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Nurturing Futures

If you’re a parent struggling to afford the essentials while raising young children, Nurturing Futures is here to support you and your family.

Managed by the Boulder County Department of Human Services (BCHS), Nurturing Futures is a direct cash assistance program designed to help families with young kids. The program provides money for 725 qualifying households to help with essentials like food, a place to live, going to the doctor, childcare, or other supports the family needs. BCHS is working with a trusted and experienced partner, AidKit, Inc. (AidKit), to administer the program application and payments to participants for the duration of the program.

The goal of Nurturing Futures is to make things easier for parents so they can focus on taking care of their children’s needs. Nurturing Futures will provide 725 low-income families with $300 each month to use however they choose for two years. By helping families today, we’re investing in a better future for communities across Boulder County.

To learn more about Nurturing Futures and sign up to get updates, explore the tabs below. This site will include more program details as they become available.

General Eligibility Details

To qualify for the Nurturing Futures program, you must:

  • Live in Boulder County
  • Have at least one child under the age of 4 when you apply
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a family income under 30% of Area Median Income (AMI)
Boulder County, CO 2024 30% Area Median Income Limits
Household Size Maximum Annual Income Before Taxes
2 $35,040
3 $39,420
4 $43,800
5 $47,310
6 $50,820
7 $54,330
8 $57,840

If your household is currently receiving public assistance benefits, being part of the Nurturing Futures program might affect your eligibility to continue receiving those benefits.

Examples of public assistance benefits include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as “Food Stamps”), Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Health First Colorado (Medicaid), and the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

Please review our Benefits Guide and contact your caseworker or eligibility technician with any questions on how participating in Nurturing Futures might impact your existing benefits.

Benefits Guide:

If you would like to be alerted when the Nurturing Futures program has launched, please sign up for this interest list to be notified via text message or email when the application launches.

Nurturing Futures is a direct cash assistance program. These types of programs aim to offer immediate relief to families facing economic challenges by providing financial support. This program gives money directly to people in need and can help pay for important and essential expenses such as housing, food, utilities, healthcare, childcare, and more.

Direct cash assistance programs are designed to be easy to use and get financial support to people quickly and efficiently. Participants in Nurturing Futures can spend the money they receive according to their specific needs and priorities. This approach reflects the fact that individuals and families are the experts in their own lives.

Besides providing immediate relief from financial struggles, direct cash assistance programs help filter more money into local economies, which can support economic growth for our communities overall. By giving money directly to people who need it, these programs help alleviate poverty and build the foundation for long-term economic security.

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Housing & Human Services

Phone: 303-441-1000
TTY: 1-800-659-3656
Fax: 303-441-1523
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P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

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