Financial Assistance

Child Care Assistance


For children under the age of 13 while parents are at work. Low-income working families can qualify for help with child care expenses. HS works with all licensed child care providers and can approve care of children by an individual who does not need to be licensed. Payments are made directly to providers. Parents pay their share of care directly to providers. Only children who are U.S. citizens and legal resident aliens are eligible for child care assistance. Applications are available in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF).

For child support enforcement services, please visit Adult and Family Services.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)


LEAP is for families and individuals with limited incomes who need help in paying their utility bills. The program is open from November 1 through April 30 and can provide up to $700 to help eligible families with heating costs.

Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) operates year-round and provides assistance with furnace repair / replacement or replacement of broken windows. You must be eligible for LEAP to qualify for CIP. Applications are available at county LEAP offices.

Colorado WORKS


This program is for families with children under the age of 18. Provides a monthly cash benefit or a 1-time diversion benefit. Parents must participate in a plan to become employable. Families requesting diversion payments must be able to establish that they are capable of self-support in subsequent months. Only children who are U.S. citizens and legal resident aliens are eligible for Colorado WORKS.

Aid to the Needy Disabled


This program is for adults age 18 or over who have a disability which lasts 6 months or longer and keeps them from working, and who do not receive SSI. Monthly cash benefits are provided until such time as a person is eligible for disability under the Social Security Administration. Only persons who are U.S. citizens and legal resident aliens are eligible.

Old Age Pension


This program is for adults over the age of 60. Monthly cash benefits are provided to adults whose income is below the state's standard of $589 per month. Only persons who are U.S. citizens and legal resident aliens are eligible.

Aid to the Blind


This program is for adults who are legally blind and who do not receive SSI. Monthly cash benefits are provided until such time as a person is eligible for disability under the Social Security Administration. Only persons who are U.S. citizens and legal resident aliens are eligible.