Financial Support & Assistance

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has presented many financial challenges for individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout the country.

For those living in Southeast Colorado, these challenges only increase the current economic struggles faced in our rural communities.

As we all face the coronavirus epidemic and financial hardships together, we hope this guide will be beneficial to our fellow community members.

Payment Plans for City of La Junta Utility Bills

The following TEMPORARY policy has been put in place:

The City of La Junta understands during this state of emergency the burden and stress that our utility customers are under. We as a community need to come together and help each other as much as possible. Citizens who have been directly affected by the Corona Virus need to call the utility office at (719) 384-2546. We are prepared to set up payment plans to help the citizens through this trying time.

View Temporary Policy on the City of La Junta Website >

Food Banks/Food Distribution Locations


Associated Charities
517 Colorado Avenue
Phone: (719) 384-4451
Monday- Friday
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
(Swink, Cheraw, and La Junta residents only)

Rocky Ford

Colorado Unemployment Claims

Labor Department Implementing System Improvements Amid Overload

Denver – The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s (CDLE) Unemployment Insurance (UI) system has been overwhelmed the last week due to an unprecedented increase […]

Assistance for Employees and Employers During Temporary Shutdowns Due to Coronavirus

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) today announced assistance for workers and employers during temporary closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Internet Access for Households with School Children

Charter Expands Free 60-Day Spectrum Broadband Internet and WiFi Offer to Include Educators Who Are New Spectrum Subscribers

Today, Charter announced it is expanding the eligibility for its 60-day free offer for Spectrum broadband Internet and WiFi access to include educators (K-12 teachers […]

Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More

In the coming weeks, many Americans will be affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19 and Charter is focused on serving and supporting our 29 […]

Grab-n-Go Lunches for School Kids