Resources for Colorado Families

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.

Remote Tax Filing

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.

Learn more about free, online filing options.

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

Many of our partners across the state are providing valuable resources to families with low incomes. Check out the list of resources below and how to get connected.

Voting Options

You have options for voting in Colorado! Your ballot will automatically be mailed to you beginning October 9. Return it by November 3 at a 24-hour drop box, drive-through or by mail; or vote in person beginning October 19. Don’t wait to cast your vote! Find locations at DenverVotes.org/VoterInfo. Need a new ballot? Use Denver’s new curbside pick-up service or call 311.

If mailing your ballot, be sure to mail it by October 26 to make sure it is received in time. 

Food 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.

Energy Resource Center

Energy Resource Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works with Colorado families in 27 counties. ERC performs energy-efficiency upgrades that help people live safely and comfortably in their home. Upgrades may include new or added insulation, new furnaces, new refrigerators, new hot water heaters, air sealing, weather-stripping, light bulbs, and installation of carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. These upgrades reduce utility bills and free up household income for other critical purchases like groceries and medication. ERC’s free services are provided based on income-eligibility. Potential clients can find information at www.erc-co.org.

Affordable Home Ownership

Elevation Community Land Trust is making affordable homeownership possible in Colorado. Qualification depend on income and family size. Learn more about their home buying and application process.

Affordable Health Coverage through Connect for Health Colorado

Many of those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 are also sacrificing their health insurance. Connect for Health Colorado offers a 60-day enrollment period to help Colordans find affordable health insurance options and stay covered during this uncertain time.

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.