DENVER (KDVR) – Denver is now accepting applications for the Basic Cash Assistance for Households program.
The Denver Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships is helping families who have been ineligible for federal assistance during the pandemic through its partnership with Impact Charitable.
“Although the pandemic may be over in its most extreme form, there are still the after-effects that you may not have the resources to go to the daycare you previously attended, or you may have had to move because you were unwell during the pandemic lost his job,” said Atim Otii, director of the Denver Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.
The program is aimed at families who have previously been unable to receive assistance due to their immigration status. The one-time, direct cash assistance of $1,000 or $1,500 – from the American Rescue Plan Act Fund – will be distributed to Denver residents impacted by the pandemic who meet the following criteria:
- The applicant is the head of the household
- No personal entitlement to state-funded public benefits
- At least one child under the age of 18 lives in their household
- Lives in a qualifying census tract, OR
- Is a child in their household eligible for one of the eligible benefit programs such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (“CHIP”), Free and Reduced Lunch (“NSLP”) and/or School Breakfast Program (“SBP”), or Head Start, OR
- Has experienced housing insecurity
Households with two or more children may be eligible for an additional $500. Families can apply via Impact Charitable from Tuesday, September 12th.
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