Fort Collins Social Sustainability

As part of that mission of providing exceptional service for an exceptional community, the City offers numerous discounts, rebates, and services for qualifying citizens – including a grocery tax rebate, reduced fees for Recreation classes, free indoor air quality assessments, and many more. Use the table or search below to learn more.

Fort Collins Housing and Service Agencies

Provides a list of housing and service agencies in the City of Fort Collins.

Neighbor to Neighbor Community Resource Packet

Provides a general overview of the resources available in Larimer County.

Crossroads Safehouse

Connects people to Larimer County resources; includes legal, family, health, and basic necessities.

2-1-1 (United Way & AIRS)

Provides free and confidential information and referral; helps with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.


Provides resources, information and incentives for people to travel by means other than driving alone in a car; options include bicycling, carpooling, taking the bus, teleworking, vanpooling, and walking.

Fort Collins Bicycle Resources

List of bicycle resources in the City of Fort Collins;

Commitment to Campus

List of CSU programs, discounts, and special benefits available to CSU faculty & staff;

Help Paying Bills

Offers links and phone numbers for programs designed to assist with mortgage and rent assistance, debt counseling, auto repair, utility payments, student loans, medical bills, and more;



CSU Office of The Ombuds & Employee Assistance Program

Offers a neutral, confidential, informal and independent resource for employees who seek alternatives for resolving conflicts and grievances; assists employees and members of their households with personal issues through no-cost counseling services as well as legal and financial planning resources;

Summit Stone Health Partners 

Provides affordable, sometimes free, behavioral health and counseling services;

Crossroads Safehouse

Offers free safehousing, advocacy, legal assistance, transitional housing, and education for abused women and children;

GreenPath Debt Solutions

Offers free debt counseling that is personal and tailored to a person’s unique situation; provides assistance with student loan debt, helps home owners avoid foreclosure, provides reverse mortgage counseling to seniors, helps people manage their credit score, and provides bankruptcy counseling and education;

CSU Center for Family & Couple Therapy

Provides high-quality therapy services to families, couples, individuals, adolescents and children; offers services to all members of our Larimer County community as well as students, faculty, and staff;


Provides counseling, financial planning services, and legal advice. Employees can access their Employee Assistance Program benefits;

Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP)

Professional assessment, referral, and short-term counseling services for all State employees with work-related or personal concerns and resource for supervisors and managers;



CSU Cares Fund

Provides help to meet financial needs incurred as a result of natural disaster;

Employee Hardship Loan Fund

Offers a helping hand in times of crisis for employees experiencing an unexpected emergency; loans are offered with little or no interest;

Leave Sharing Bank

CSU state classified employees are eligible to either donate time to the Leave Sharing Program, or apply for additional leave when faced with an “unforeseeable life-altering event beyond your control”;

Working Together Foundation

Provides financial grants up to $500 to enable employees and retirees to cope with emergency needs during a crisis; includes unforeseen emergencies from medical conditions, crime, fire, death, unexpected household dependents, and other difficult circumstances; includes all members of the state family – employees and retirees from all branches of Colorado state government;

CSU Parental and Catastrophic Circumstances Leave

Allows departments to provide an employee with at least nine weeks of compensated leave for birth mothers and three weeks for the non-birth parent, in most circumstances; creates a process which allows employee with catastrophic leave due to an extraordinary, unforeseen disaster or serious illness or injury for which accrued leave is unavailable;



Green Path Debt Solutions

Offers free debt counseling that is personal and tailored to your unique situation; helps people eliminate credit card debt; assists people with student loan debt; helps homeowners avoid foreclosure; provides reverse mortgage counseling to seniors; helps people manage their credit score; provides bankruptcy counseling and education for debtors filing for bankruptcy; offers a wide variety of educational tools and resources.

Villages in Fort Collins

Offers affordable housing; Village complexes and units are located throughout Fort Collins; income restrictions may apply;

Fort Collins Housing Authority

Offers sustainable, long-term housing solutions that move people out of homelessness, stabilize families, and partner with community agencies to help improve lives;

Property Tax/Rent Rebate

Offers rebates for rent/property tax paid during the previous year; these are available to people who are aged 65 years or older, OR who are disabled, AND who meet the income requirements;

Loveland Housing Authority

Offers sustainable, long-term housing solutions that move people out of homelessness, stabilize families, and partner with community agencies to help improve lives;

CARE Housing

Develops and manages affordable housing for low and low-moderate income families with children; provides expertise in housing finance, development, property management, and social services; must be employed and there are income guidelines for eligibility;

Neighbor to Neighbor

Provides housing, counseling (rental, landlord/tenant, mortgage default and pre-purchase counseling), emergency rent assistance, first time home buyer classes, and multi-family affordable housing;

Home Buyer Assistance

Provides loans to income-eligible households in Fort Collins to cover a portion of the required down payment and closing costs for buyers who have not been on title to a home for the past three years; eligible households can receive a loan of up to 5% of their purchase price to cover down payment, closing costs or both;

Finding Housing

Off-Campus Life helps students and faculty moving or living off campus to have a successful transition and integration into the Fort Collins community.



Fort Collins Rebate Program

Offers a rebate to qualified residents for sales tax paid on food during the previous year; designed to assist low income individuals, families, and seniors who live within Fort Collins city limits;

House of Neighborly Service

Provides assistance with food, clothing, transportation, emergency motel vouchers, prescription, and utility assistance for residents of Loveland and Berthoud;

Food Bank for Larimer County

Provides food to all in need through community partnerships and hunger-relief programs; food donations are distributed to individuals in need through three programs: Food Share, Child Nutrition and Food Link;

Larimer County Department of Health Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Provides services and information on health issues such as healthy food preparation, breastfeeding, and child growth check-ups; provides monthly supplies of healthy foods to children under 5-years-old, maternity assistance for eligible pregnant women, prenatal care and education, counseling and referrals;

Meals on Wheels

Delivers food to home-bound persons who are unable to prepare an adequate diet;

Vineyard Resource Center

Provides clothing, personal items and emergency food boxes; call to setup an appointment;

Food Stamps

Helps low-income people buy food; potential recipients must apply for the program in-person and meet income requirements.



Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS)

This program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based child care services.

CPC Educational Assistance Award

A monetary award granted twice per year to help State Classified employees further their education;

CSU Employee Study Privilege

Offers CSU employees up to 9 credits per academic year of free tuition;

Joan Gaynor Kuder Scholarship

Offers a competitive scholarship to CSU employees; being degree seeking is not a requirement;

CSU Career Wow

Offers a career development tool to help CSU employees explore many facets of their professional development; includes a series of videos and accompanying pdfs that permit you to personalize your career development; enables you to identify your strengths and talents and align them with your career passions, interests, and options; assists you in identifying mentors and experimenting with future career decisions;

Tuition Scholarship Program

Provides a fixed percentage tuition scholarship for staff and their families;

GED Preparation and Training

English as a Second Language



Fort Collins Utility Rebate

Offers rebates for utilities paid during the previous year; these are available to people who are aged 65 years or older, OR who are disabled, AND who meet the income requirements;

Payment Assistance Fund

Provides assistance once per calendar year should a customer receive a shut-off notice;

The Salvation Army

Provides funds on a first come, first serve basis;



Around the Horn

On-campus bus shuttle service;


Fort Collins and Northern Colorado bus service;


Bus Rapid Transit, North-South corridor bus route;

Zip Car

CSU car sharing service;


Helps match people with carpooling options;


Helps match people with vanpooling options;



Fort Collins Bicycle Co-op

Helps get people riding bikes, including those who may not be able to afford one; great resource for cycling assistance and repair;

Bike Fort Collins

Local cycling non-profit; encourages safe and enjoyable cycling;

Fort Collins Bike Library

Offers $10 bicycle rentals; open April through December;

Brave New Wheel

Quality, trustworthy repair shop;

Recycled Cycles

A locally owned, trustworthy bike shop: buy used bikes, get services, accessories… and there is a location by the LSC on the CSU campus.



CSU Early Childhood Center

Offers a quality program for young children while training CSU students for careers in early childhood education and providing opportunities for research related to children, families, and early childhood education;

University Children’s Center (Sunshine House)

Offers programs to children 6 weeks to 6 years old;

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

This program provides child care services to families who meet certain income guidelines;

Early Childhood Council of Larimer County

Provide free child care referrals;

Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center

Provide affordable daycare options including infant care. Financial assistance is available on a sliding fee basis. Facilities in Fort Collins and Loveland;

La Familia / The Family Center

Provide affordable daycare options including infant care. Financial assistance is available on a sliding fee basis.



Eldercare Locator

A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.

Elder Care Network of Northern Colorado

Provides information, resources and support to caregivers and activities intended to assist family caregivers and seniors in making informed decisions;



Pathways Hospice Community Care for Northern Colorado

Provides symptom management and support for serious long-term illness, expert medical and comfort care for individuals navigating the last months of life, and grief counseling and programs for those mourning the loss of a loved one;



State Classified Compensation (CSU Human Resources)

Offers information about classification, job evaluation, compensation policy, compensation plans, performance management, position abolishment, supplemental pay, overtime/compensatory time, and more;

State Classified Compensation (CO Department of Personnel & Administration)

Offers information about job classifications, annual compensation plans and reports, performance management, leave and time off, personal services contracts, and more;

State Classified Benefits (CSU Human Resources)

Offers information about benefit eligibility, insurance plans, employee wellness plans, family medical leave, retirement program, and employee discount programs;

State Classified Benefits (CO Department of Personnel & Administration)

Offers information about medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, deadlines for new employees, insurance premiums, and more;

State of Colorado Work-Life Program

Offers information about flexible work arrangements, employee discounts, and resource/referral options;

State Personnel System Employee Handbook

Provides a comprehensive guide to the rules and regulations governing all Colorado State employees;

State of Colorado Leave & Time Off & Technical Guidance

The first link provides information about FMLA and ADA and holiday schedules; the second link offers detailed information about the different types of leave provided;

Colorado PERA

Provides information about retirement for Colorado public employees;

Colorado Statewide Liaison Council

Facilitates communication between the classified staff of the higher education institutions in Colorado;

Colorado WINS

Represents more than 31,000 state employees; works to improve quality of services, safety, pay and benefits, working conditions, conflict resolution, staff attrition and more to ensure an effective workforce to serve all Coloradans;



Commitment to Campus

Wide range of programs, discounts, and special benefits available to CSU faculty and staff

CSU Benefits and Privileges

Human Resources created a list of privileges/programs available to CSU employees.

Adult Fitness Program

Looking for an exercise program that will give you personal guidance and monitor your progress? Consider the Adult Fitness Program.

Employee Discount Programs

Discount programs that are offered through CSU to university employees.



Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS)

This program allows employees up to 5 hours per month administrative leave to volunteer in any public school district.

Veterinary Teaching Hospital Volunteer Program

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s volunteer program strives to provide the hospital with needed volunteer help when necessary and to give undergraduate students and others in the community a chance to benefit from the hospital’s resources

Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) Volunteer Program

The CSFS Volunteer Program provides hands-on opportunities for people of all ages and experience levels to learn about forestry and natural resources.

Colorado Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Colorado Master Gardener Volunteers assist CSU Extension staff in delivering knowledge-based gardening information to foster successful gardening.

Colorado Natural Heritage Program

The Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) tracks and ranks Colorado’s rare and imperiled species and habitats, and provides information and expertise on these topics to promote the conservation of Colorado’s valuable biological resources.

Project Homeless Connect Fort Collins

Project Homeless Connect is a one-day event that provides individuals and families currently experiencing homelessness with access to vital services such as: rapid re-housing, basic medical exams, legal advice and much more. It’s a one-stop shop for assistance that helps families stop struggling and paves the way for their success.

Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE)

SLiCE creates an updated list of volunteer opportunities in Fort Collins. Categories range from animals, children/youth, education, environmental issues, food insecurity, health, poverty/homelessness, elderly citizens, people with disabilities, transportation, and women’s gender issues.






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