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.

The 2017 Single Audit and other financial reports are posted online.

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

CASA is located in downtown Colorado Springs. Court Appointed Special Advocates provides supervised exchange and parenting time program.

ADDRESS: 418 S. Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO  80903

PHONE:  (719) 447-9898

CPCD is located in Old Colorado City. Community Partnership for Child Development is a Job certification training (child development associate, information technology, manufacturing).

ADDRESS: 2330 Robinson St, Colorado Springs, CO  80904

PHONE: (719) 635-1536

Discover Goodwill is located in the north west Colorado Springs. Discover Goodwill is a job certification training and workshops (CompTIA A+, COMPTIA Network+).

ADDRESS: 1460 Garden of the gods Rd, Colorado Springs, CO  80907

PHONE: (719) 785-9240

PPWFC is located in north west Colorado Springs. Pikes Peak Workforce Center is a job certification training, workshops and job placement.

ADDRESS: 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colorado Springs, CO  80907

PHONE: (719) 667-3836

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 80903

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