Families experiencing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic may qualify for short-term, state-sponsored financial assistance to help them through the crisis.
Beginning immediately, families may apply for the Colorado Works County Emergency Disaster Program through Colorado PEAK, an online service that allows qualified Coloradans to screen and apply for medical, food, cash and early childhood assistance.
Family’s annual gross income must be below $75,000 combined
The household must contain at least one child age 18 or younger
Family must present a significant need for services directly related to the COVID-19 emergency
Family must be legally present in the U.S.
Assistance may include, but is not limited to, the following types:
Purchase or lease of shelter
Transportation (including car repairs and purchase)
Non-covered medical expenses
Work-related supplies that were lost or damaged
Non-medical mental health services
Eligible families may receive funds the same day they apply. Benefits are issued directly to an EBT card or to a bank account.
How to apply
Visit Colorado PEAK, www.Colorado.gov/PEAK, and click on “apply for benefits” to access the online portal. Follow the prompts to create an account using a valid email, or apply as a guest if email isn’t available.
Once an account is created, Colorado PEAK will ask which benefit programs you are applying to; based on the information provided, families may qualify for additional public assistance.
Almost all the correspondence you have with Arapahoe County Human Services—including questions, updates on cases, delivery of documents and general information—can be addressed by accessing the Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK) at www.Colorado.gov/PEAK. Learn about the public assistance program, complete an application and manage benefits that impact your family: