Denver residents impacted by COVID-19 and ineligible for public benefits may qualify for a one-time cash payment of up to $1,500 to help with household expenses.
The Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships’ Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs (DOIRA) has established a project for Denver families aimed at reducing the financial instability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, improving financial security, and supporting families in meeting basic needs required to thrive.
To this end, Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs works closely with nonprofits, community-based organizations, residents, and government agencies to provide support to and develop policies, practices, and programs that influence the various paths of immigrant integration and the City and County of Denver has partnered with Impact Charitable, a nonprofit organization, to establish the cash assistance program with the goal of providing a one-time payment to eligible families residing in the City and County of Denver.
Those who receive the assistance can utilize the funds to take care of crucial household necessities, such as:
You must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible for the funds:
You must live in Denver and have lived in Denver for at least the last 60 days. You must have a photo ID from our list of accepted IDs, whether foreign or local, AND
You must be the head of your household to apply for the program. This means you pay more than half the cost of maintaining your home, AND
You (the applicant) must be personally ineligible for federal benefits. This does not extend to the rest of your household, AND
You must be impacted by COVID-19 or its aftermath, AND
You must have at least one child under the age of 18 living in your household to qualify for the program, AND
You must meet our criteria for need, including:
- Living at an address within a qualified census tract (QCT), OR
- Having a child within the household is receiving one of the following benefits: Children’s Health Insurance Program (“CHIP”), Free- and Reduced-Price Lunch (“NSLP”) and/or School Breakfast (“SBP”) programs, or Head Start, OR
- Be facing housing stability.
Please be informed that our application process is entirely free of charge. At no point will applicants be asked or required to pay for any services related to the Basic Cash Assistance for Households application. If you come across any request for payment or suspect any suspicious activity, please report it immediately to BCAH@impactcharitable.org.
We understand that everyone's circumstances are unique, and not all may align perfectly with our program's criteria. If you find that you don't meet the specific requirements for our program or are in search of broader assistance, below, you'll find a list of resources that can offer further guidance, support, and opportunities tailored to a variety of needs.
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Families that are interested and meet the criteria can apply through our trusted community partners, who will conduct outreach in their respective communities. The selected trusted community partners will be conducting outreach in those communities where they work very closely with and serve many of those families that might be eligible for this cash assistance program. Our list of partners will be made available soon, along with more details to apply. Check back to this webpage for more information, as it will be updated as information is available.
Families who meet the eligibility criteria and are selected for one of the spots available in this program will receive a one-time cash assistance payment of $1000. Some families may be eligible for an additional $500 which will be determined at the point of application. In order to be eligible for the additional supplement assistance, households must:
No, each family or household can only apply once.
No. Only one person from each household can apply to the program. The head of the household pays for more than half the family’s expenses.
If you have all the necessary papers with you, the application should take 15-20 minutes to complete. If any documents are missing or hard to read, the application process will take longer because we will need to wait until all documents are submitted and verified.
Our staff from our network of community-based organizations that you apply through will help you complete the application.
The money provided by the Basic Cash Assistance for Households program is considered a charitable gift and does not affect all benefits but may impact some. When applying, further information on this will be provided.
No, it’s not necessary. We won’t ask about your or your family’s immigration status when you apply.
No. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) does not consider one-time direct cash assistance that is specifically related to COVID-19 when making public charge determinations.
Your information will be used to determine if you qualify for the program. Your personal details, such as (name, phone number, nor street address) will not be shared with government agencies.
The Denver Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships (HRCP) Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs has contracted with Impact Charitable, who partners with AidKit and selected trusted community-based organizations to run the program.