Assistance and Opportunities
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program is a federal program that provides funds to support services that alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty. The Department of Human Services contracts with local agencies in the region to provide assistance and opportunities to El Paso County residents. CSBG funds may be available to provide qualifying persons with a one-time emergency or self-sufficiency assistance.
The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and the El Paso County Department of Human Services (DHS) does not provide cash grants to individuals or charge a fee for receiving grant funds within the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be a representative of a grant program managed by DOLA or DHS requesting personal information and offering grant funds, it may be a phishing or fraud attempt. For more information on fraudulent behavior you can visit the DOLA page on fraud, StopFraudColorado.gov, and the Federal Health and Human Services CSBG page on fraud.