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Complete New Food Assistance Applications by Jan. 29

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) is providing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through February 2019 in response to the partial government shutdown. At federal direction, all states including Colorado will distribute SNAP funds for February much earlier than normal, which required the early deadline for processing. All redeterminations were due by 3 p.m.…

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Urgent Update to Food Assistance Program in Government Shutdown

Clients with Food Assistance cases due for redetermination must submit documents by Tuesday, Jan. 15. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) is providing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through February 2019 in response to the partial government shutdown. At federal direction, all states including Colorado will distribute SNAP funds for February much earlier than normal.…

El Paso County Commissioners unanimously approved a Proclamation recognizing November as National Adoption Month at their regular meeting Thursday, Nov. 15, honoring adoptive families, staff and organizations supporting adoption and foster homes.

Commissioners Recognize National Adoption Month

Adoptive families, staff and organizations supporting adoption and foster homes were honored Thursday, Nov. 15. El Paso County Commissioners unanimously approved a Proclamation recognizing November as National Adoption Month at their regular meeting. “The El Paso County Department of Human Services, with its many private, community based and non-profit partners, plays a vital role in…

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MyCoBenefits App Helps People Manage Assistance Details

The El Paso County Department of Human Services is joining forces with Colorado DHS in announcing the launch of the MyCoBenefits mobile device app that will make managing personal benefits and getting information much easier. This new mobile app follows last year’s release of the Peak Health app launched by Health Care Policy and Finance…

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NACo Recognizes Three County Programs for Innovation

The El Paso County Department of Human Services, El Paso County Planning and Community Development and El Paso County Public Health were recently recognized with Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. DHS started a program last year that co-located…

El Paso County was honored with three awards at the National Association of Counties conference in July 2018.

NACo Recognizes Programs for Innovation, Efficiencies

The El Paso County Department of Human Services, El Paso County Planning and Community Development and El Paso County Public Health were recently recognized with Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. DHS started a program last year that co-located…