Bould Colorado Housing and Human Services - Boulder County303-441-3929
2525 13th St, Suite 204
Boulder, CO - 80304
Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 8am to 4:30pm.
Applying For Benefits
There are many ways to apply for benefits. Select the option that is best for you.
Colorado PEAK is a State online service for Coloradoans to screen themselves and apply for medical, food, and cash assistance programs. Visit Colorado PEAK to see if you are eligible and to apply.
Use the Colorado Financial, Medical, and Food Assistance Application
Print the application and fax, mail it to our office
Apply in person at one of our offices
Call 303.441.1000 to request a special telephone interview or home visit if you are unable to go to our office.
What to Bring When Applying
Completed Application Forms
Proof of Monthly Income
Immunization Records for Children
Social Security Numbers for all Household Members
Proof of all Household Resources
Proof of Pregnancy (where applicable)
Proof of Residence
A Valid Colorado ID or Drivers License
Proof of Relationship to the Children (Birth Certificates)
Proof of Lawful Presence in the U.S. and a signed affidavit for applicants 18 years or older
Boulder County Residency
Some families who qualify for Colorado Works but only need short term assistance may be able to access financial assistance through the diversion program without being involved in a work activity. This will be assessed during the Colorado Works Interview.
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
Colorado PEAK is a State online service for Coloradoans to screen themselves and apply for medical, food, and cash assistance programs.
Must meet ColoradoWorks income, resource, and non-financial criteria.
Families must have a dependent child in the home.
Participation is based on the employability assessment and job readiness – as defined by the client.
Services Provided: The client is involved in job search designed to help the family find employment within 60 days. Services and payments are based on need and agreed upon during the development of an Individual Responsibility Contract. Services include, but are not limited to: job search assistance, career counseling, financial assistance and case management. They also receive child care assistance (CCCAP), Medicaid, and Food Stamps. Participants can access on-site partners and other community referrals.
Time Limits: Diversion II is a time-limited program lasting 60 days in most cases. Failure to gain employment within the 60 day period can result in a roll over to Colorado Works or if the family failed to follow the contract they can be denied Colorado Works for 90 days.