Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)/Colorado Works (CW) provides monthly cash assistance to eligible participants who have followed an application process.
Online: Click here to apply
In-person: You can pick up an application in person, Monday – Friday, 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m., at our office at :
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
If you live in zip codes 80205, 80206, 80207, 80216 and 80218, you can pick up an application at:
East Satellite Office
3815 Steele St.
Denver, CO 80205
If you live in the Montbello area (residence zip codes 80238, 80239, or 80249), you can pick up an application at:
Montbello Satellite Office
4685 Peoria St.
Denver , CO 80239
Mail or Fax:
We can send an application to you by mail or fax – please call us at 720-944-3666 to have one sent to you.
Please fill out as much of the application as you can. At a minimum we will need to have your name, home street address, social security number, the benefits that you are applying for (see list on page 1 of the application), and signature on the application to begin the process (see page 8 of the application). If you need help or don't understand a question, a staff member at one of our offices can help you complete your application or you can call us at 720-944-3666.
You can return the application to any of the offices listed above. As long as you provide your name, home street address, social security number, and a signature, you can turn in the form to begin the process, but providing as much information as possible could help complete the process faster.
If you return the application in person, you can make an appointment for an interview. If you return your application by mail, our office will contact you to schedule an appointment – please be sure to provide your phone number on the application. Your appointment may be conducted in person or over the telephone.
Applicants will be scheduled for an intake appointment and must attend an orientation that will include an overview of the Colorado Works/TANF requirements and an assessment to determine your employment plan.
When you come to our office for an interview, please bring the following:
You will keep your original documents and we will make copies for our records.
You will be assigned a person who you can call if you have questions about your case or if you need to provide additional documentation.
If you would like to use our free, on-site child care center during your application process, you may reserve a space by calling 720-944-2812.
Denver 311 Help Center
Outside Denver Call 720-913-1311
TTY Service: 720-913-8479