Date of receiptCategoryQuestionAgencyResponsesAnswered (Y)
11/15/2023Grant Writieer an Technical Assistance ProgramI am interested in learning more about the Grant Writer and Technical Assistance program. How can I be included in the email list for updates? Who is the contact person for this program?DOLAReach out to Alyssa Dinbeg -
10/18/2023DOLAAre these videos online for us to be able to rewatch them and to get what we missedDOLAYes they are and you can find them here:
10/18/2023USDA / Grant NavigatorsSo, no matter which portal you use, RD apply, FEMAGo, or, we have to have a SAM account and an UEI?
10/18/2023Do you have a perspective as to why each agency is going to individual portals?Theportals are not a one size fits all, but it is a tough situation for each program but we are trying to get there and hopefully things will get easier to navigate
07.19.2023Funding for small nonprofits: For umbrella organizations, like COGs, would you consider individual program budgets versus overall organizational budgets?
07.19.2023DOLAWhat is DOLA's definition of "small" nonprofits?DOLAThe NPI Grant has been created for small nonprofits, with annual budgets between $150,000 and $2,000,000, that can show they have been impacted or disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.Y
06.21.2023DOH / EDIUnder housing, what were the external factors that limited TA.DOLA
06.21.2023Would it be possible to email a copy of the DOLA Equity / DEI slides - it is a great model!DOLAThey will be included in the notes that will be provided at the end of this weekY
06.21.2023For environmental justice is there funding for landfills?
06.21.2023For Environmental justice - for a private startup for residentail trash services
06.21.2023At the Regional IIJA summit discussion of the state having a list of vendors consultant
05.17.2023Grants/FundingWe have a community that has gone through cleanup of blighted, private properties. What would be their next step?CDPHEOften times when blighted properties have property clean up and demolition has occurred, often this is a building ready site and may best be referred to DOLAY
05.17.2023Grants/FundingThere’s been an initiative to go back to completed sites in other EPA regions to assess for climate resilience. When you remediate and revitalize you consider climate change projections, or just current conditions. For example, if hazardous soils are capped, considering flooding.CDPHECurrently CDPHE is looking at local conditions, if a property is located in a floodplain, it may be best case to remove materials out of the floodplain versus capping it in the spaceY
05.17.2023Grants/FundingWhat kind of local entities can apply for resiliency grantsDOLAWe are following EIAF guidelines - which includes local governments, municipalities, and special districtsY
05.17.2023Grants/FundingFor the climate resilience challenge, is there a max percentage that can go toward a consultant? DOLAFor planning grants, they can all go toward a consultant, and there is no max award set aside for planning grants. The project should be planned already if you are applying for an implementation grant, but may have a set aside for a consultant, but at this time not aware of a percentage for max percentage for consultantsY
05.17.2023Grants/FundingAre there any climate resiliency planning grants for developing green infrastructure or nature-based solutions?DOLAThese are a great initiative to have as part of the climate resilience challenge, as long as they have a climate mitigation component (reduce GHG emissions)Y
05.17.2023Grants/FundingIs there any acquisition funding to purchase sites to aid brownfield cleanup?CDPHEUnfortunately no funding is available for acquisition, depending on state of disrepair or contamination present, we encourage local community owner to highlight the impact to property value, property owner may donate the property, other communities have acquired through imminent domain, or the property owner has done a transfer of deed to the city
04.19.2023Grants/FundingDid you say that a FEMA approved HMP is adequate for much of this funding if our CWPP is over 10 years?DHSEM
04.19.2023Grants/FundingDoes FEMA have approved generator funding facilities for skilled nursing facilities?DHSEMCritical facilities do need to be identified in hazard mitigation plans at the local level, and funding is available for theseY
04.19.2023Grants/FundingWould facility infrastructure upgrades be available such as backup generators?DHSEMYes, however these tend to be considered lower priorities, thought these have been funded throughout the state Y
03.15.2023IIJAI am not certain if this is the place for this question or if it belongs in the IIJA Office Hours call later this week. In searching funding opportunities, my experience has been that many NOFOs do not specify anywhere that they are related to the IIJA. For example, WaterSmart under BOR...or the DOT Bus Facility grant due next month. Do we need to see some type of link to IIJA in order to assist our jurisdictions with these applications, or are all open to our work as regional grant navigators through the COGS?Beth LenzColleen should direct that question to the Recovery Office. The RGNS focus is supposed to be on IIJA/IRA Funding, per the training we attended on 2/28/23.Y
03.15.2023GrantsIs the Microgrid Implementation/Construction Grants open as well?CRONo, we plan to open the MCR implementation/construction grants in late spring/early summer.Y
02.15.2023MigrantsI'm curious about the intake/needs assessment for people who are choosing to stay. Can you give us a sense of what kind of info is being colleted, and what needs have been identified?CDLEVolunteers - link to help and assist:
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02.15.2023Migrantsis there anything I can do as just a Colorado citizen to support new americans in our state?CDLEYes, welcoming New Americans is a great step, just acting like a neighbor. You can also volunteer for the migrant influx here -
02.15.2023MigrantsWould you mind repeating the name of those non-profits? Curious to look into their work moreCDLEthe two Venezuelan led nonprofit organizations that the state has contracted with are Papagayo and VIVE Wellness. They were never in the migrant resettlement business, but have been fully committed since arrivals started coming in early December.Y
02.15.2023MigrantsI'm also wondering about temporary work visas. Is that a possibility for people who are interested in staying here locally?CDLEWe are advocating for this. It needs to be defined by DHS (Department of Homeland Security). Our role is advocacy - and the Govenor stand is to keep pushing to get these people legal work status.Y
02.15.2023MigrantsHow can interested local governments join in the federal advocacy efforts - or would that be unhelpful?CDPSWe recommend coordination with CML and CCI on the Federal communications and strategies. They will in turn work with the State to coordinate.Y
02.15.2023Grants / FundingDoes the direct pay for municipalities go directly to the municipality or does it go through the developer?DOLA - Christine Berg / Julia Masters
02.15.2023Grants / FundingAny idea when the affordable housing energy efficiency funding might become available?DOH
12/21/2022Will any of of the grants and funding be available for communities to purchase large equipment?CDOTInflation Reduction act - guidebook - it is a new bill and requirements will look like. The guide book does a nice job of giving the information on this.Y
12/21/2022Regarding the LATCF please go into some more detail why some are eligible and some are not. OEDIT Not every county is eligible - in the one pager why and exactly how that was calculated. John Swartout may be ble to explain that better. Every county that has public land are eligble. It was based on PELT, poverty level and what Treasury added on to the matrix. The counties that did not receive any moneies was because they had no public or federal lands.Y
11.16.2022Is there a date that fund 1281 will open for application? Is there a decision date? CDHSYes, our projected date is December 1st, that's our goal. By statute, we need to make the funding available by December 31st. Our mission is to have it started by December 1st but we will have a conference for 1281 in the days before that. With all this funding we want to get it out quickly but we want to make sure it gets out equitably, making sure it doesn't all go to one part of the state. We will have a threshold so we will only award to applicants that score above a certain point level. The deadline for the first round is January 15th. Will keep applications open so we can continue to get applications. If we end up giving all the money on the first round then people who missed will be out of luck. We anticipate that we won't. Y
11.16.2022Is there any funding under resiliency or other sources that can assist with local government facilities security updates? Cameras, controlled access, or other low-cost improvements for fire stations specifically. DHSEM
10.19.2022Is there a recurring webinar link for this series? DOLA
10.19.2022Is there a contact for the grants navigator program for COGS OEDIT Alyssa Dinberg is the contact for that and you can reach out to her directly. The Grants Navigator role is not up yet. Still negotiating contract. Y
10.19.2022Can you add me to the email list of the CCI webinar? OEDIT Alyssa Dinberg will send
09.21.2022We did not have any questions in the CHAT or Q&A for this meeting
08.17.2022Will the LOMA funds be first come first serve? DOLAYes it will. We will continue to accept all applications until all funds have been fully committedY
08.17.2022Can we provide access to the equity guide outside of google? DOLAWill include PDF link in the follow-up message to the group
08.17.2022What should we be doing for expired covid tests? CDPHEAll rapid tests are under FDA and have listed the lot number. Hold on for one to two month after expiration, after that they need to be thrown away. Y
08.17.2022How are grant applications reviewed for the workforce program described? OEDITThe grant application will be reviewed in the next month and the process is in development. As for demonstrating outcomes on scale programs, the legislation and recommendations were to base them on a strong evidence base. That will be part of the process, and the review will be put in place by a selection committee that will develop with the input of our steering committee. Will continue to look for feedback. Y
07.20.2022Alberto noted 21 com test sites open across the state through July; should we expect that additional sites will be closed after July 31? If so, when will the information on those site closures be shared - thank you!
07.20.2022Can you provide the link to the workforce innovation funding again? Thank you! , I think that it is also important to provide information for the Local Workforce Areas, who will be or have awarded Workforce Innovation Grant Funds:
07.20.2022Can you please paste the 2 websites in the from the prior slide.These will be delivered during the Local Government Coordination Call each month and recordings will be available on the Colorado Resiliency Office website:

Coordination with the Local Government Funding Guide:
07.20.2022Can you share the linlk to the soft launch IIJA website? Thanks!
07.20.2022Is the "Active Federal Funding Opportunities" spreadsheet searchable?
06.15.2022Summit - IAJAIs there information on registering for the Infrastructure Summit available?OEDITThe IIJA Summit will take place on July 11th in Glenwood Springs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will ask that you register to gives us an understanding of who plans to attends and we'll share the registration information with you this week.Y
06.15.2022ARP MeetingWill we need to re-register for these calls once they expand to include the ARP group?DOLAYou will continue to use your current Zoom registration link for this meeting - it will not change.Y
06.15.2022CDPHE - Press ReleasePost link to CDPHE press release on testing site changes?CDPHE
05.18.2022ARPAWill there eventually be a central location of BIL and ARPA funding programs and availability?DOLADOLA plans to keep this guide updated with ARPA and IIJA funding: DOLA Local Government Funding Guide -
05.18.2022GRANTS...with timing of when grants are open for application?DOLADOLA will work to include information about timing.Y
05.18.2022ARPAHas anyone addressed the question of legal presence and whether the use of ARPA funds requires confirmation that recipients of services confirm legal presence?We will follow-up and will get a response back to you.
05.18.2022ARPA$0 of the state's ARPA money was made available to support one of the main ARPA eligibility areas - water & wastewater infrastructure. Huge unforced error. Will CDPHE be prioritizing any BIL money for it, especially for economically disadvantaged municipalities, districts, and public not-for-profit systems?
05.18.2022Would it be possible to include local govt associations in the water/wastewater discussion?Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Intended Use Plan hearing by the CDPHE Water Quality Control Commission on funds for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater projects is June 13 at 9 am - clink link to register.
04.20.2022ARPA & BILWould it be possible to get a table with all ARPA & BIL legislation on one spreadsheet?OEDIT Recovery OfficeDOLA plans to keep the Local Government Funding Guide updates with Federal and State funding.Y
04.20.2022ARPAHas there been any progress on pushing ARPA funds our to Special Districts directly?OEDIT Recovery OfficeAt this time, we are unaware of a direct allocation of ARPA funds for special districtsY
03.16.2022Vaccine Sitesthe link the list of COVID test site anticipated closures coming soonCDPHE
01.19.2022MASKWill municipalities receive masks to distribute to their communities?CDPHE
01.19.2022MASKHow can additional municipal recreation centers become a distribution site for the masks through the state?CDPHE
01.19.2022MASKHas the mask distribution site list been updated?CDPHE
01.19.2022ARPAHow can I register for the ARPA Working Group meeting on Wed, Feb 2, 10am?DOLAThese American Rescue Plan Working Group meetings are the 1st Wed. of each month. You can send Anne Miller an email to be added to the calendar invite at You can also find meeting agendas and past meeting recordings on the DOLA website: (agenda's include the google meeting information at the bottom). Y
01.19.2022OEDITAfter the task forces release their recommendations, then what?OEDIT, Economic RecoveryI don't want to get out ahead of the legislative process but at a high level since the interim committees do not have bill writing authority, the reports will help navigate the decision process of carrying and writing bills as normal throughout the legislative session.Y
01.19.2022IIJAWhen will counties and municipalities begin to receive funds from the IIJA?Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Actit depends on what funds and if they are applying for them but any time between now and 2026 funds will continue to become available.Y
01.19.2022IIJASmall local governments don't really have the staff capacity to do the process and provide the information you are requesting regarding potential infrastructure funds.... how are you going to include communities with small staffs to benefit?Infrastructure Investment & Jobs ActIm not sure we have a complete answer to this question, but if im understanding it correctly, I think we'd like there to be a no wrong door approach to seeking input from local governments. Small governments may not have capacity to identify which funds can help, but I think there is a role the state can play either on a program level or in a greater space to help convene and coordinate going after IIJA fundsY
01.19.2022IIJAAny technical assistance available for grant writing and preparation?Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Actthis will depend on the program.Y
01.19.2022IIJAHas there been any thought given to working with regional COGs/EDDs to provide some of the support for smaller communities? Any such assistance would have to have admin dollars attached for those COGs/EDDsInfrastructure Investment & Jobs ActYeah, I love this idea and think that the feds are considering it as well.Y
01.19.2022IIJAWould love to tap in and make some great strides but capacity issues may limit it. Can funds be used for staff to coordinate for us little jurisdictions?Infrastructure Investment & Jobs ActWe'll have to take a look at the new guidebook that was released today but I'm hopeful. Again, this is more of a program-specific package than it is a "lump sum with admin funds formula"Y
01.19.2022IIJALillian - are you talking about hiring staff to create capacity?Infrastructure Investment & Jobs ActI think it will be a tall order to hire up staff capacity in many small municipalities, especially if it is only temporary. Will be looking to collaboration with the state.Y
12.15.2021COVIDAre the extra hospital beds in Pueblo the ones already in place with the FEMA team, or are these new hospital beds in addition?DPSBoth. We have federal teams at Parkview and we are adding state contracted staff to St. Mary Corwin.Y
12.15.2021CARES ACTDid anyone reference the new CARES guidance that came out today?DOLAGuidance related to CARES that I linked… gist is that “Treasury is now revising the guidance to provide that a cost associated with a necessary expenditure incurred due to the public health emergency shall be considered to have been incurred by December 31, 2021, if the recipient has incurred an obligation with respect to such cost by December 31, 2021.”
12.15.2021BroadbandHow do we find out more information about the work happening with the COVID Capital Projects Fund? Is there a website? How are requests accepted?Broadband OfficePlease contact Colorado Broadband Office and participate in the listening session and stakeholder groups. Please feel free to reach out directly as well-
12.15.2021Whatever capital funding as available for public librariesBroadband OfficeYes, some for Libraries - not construction of new buildings - but providing broadband to the current structure.Y
11.17.2021CDPHEWIth the COVID case numbers being so high, is the state looking at broader measures?CDPHEFrom our policy group, we are really trying to keep these decisions at the local level. We are not there yet with a more directed rule. We are engaged in setting up ways to help with local public health.Y
11.17.2021COVIDIs the 500 bed goal for ICU or general care beds?CDPHEThe goal is for accute care beds. We are looking at a variety of ways to do that - by opening wings, or other areas to add the beds. We do have staffing waivers to help with this. We are also looking at ways to get those out of the hospital - so they have a place to go, and get other places staffed to help with this option.Y
11.17.2021COVIDI tried to get a booster at King Soopers, and they wouldn't give it to me.CDPHEThe FDA is catching up to the State and making the boosters avaialbe to 18 and over, But, yes, some companies are following the rule of not giving the booster outside the CDC regulations. We are working with these places to get the boosters available to the larger demographic.Y
10.13.2021Local Government CallDid you decide that we can also shift these meetings to be interactive? Would be good to announce, if so. (And I sure hope they will be)DOLAWe are going to start experimenting with the Raise Hand feature in zoom, and we will unmute you if you'd like to make a comment. We will try that first as we try to manage many different objectives and balance everyone's time as well.Y
10.13.2021COVIDDo we know what % of cases are breakthrough and what % of cases are among unvaccinated?CDPHEAs of 10/12, 78% of those currently hospitalized are unvaccinated.Y
10.13.2021Special DistrictsCan special districts use the funds? Fire Districts will need it too.Attorney GeneralSpecial districts can reach out to their region, and as those regions are being put together, they can certainly requests funds from the 60% pot of money or the 20% that is going directly to local governments. You should get in touch with county commissioners now, as they are taking the lead, but then cities and municipalities will also be working on this.Y
10.13.2021OpioidAre regional committees typically created specifically for implementation of Opioid Settlement funds, or are they typically existing committees that also take this on?Attorney GeneralThey are created specifically for implementation of opioid settlement funds.Y
10.13.2021OpioidWill you please post link to website Heidi mentioned?Attorney GeneralHere is the presentation:
09.29.2021C-PACEDoes the C-PACE program fit into this for energy efficiency on commercial and government buildings?CEOActually C-PACE funding can be used for both commercial and government buildings. Generally our EPC program is a better option for publicly owned buildings.Y
09.29.2021C-PACEStill concerned about the lack of rural local government representation on the Energy Performance Standards Taskforce. Have you completed the one-pager you said was coming?CEOWe are working on it! Thanks for checking in.Y
09.29.2021Hybrid / Electric TransWhich program is best of Hybrid/EV fleet vehicles?CEOHere is a good resource for fleet transition:
09.29.2021Non EntitlementWhen did the email go out to non-entitlement governments?DLGIt went out mid September. Here is the link for the information -
09.15.2021COVIDIn our community (Fort Collins/Greeley), ICUs have been at or exceeding capacity for 2-3 weeks now. In a call just before this, a key challenge is that hospitals can't discharge those who need a lower level of care because there are no openings (for a variety of reasons). We really need the state to assist with mitigation plans for finding ways to expand those lower levels of care in order to decompress our hospitals. Another key concern is the time that it is taking to get testing results back.CDPHEThe north star of our response has always been to protect our hospitals from being overwhelmed. Currently, the Combined Hospital Transfer Center is activated and matching patients with beds. We are monitoring this system and can move to a higher level, moving patients longer distances as needed, if appropriate. Our team is also meeting with leaders of post-acute facilities, such as skilled nursing facilities, today, to discuss barriers to admitting patients from hospitals. We will then work with the entire system to break down these barriers, understanding that patient flow out of the hospitals is a critical component to our success. As for testing, we would need specific info on where testing times are getting longer, but our team is monitoring capacity at all state supported sites and adding capacity to prepare for further surges.Y
09.15.2021FundingAre elected officials eligible for premium pay through American Rescue Funds?DOLAPremium pay for essential works can be found in the US Treasury FAQ starting on page 26-27: also in the Interim Final Rule starting on page 12:
This information is available to help determine who is an essential worker.
09.01.2021HousingOur City is interested in exploring options other Colorado local governments have developed for dedicated funding to be put toward housing initiatives i.e. linkage fees, real estate transfer taxes etc - is there a contact in DOH we could discuss this with?DOH
08.18.2021RecoveryI understand that a legislator recently told a group that the Executive Committee of the Legislature would not be creating an Economic Recovery Committee working group that would include local governments (as had previously been announced). Can that be confirmed? How will municipalities, counties and special districts have access to the process to identify partnership opportunities?DOLAWe have certainly not heard that. There is an Economic Recovery Committee that is being organized, it just hasn't been solidified just yet. Starting today, our Chief Recovery Officer, Pat Meyers, will be joining the Governor and OSPB Director to start rolling out the economic information relative to the recovery to key stakeholders around the state. Pat Meyers it the main point of contact in relation to the creation of the committee.Y
08.18.2021FundingIs there an update on the third round of CVRF funding?DOLAThere is not a planned third round of CVRF funding. But if the question is about the reserve fund, right now we have a waiting list for those funds in the reserve. We have 52 applications in the pipeline. In order to do that, we need to have local governments deobligate the funds they are not going to be using. So we do have critical needs and expenses that have been incurred by your partners in local governments who are waiting to be able to get those funds. So just a reminder, if you do think there are funds that you are not going to be able to spend, please let us know so that we can deploy those out the communities that are waiting. We are hearing from communities that because of the surge of the Delta variant, they are looking at how to spend those remaining dollars. We are at 95% spent, so we are very close. Let us know if you need any help. We're happy to help you think that through.Y
08.18.2021SurveyCan you share information about the results of the local government survey?DOLAWe just received the results and got a lot of great anecdotal information. It appears everyone is still in their planning phases and trying to decide what is the best strategy and course of action for their funding and how to leverage and waiting to see exactly what is in the infrastructure bill. It will take us this week to compile it, and we will be happy to share it out.Y
08.18.2021COVIDCould you post the link to the rent mortgage program?DOLAPeople still apply for rental assistance the same way. The link for rental assistance can be found here:
Regarding the new rental assistance payment processing, we are just changing the way checks are cut. DOH is using starting this week. Property owners who are approved for payment will receive a unique link that will ask them to sign up in
08.04.2021BusinessCould a business that wants to invest in employee housing for its staff use any of these funds for that purpose?OEDITWorkforce housing would only be included in the Access to Capital programs if it was part of a capital investment on the same building that the business is located in, not as a separate project or at a separate site. Best rule of thumb is to talk to the lenders to make sure that it could be included in a larger project. There aren't specific workforce housing programs within OEDIT that are accessible to an individual business, and I believe Rick and Chantal referred to some of the other DOH programs (which I didn't catch during the call). However, at the community level, workforce housing can be considered in a Community Revitalization Grant Proposal but also requires other conditions; moreover, a local government or nonprofit would need to apply for that grant.Y
08.04.2021BusinessAre these Small Biz Access to Capital, Grants and Technical Assistance programs ones that the municipalities will apply for for their small biz community or that the biz should apply for themselves?OEDITThese are for the businesses to apply for directly. This is so you are aware and can refer them back to OEDIT and these resources. Sign up for OEDIT’s newsletter for funding updates -