Glamor shots of the CCLP conference rooms

Hours and availability

Meeting rooms are available during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with the exception of observed holidays when CCLP is closed. Attendance is limited by meeting room capacity, so please feel free to check with CCLP on room capacity based on whether your attendees will be seated, seated with tables, or standing.

  • Please include set-up and clean-up time in your meeting room request.
  • If a request is for outside of those times, additional review and fee for use may be required, and may be denied for any reason.
  • CCLP reserves the right to cancel or change any meeting if circumstances at the organization so demand.
  • If CCLP must close due to emergency situations or inclement weather, all meetings scheduled during the closure will be cancelled.
  • CCLP reserves the right to withdraw permission for meeting room use when conditions so warrant.
  • CCLP reserves the right to stop meetings which interfere with or are disruptive to the normal operations of the organization or to other users of our conference rooms.

Commercial & political usage

As a publicly-funded nonprofit institution, there are specific rules you must abide by during your time in our offices. No promotion, sale of items or services is allowed in any CCLP meeting room.

Permitted uses

  • Meetings held by nonprofit organizations to plan fundraising campaigns or events
  • Meetings held by a campaign committee or political party/group to plan campaigns or political activities
  • Meetings held by elected officials to gather input or communicate with their constituents
  • Meetings at which candidates will discuss current election issues, provided the event is hosted by a non-partisan, non-profit organization (i.e. League of Women Voters), and provided that all candidates for the same office have been invited.

Non-permitted uses

  • Actions/events attempting to raise funds for any purpose or organization besides Colorado Center on Law and Policy
  • Actions/events organized by a campaign committee or group designed specifically to promote or oppose a candidate or ballot issue


  • Technology varies from meeting room to meeting room. Please check in with CCLP staff to walk through the meeting room space you are interested in using to ensure the space will suit your needs.
  • CCLP staff will be available on-site for assistance with the built-in A/V equipment.
  • Individuals and/or small groups are encouraged to bring their own cords, coupling, and other equipment they might use. CCLP is not responsible for equipment, supplies, or any other materials owned by the individual and/or small group and used at CCLP.
  • We may not have equipment that can accommodate Apple devices. Please check with CCLP staff prior to your meeting or event for availability.

Food and Drink

  • Refreshments may be brought into meeting rooms.
  • Alcoholic beverages of any type may not be brought into, served, or consumed on CCLP’s premises.
  • Tobacco and vaping may only be used outside of the building in compliance with Colorado law.
  • Candles, chafing dishes, or open flames of any kind may not be used in any meeting room.
  • A community kitchen is available upon request; attached to the large training room which may be used with reserving that largest meeting room, or if no other event is utilizing that space and/or kitchen already.

What does CCLP ask of you

  • Except as a designation of location, the name and contact information of CCLP should not be used in any publicity for a meeting, unless CCLP is an active partner or sponsor in the meeting or event.  Please check with CCLP staff to confirm. CCLP will approve and schedule meetings that comply with our policies and that do not disturb other organization activities.
  • Please be sure to leave the room as you found it after your meeting is over.
  • No gambling, games of chance, bingo, casinos or wagering of any kind may be a part of any program, meeting, or event.
  • No promotion, sale of items, or services is allowed in any CCLP meeting room.
  • Groups will not be permitted to post signs or distribute petitions or materials on CCLP property without approval by CCLP. Unauthorized material will be removed.
  • Storage of personal property, equipment and/or supplies is not permitted in CCLP meeting rooms.

The person requesting use of a meeting room will be held responsible for the orderly conduct of the group and for any loss or damage to CCLP property or equipment.

What you can expect of CCLP

  • CCLP staff will be on hand to answer questions.
  • CCLP staff will happily show any meeting rooms available at that location if the meeting room is not currently in use.
  • In the event of an accident, please let CCLP staff know. CCLP staff will help you get connected with first aid resources and take any appropriate measures to help ensure your safety.
  • CCLP staff may not have the capacity to assist with things like rearranging furniture.

Liability clause

Groups or individuals using meeting rooms shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP) its trustees, officers, agents, and employees from and against any and all losses, damages, claims, costs, suits, actions of any kind, arising and resulting and accruing from any act, omission or error of the such group or individual and any users, employees, agents, representatives, guests, invitees, resulting in or relating to personal injuries or property damage arising from the group’s or individual’s use of CCLP.

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Get started by filling out our request form. Please allow 1-3 business days for response.

Colorado Center on Law and Policy

789 N. Sherman St., Ste. 300
Denver CO, 80203

Call: 303-573-5669


To maintain health and well-being, people of all ages need access to quality health care that improves outcomes and reduces costs for the community. Health First Colorado, the state's Medicaid program, is public health insurance for low-income Coloradans who qualify. The program is funded jointly by a federal-state partnership and is administered by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing.

Benefits of the program include behavioral health, dental services, emergency care, family planning services, hospitalization, laboratory services, maternity care, newborn care, outpatient care, prescription drugs, preventive and wellness services, primary care and rehabilitative services.

In tandem with the Affordable Care Act, Colorado expanded Medicaid eligibility in 2013 - providing hundreds of thousands of adults with incomes less than 133% FPL with health insurance for the first time increasing the health and economic well-being of these Coloradans. Most of the money for newly eligible Medicaid clients has been covered by the federal government, which will gradually decrease its contribution to 90% by 2020.

Other populations eligible for Medicaid include children, who qualify with income up to 142% FPL, pregnant women with household income under 195% FPL, and adults with dependent children with household income under 68% FPL.

Some analyses indicate that Colorado's investment in Medicaid will pay off in the long run by reducing spending on programs for the uninsured.


Hunger, though often invisible, affects everyone. It impacts people's physical, mental and emotional health and can be a culprit of obesity, depression, acute and chronic illnesses and other preventable medical conditions. Hunger also hinders education and productivity, not only stunting a child's overall well-being and academic achievement, but consuming an adult's ability to be a focused, industrious member of society. Even those who have never worried about having enough food experience the ripple effects of hunger, which seeps into our communities and erodes our state's economy.

Community resources like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, exist to ensure that families and individuals can purchase groceries, with the average benefit being about $1.40 per meal, per person.

Funding for SNAP comes from the USDA, but the administrative costs are split between local, state, and federal governments. Yet, the lack of investment in a strong, effective SNAP program impedes Colorado's progress in becoming the healthiest state in the nation and providing a better, brighter future for all. Indeed, Colorado ranks 44th in the nation for access to SNAP and lost out on more than $261 million in grocery sales due to a large access gap in SNAP enrollment.

See the Food Assistance (SNAP) Benefit Calculator to get an estimate of your eligibility for food benefits.


Every child deserves the nutritional resources needed to get a healthy start on life both inside and outside the mother's womb. In particular, good nutrition and health care is critical for establishing a strong foundation that could affect a child's future physical and mental health, academic achievement and economic productivity. Likewise, the inability to access good nutrition and health care endangers the very integrity of that foundation.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition information for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Research has shown that WIC has played an important role in improving birth outcomes and containing health care costs, resulting in longer pregnancies, fewer infant deaths, a greater likelihood of receiving prenatal care, improved infant-feeding practices, and immunization rates

Financial Security:
Colorado Works

In building a foundation for self-sufficiency, some Colorado families need some extra tools to ensure they can weather challenging financial circumstances and obtain basic resources to help them and their communities reach their potential.

Colorado Works is Colorado's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and provides public assistance to families in need. The Colorado Works program is designed to assist participants in becoming self-sufficient by strengthening the economic and social stability of families. The program provides monthly cash assistance and support services to eligible Colorado families.

The program is primarily funded by a federal block grant to the state. Counties also contribute about 20% of the cost.


Child care is a must for working families. Along with ensuring that parents can work or obtain job skills training to improve their families' economic security, studies show that quality child care improves children's academic performance, career development and health outcomes.

Yet despite these proven benefits, low-income families often struggle with the cost of child care. Colorado ranks among the top 10 most expensive states in the country for center-based child care. For families with an infant, full-time enrollment at a child care center cost an average of $15,140 a year-or about three-quarters of the total income of a family of three living at the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) provides child care assistance to parents who are working, searching for employment or participating in training, and parents who are enrolled in the Colorado Works Program and need child care services to support their efforts toward self-sufficiency. Most of the money for CCCAP comes from the federal Child Care and Development Fund. Each county can set their own income eligibility limit as long as it is at or above 165% of the federal poverty level and does not exceed 85% of area median income.

Unfortunately, while the need is growing, only an estimated one-quarter of all eligible children in the state are served by CCCAP. Low reimbursement rates have also resulted in fewer providers willing to accept CCCAP subsidies.