Colorado Employment First [EF] promotes self-sufficiency and independence by preparing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for employment through job seeking skills training, work experience and monthly job search support activities.


Colorado Employment First increases employment for food assistance participants through support, referrals, accountability, and community work.


EF is proud to operate a program that provides assistance to people in need while ensuring accountability for their benefits.

  • Every intervention makes a difference
  • Every person deserves an opportunity
  • Setting helpful boundaries for successful participation
  • Supporting positive choices to reach participant goals


Employment First recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and reaches approximately 30,000 Coloradans each year. The program currently operates in 46 of Colorado’s 64 counties, and serves 88% of Colorado’s work registrants.

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