The Douglas County General Assistance Program is intended to help with a one-time emergency need to address issues of health, safety and/or well-being. To be eligible for this help, applicants must show how they can meet their future expenses.
Individuals and families may be eligible for assistance with:
Some services may not be available through this program if funding is not available.
For additional information or questions on the general assistance program, please contact our office at 303-688-4825.
To apply you must complete an Application-for-Emergency-Assistance. You may need to meet with a member of our staff to review your application and provide any additional information or documentation. The application cannot be completed on a mobile device, you will need to use a desktop computer or laptop.
After you complete the application, email it to [email protected] along with any supporting documentation. Complete applications with all needed documentation to support your request will speed up the process.
A copy of your photo I.D. and current pay stubs will also be required. If you need help with rent or utilities, you will be required to turn in a copy of the eviction notice or utility shutoff notice. Additional information may be requested.
The income limit for this program is 150% Federal Poverty Level.
In 2023, that equates to:
One (1) household member:
Two (2) household members
Three (3) household members
Four (4) household members
Five (5) household members
Six (6) household members
Seven (7) household members
Eight (8) household members
*For each additional household member after eight, add $642