Colorado Works (TANF) – Cash assistance in CO

Colorado Works, a TANF program for low-income families in need of income assistance and supportive services to achieve self-sufficiency.

These are the benefits of the program: Child care, cash payments, transportation, counseling, job training, and other services. You can find more information on TANF benefits by state at the link provided.

Benefits are available to single and two-parent families, pregnant women, and relatives taking care of minor children. The program requires qualified applicants to seek employment and participate in work activity from the day they apply for benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions – Colorado TANF


How do I get cash assistance in Colorado? 

Application for Colorado Works can be online or in person. Submitting your application to your DHSS county office is available. Apply through Colorado PEAK to make your application process quicker.

What is Colorado PEAK? 

Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK) is an online service in English and Spanish for residents of Colorado to screen and apply for the programs available in the state.


Contact the Colorado Department of Human Services
(855) 225-4440
To learn more.

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