for those with a Thornton Water account is $360.
The 2023 credit for those living in a master meter community is $80.
PARK PASS RECREATION 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 citysponsored 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 & 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.
Snowbuster volunteers remove snow from the public walkways and driveways of seniors and/or residents with a disability during the snow season. To be eligible to receive free assistance, you must:
- Be a resident of Thornton
- Be unable to shovel your sidewalk due to age, disability or other condition
- Have limited financial resources
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE WATER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (WAP)
- The household is registered as a Thornton Water customer (this may include Thornton Water customers living outside of Thornton city limits).
- The household must income qualify as described below.
- 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:
Approved for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)?
LEAP qualifies the entire household for Thornton Assistance Programs.
Approved for Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) or Temporary Assistance for NeedyFamilies (TANF)?
Each member of the household must be approved for Medicaid, SNAP, WIC or TANF to income qualify.
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 18years old or over. See the household income limit guideline below.
HOUSEHOLD INCOME LIMIT GUIDELINES
|Household Size||Gross Monthly Income Limits||Gross Annual Income Limits|
|Each Additional Person: $166|
2023 Assistance Program Application
This application is used to qualify households for all of the four Thornton Assistance Programs
Please complete this application & include all necessary verification documents.