Grand County Colorado - Colorado Works TANF

Grand County Colorado - Colorado Works TANF


620 Hemlock St
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO - 80451

Monday - Friday:
8:30 AM - 5 p.m.
Closed Holidays

How to Apply
Pick up an application from our office, call to have one mailed to you, or print an application online. Bring the completed application for assistance and all required documents into our office. Applications cannot be processed without all required documents, which include:
    Proof of identity (driver’s license, ID card, resident card, U.S. passport, etc.)
    Social Security numbers for all household members
    Proof of any income (pay stubs, letter from employer, etc.)
    Proof of any non-work income (unemployment, child support payments, etc.)
    Proof of any expenses (child care, child support paid, etc.)
    Proof of pregnancy, if applicable

Application Process Period
Colorado Works applications will be processed within 45 days from the date our office receives your completed application and all required documents.

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.

Eligibility Criteria:
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.


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