Burial Assistance

The state Burial Assistance Program provides cash assistance to eligible, low-income Colorado residents to help with the cost of a funeral, burial or cremation. Burial Assistance is available to individuals who were receiving, or were determined eligible, for one of the following programs at the time of death:
  • Aid to the Blind
  • Aid to the Needy and Disabled
  • Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Long Term Care
  • Health First Colorado and CHP+
  • Old Age Pension
If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for the state Burial Assistance Program, there is a Montrose County General Assistance Burial Program.

Burial Assistance is available to eligible individuals regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, and disability, religious, or political beliefs.

To Apply


Visit us at 1845 S Townsend Avenue, Montrose. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
You can also call 970-252-5000.

Please be able to provide the following:


  • Proof of residency of deceased individual
  • Proof of income/resources of deceased individual and spouse (or other legally responsible person) if applicable
  • Social Security number of deceased individual
  • Estimate of funeral, burial or cremation expenses