Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

Assistance and Opportunities

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program is a federal program that provides funds to support services that alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty. The Department of Human Services contracts with local agencies in the region to provide assistance and opportunities to El Paso County residents. CSBG funds may be available to provide qualifying persons with a one-time emergency or self-sufficiency assistance.

Audits and other financial reports are posted online. A snapshot of 2022 data is also online. 2023 Data is available here.

CSBG Needs Assessment Report 2024-2026

The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and the El Paso County Department of Human Services (DHS) does not provide cash grants to individuals or charge a fee for receiving grant funds within the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be a representative of a grant program managed by DOLA or DHS requesting personal information and offering grant funds, it may be a phishing or fraud attempt. For more information on fraudulent behavior you can visit the DOLA page on fraud,, and the Federal Health and Human Services CSBG page on fraud.

Eligibility and CSBG Community Agencies


More Information

For more information on CSBG and how to contact participating entities, please review the sections below, or review the attached information sheet.

English CSBG Flyer

To qualify for CSBG assistance, the person requesting assistance must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be a resident of El Paso County and provide documentation verifying current residence
  • Have a household income at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level

All persons requesting assistance will need to provide evidence of income, to enable the agency to verify the Federal Poverty Level. Persons claiming to have zero income will be required to complete a zero-income affidavit.

Careers in Construction Colorado

Careers in Construction Colorado (CICC): Careers In Construction Colorado is a non-profit organization that brings construction based vocational education into high schools throughout the state of Colorado. Through this program students earn certificates which are recognized by the United States Department of Labor, and can acquire internships, job shadows, and entry level positions in the construction industry. CICC is focused on job placement and works to combat the employment gap by increasing awareness, generating interest, and connecting students to opportunities.

Students should contact their school counselors to express their interest in this program.

Address: 4585 Hilton Parkway Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Phone: 719-592-1800

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA): CASA’s Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time (SEPT) Program provides a physically and emotionally safe environment where children can develop and maintain relationships with non-custodial parents who have been court ordered to complete supervised exchanges or parenting time. We serve families with a high level of conflict between parents, where protection orders are in place, where domestic violence has occurred, and/or where substance abuse or mental health concerns are present. By monitoring and documenting observations during court-ordered supervision, SEPT volunteers support safety, accountability, and healthy relationships between children and their parents.

ADDRESS: 418 S. Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

PHONE: (719) 447-9898

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado - The Marian House

Catholic Charities – The Marian House provides a daily meal, community food pantry, employment services, housing assistance and case management services. The Marian House is located in downtown Colorado Springs.

ADDRESS: 14 West Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

PHONE: 719-475-7314

Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD)

Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD) provides a two-generational approach to job certification and training for caregivers of children enrolled in Head Start programs. Certificates offered under this program are child development associate, information technology, welding and family development.

ADDRESS: 2330 Robinson St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904

PHONE: (719) 635-1536

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center: Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center provides transition and employment assistance, behavioral health and wellness, supportive services, connection to community resources, and safe event space for veterans, military members and their families. Mt. Carmel was a dream of Mr. Jay Cimino and his strong desire to support our veteran community in meaningful ways.

ADDRESS: 530 Communication Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

PHONE: 719-772-7000

Partners in Housing

Partners in Housing: provides one year of transitional housing and supportive services to families with children in El Paso County experiencing homelessness or housing crisis. Supportive services include one on one casework, budget and credit counseling, employment assistance, housing navigation, technology support, and access to two donation centers.

ADDRESS: 455 Gold Pass Heights, Colorado Springs, CO, 80906

PHONE: (719) 473-8890


Since 1981, StableStrides has provided horse-centered activities for individuals from the ages of two to eighty two who have adaptive needs for the purpose of promoting positive physical, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and social development.

We serve children, teens, adults, veterans, and service members with adaptive needs through Adaptive Riding, Mental Health Services, and Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy.

Clients come to StableStrides independently and through referrals from other local agencies in the Pikes Peak community, as well as several surrounding areas.

ADDRESS: 13620 Halleluiah Trail, Elbert, CO 80106

PHONE: 719-495-3908

Tri-Lakes Cares

Located in Monument, Tri-Lakes Cares (TLC) serves individuals and families in northern El Paso County through a food market, emergency food, and financial assistance for transportation, housing and medical needs.

ADDRESS: 235 North Jefferson St., Monument, CO 80132

PHONE: (719) 481-4864

CSBG Volunteer Advisory Board Information

The CSBG Volunteer Advisory Board has a tripartite format and consists of nine members.

Low-Income Sector (Term Ends)

  • Myra McCoy (June 2024)
  • Camron Scott (January 2026)
  • Vacancy (Vacant as of May 2024)

Elected Officials (Term Ends)

  • Holly Williams (Indefinite, Board of El Paso County Commissioners Liaison)
  • Michael Claudio (January 2026)
  • Vacancy (Vacant as of October 2023)

Private Organizations (Term Ends)

  • Shawn Gullixson (July 2024)
  • Greg Roosevelt (March 2025)
  • Pamela Herder (September 2025)

Please contact Heather Cross at with any questions.