Resources for Colorado Families During COVID-19

Economic Impact “Stimulus” Payments

Get Ahead Colorado has created fliers and posters about the Economic Impact “Stimulus” Payment to ensure families at risk of missing out receive their payment. Visit our online store to download or order free hard copies of our fliers and posters available in English and Spanish to share with families in your community!

Also, check out our blog which highlights frequently asked questions related to Economic Impact Payments, commonly known as stimulus payments, which are part of The CARES Act designed to provide economic relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Extended Tax Filing Deadline

As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the federal and state tax filing deadline has been extended 90 days until July 15. However, if taxpayers think they are receiving a refund, we encourage them to file as soon as possible to receive cash-back during this time to help them financially. Learn more about free, online filing options.

  • Tax Help Colorado has partnered with Code for America to provide free, remote tax filing assistance! Non-filers who need to update their direct deposit or address information to receive the Economic Impact “Stimulus” Payment can also use this service.

Additional Resources for Families to Help them Get Ahead During COVID-19

While many in-person resources have been suspended due to COVID-19, many of our partners across the state are finding ways to continue to provide for low-income families. Check out the list below of resources still available and how to get connected.

SNAP Resources

Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger has created a hub of resources to help families get connected to food resources. Eligible families can get the maximum SNAP benefit for May. Check out their website to learn more.

Denver Human Services

Denver Human Services has closed their facilities but continues to provide service online and by phone. Staff will continue to offer support and safety services for Denver families online and over the phone from 8 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Visit their website or call 720-944-4347 for assistance.

Census 2020

The Census Bureau has sent invitations to complete the Census to all housing units. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs has information about how to support the Census, job openings, news and tools for communities.

Child Care for Essential Workers

Free child care for essential workers during the current COVID-19 pandemic is available due to the efforts of a group of early childhood providers, advocacy groups, school districts and foundations to partner with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) and the Office of Early Childhood (OEC). Gary Community Investments, which includes The Piton Foundation, has helped lead this collaborative. More information for providers and those looking for child care can be found here.

Taxpayer Advocate Service

Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) remains open to receive local phone calls but has suspended walk-in services and their toll-free centralized number is unavailable until further notice. Visit their website to locate your local office phone number.