Colorado Department of Human Services

Statewide Strategic Use Fund

The Colorado Works Statewide Strategic Use Fund (SSUF) was created with the passage of Senate Bill 08-177 in 2008. The program's funding is 100% federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds appropriated by the General Assembly, and it is intended to serve Colorado's most vulnerable families in new ways, through community investment strategies. Recommendations regarding allocations from the SSUF are made by the Colorado Works Strategic Allocation Committee (SAC) and approved by the Department's Executive Director.


Round III Grant Awards


Applications for the third round of Statewide Strategic Use Fund grants were due to the department on March 19, 2010. Following rigorous review by the SAC, the following organizations/projects will be funded via SSUF grants. The two-year projects are intended to start on July 1, 2010, running through June 30, 2012.

Application Materials and Processes - Round III


For full application guidelines, instructions and materials, please see the links listed below.


Colorado Works is also pleased to offer potential applicants the following resources in order to assist them in preparing for the grant-writing process:


To find information about those agencies that have already received grants through the SSUF during previous rounds of funding, please see the links listed below.