The Garfield County Department of Human Services (DHS) continues to provide essential services for people seeking assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic Though the county’s emergency general assistance has now ended, disaster temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) is still available for individuals who are eligible.
Garfield County is partnering with the Garfield County School District 16 to bring limited Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) services to the Family Resource Center in Parachute. Appointments are being taken on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The new Parachute location offers another option for families to attend appointments without having to travel to Rifle or Glenwood Springs. TANF provides temporary assistance and intensive support to help eligible families secure employment and attain self-sufficiency. Eligible clients include women who are pregnant, and families that have one or more children in the home that have struggled to maintain economic stability due to
Garfield County is offering human services mini-grants of up to $5,000 for qualifying 501c3 nonprofits. The amount of funding varies from year to year, and recipients are required to complete an annual grant report and give updates before the Board of County Commissioners. The county mails applications to previously awarded entities. Applications may be submitted beginning Friday, Jan. 1, and all are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021.