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 audits and other financial reports are posted online. A snapshot of 2019 data is also online.

The CSBG CARES Funds Spending Plan draft was discussed at the June 12, 2020, meeting.

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.

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 200 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

Mercy’s Gate is located in Colorado Springs and has been awarded funds to provide rent and mortgage assistance.

ADDRESS: 4360 Montebello Dr., Suite 300, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

PHONE: (719) 277-7470

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

REACH Pikes Peak is located in downtown Colorado Springs, Fountain and Calhan and has been awarded funds to provide rent and mortgage assistance.

ADDRESS: 31 N. Tejon St., Suite 312, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
PHONE: (719) 358-8396

ADDRESS: 501 E Iowa Ave., Fountain, CO 80817
PHONE: (719) 382-8515

ADDRESS: 406 Cheyenne St., Calhan, CO 80808
PHONE: (719) 347-2976

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

Westside Cares is located in Colorado Springs and has been awarded funds to provide rent and mortgage assistance.

This agency serves the residents of the West Side of Colorado Springs and El Paso County. The boundaries are:

  • West of I-25
  • South of the Air Force Academy
  • East of El Paso/Teller County line
  • North of Fort Carson

ADDRESS: 2808 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80904

PHONE: (719) 389-0759