Colorado Works/ Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The goal of the Colorado Works TANF program is to assist individuals in becoming self-sufficient and/or return to the work force as soon as possible. Collaboration with other community agencies provide immediate employment, training, and other support opportunities to individuals applying for or receiving Colorado Works benefits. Financial payments vary according to the size of the family and the household income. 

You will be working with a case manager who will help you to create a stable plan for long term financial stability. Your case manager will be your partner to learn, grow and succeed!

Colorado Works TANF is an employment program in which you are required to participate in activities for 24 to 32 hours each week. Activities are based on your personal situation and goals for the future. Our focus is on helping you reach financial independence and Colorado Works TANF has a maximum lifetime benefit of 60 months.

Some possible activities include:

  • Job search
  • Work experience
  • On the Job Training
  • GED/High School Equivalency (HSE) assistance
  • Computer skills training
  • Workshops: job applications, interview skills, resumes, etc.
  • Assistance/referrals for SSI/SSDI or other medical related activities
  • Post-secondary education
  • ESL classes
  • Employment
  • And so much more….