Public Assistance Programs

Food Assistance (SNAP)

Food Assistance provides supplemental assistance to help low-income individuals and families purchase food. Benefits are based on household composition, income, and resources of all household members.

Health First Colorado (Colorado Medicaid)

Health First Colorado provides health insurance for low-income families, children, and pregnant women who meet state and federal eligibility requirements. 

Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND)

AND provides cash assistance to disabled individuals who are waiting for their social security supplemental income (SSI) approval. AND benefits will need to be repaid when the individual begins to receive SSI benefits. This program is for individuals ages 18-59.

Old Age Pension (OAP)

OAP provides monthly cash assistance to low-income adults aged 60 years or older. This program has income and resource limits. 

Colorado Works

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  is a cash assistance program for households with children or pregnant women. This program provides cash benefits to families in need with a few exceptions. Applicants must participate in work activities and are required to participate with child support services.


LEAP is designed to help low-income households with their primary winter home heating costs. This program operates from November 1 through April 30 each year. LEAP is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating. For information please call LEAP at 866-432-8435. *Note: Applications are available at Human Services Office and processed offsite.

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP)

CCCAP provides financial assistance for childcare at licensed child care facilities or with qualified providers. Parents or caretakers must be in an approved activity such as employment, job search, or training.  

Long Term Care (LTC)

This program provides assistance with medical services for eligible individuals residing in a Nursing Facility as well as Home and Community Based Services. Individuals under age 65 must meet Social Security or state approved disability criteria. This program also has income and resource limits.



To apply please visit our temporary  location at 3001 S Lincoln Ave, Suite E, Steamboat Springs or apply online at Colorado Peak ​or complete the downloadable forms available on site. 

​For questions or concerns please contact our Food Med Unit by:  E-Mailing Staff ​or ​Phone: 970-870-5280​