Fast Fact – Dec. 2, 2022

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 2, 2022

The economic security of Colorado’s families significantly impacts the wellbeing of our state’s children. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, known as Colorado Works in our state, helps families in extreme poverty make ends meet by providing essential basic cash assistance (BCA) payments. In 2021, 3.5% of our state’s children received BCA, helping their families address pressing needs like diapers, car repairs and school supplies. To learn more about Colorado children in extreme poverty receiving BCA payments, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit