Colorado Works

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in Living Assistance
December 19, 2018

Overview

The Colorado Works-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the purposes of the TANF program.

The four purposes of the TANF program are to:

  • Provide assistance to needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes
  • Reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage
  • Prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies
  • Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families


Note: TANF is sometimes referred to by state specific names.

Administration

Colorado Works is administered by Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

Program Requirements:

In general for this benefit program, you must be a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident, and have very low income. You must also be a resident of the state of Colorado.

The amount of cash benefit provided depends upon the family's income and the county where the family lives. Thus, you must use the application process information below to check with the TANF agency in the area that you reside to learn whether you are eligible to receive financial assistance or other TANF benefits and services.

Application Details

To apply online, please visit the Colorado PEAK online application portal.

Contact:

1 (800) 536-5298

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