Until further notice, the Benefits Planning Division of the Human Services department, will no longer offer assistance from the diversion program. The decision to suspend the program is due to budget allocations and funding.This program can provide emergency financial assistance to help adult family members start or maintain employment. For example, this assistance could include funds to purchase special uniforms or tools, or pay for a one-time car repair to provide transportation to work. This program does not normally cover any shelter expenses. Special County Diversion is available to families not eligible for TANF, who are in crisis and may need emergency assistance with expenses for family preservation. An interview is required for these programs.
If you get help from the Diversion Program, you will work with a specialist to develop self supporting goals and enter into a contract called an Individual Responsibility Contract (IRC). The IRC must be signed by you. It is a legal contract. If you choose not to follow through, you will have to pay back the assistance.
You may be disqualified from this program if you have ever had an intentional program violation or household caused claim for any public assistance program.
For additional infomation about the Diversion Program, email the Benefits Information Center or call (970) 498-6300. Se Habla Espaņol.