Assistance and Opportunities

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program, is a Federal program with the mission of eliminating poverty. The Department of Human Services contracts with local agencies in the El Paso County community to provide assistance and opportunities to citizens in El Paso County. CSBG funds may be available to provide qualifying persons with a one-time emergency or self-sufficiency assistance.

Eligibility and CSBG Community Agencies

To qualify for CSBG assistance, the person requesting assistance must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over
  • Have a household income at or below 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, and
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present in the US (non-national citizen or qualified alien)

All persons receiving assistance will be required to sign a Residency Declaration.

All persons requesting assistance will need to bring evidence of income with them, to enable the agency to verify the Federal Poverty Level. Persons claiming to have zero income will be required to complete a zero-income affidavit.

Photo identification is required and can be in the form of one of the following:

  • Colorado driver’s license or ID card
  • U.S. military card
  • U.S. military dependent’s ID card
  • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card
  • Native American tribal document
  • Other form of Government issued photo identification

The Salvation Army is located in downtown Colorado Springs. The Salvation Army provides shelter, hygiene, meals, and (when requested) case management at the homeless shelter.

ADDRESS: 709 S. Sierra Madre St., Colorado Springs, CO

PHONE: (719) 578-9190

Tri-Lakes Cares is located in Monument. TLC provides various services.

ADDRESS: 235 North Jefferson St., Monument, CO 80132

PHONE : (719) 481-4864