Change Indicator

Children receiving TANF basic cash assistance in Colorado

Children receiving TANF basic cash assistance

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



The data is provided by calendar year and by county. It reflects eligible children receiving Basic Cash Assistance payments.  
The caseload by individual children is provided. A case is considered active for the report month if there was an authorized payment (initial benefit, regular benefit, or supplemental payment) in and for the month. 

The percentage of children by county was calculated by the Colorado Children's Campaign. Percentages are based on population projections from the Colorado State Demography Office.

Data Source

TANF case data by county:  Colorado Works Program, Colorado Department of Health and Human Services

Population estimates:  State Demography Office, Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Last Updated

January 2024