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Grants and Assistance

There are many programs available to Arvada residents that offer financial assistance, programs, low cost loans, discounts and grants. The programs are offered and administered by a variety of agencies, including the City of Arvada.

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): Designed as an important tool to help local governments tackle serious challenges facing their community.
  • At Risk of Electricity or Gas Shut Off?: The City of Arvada receives a grant from Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) to provide financial assistance with Xcel bills to Arvada residents who are at risk of having their electric and/or gas service disconnected.
  • Earned Income Tax Credit:  Free tax help is available to ensure working families get the refunds they deserve. Families in Colorado that earned less than about $52,000 in 2014 could be eligible for up to $6,000 or more in tax refunds from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax benefits.
  • Homebuyer Assistance Program:  The City of Arvada collaborated with the Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation (CHAC) to expand their assistance program to provide down payment and closing cost assistance to first time low/moderate income homebuyers in Arvada.
  • Resident Rebate Program:  The City of Arvada offers a rebate to qualified residents through the Resident Tax Rebate Program. The Program runs from May through August based on information for the prior year. Rebate amounts are $85 for the first person and $50 for additional person. Partial residency rebates are available on a pro-rated basis.
  • Save on Prescription Drugs:  The City of Arvada, in collaboration with the National League of Cities, offers a Prescription Discount Card program that gives savings on prescription drugs to residents who are without health insurance, a traditional benefits plan, or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance.

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