Emergency Financial Assistance

This Financial Assistance Program is ONLY available to Current & Active employees of the State of Colorado.

You must provide proof of your regular employment paycheck (indicating which state agency employs you) in order to qualify.

Employees (of the State of Colorado) may apply for small grants to address critical documented expenses (e.g. housing, utilities - power, natural gas, etc.). Please apply for the specific cost of critical expense(s) that are below $500. 

This program DOES NOT assist with credit card debt, car payments, internet or computer fees or equipment, legal or attorney fees, child support payments, mortgage payments, cell phone bills, childcare or other care. 

CSEAP provides emergency financial assistance grants to state employees in need through generous funding by the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation. Current State of Colorado employees experiencing an unforeseen life event impacting their financial stability are encouraged to apply for financial assistance.

  • Applicants must be active state employees for a minimum of 6 months prior to applying for financial assistance.
  • To insure swift processing, please complete the on-line application below; Applicants will receive a phone call informing of denial/approval after 6-8 business days; Upon approval, checks are mailed to applicants after 4-6 business days
  • Eligible uses of funds include housing, utilities, food; Emergency Financial Assistance is not approved for attorney fees, court costs, credit card or car payments, mortgage payments, cable/streaming/internet costs, or cell phone bills.
  • Visit our Local Assistance webpage for additional financial resources.  
  • Call CSEAP at 1-800-821-8154 or 303-866-4314 with questions about the application process.