El Paso County awards $10,381,441 to small businesses and nonprofits in second round of Regional Business Relief Fund grants

August 23, 2021 – El Paso County’s Economic Development Department awarded $10,381,441 in grants to 627 local small businesses and nonprofits as part of the second round of El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund grants. The program was initiated to provide tangible assistance to local businesses and nonprofits as they transition from relief to…

Emergency rental assistance available to El Paso County residents impacted by COVID-19

El Paso County, CO, July 19, 2021 – El Paso County residents can apply for rental assistance through the state-run Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). El Paso County partnered with the Colorado Division of Housing (DOH) to administer the program. The program provides assistance with rent and rental arrears to eligible tenants and landlords who…

El Paso County seeks volunteers for Planning Commission – Applications due July 30

El Paso County, CO, July 19, 2021 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Planning Commission. Applications are due by July 30, 2021. The Planning Commission is currently seeking one Associate member. The Planning Commission reviews planning petitions and makes recommendations to…

El Paso County Awarded Four 2021 NACo Achievement Awards

July 14, 2021 – El Paso County Commissioners and staff were in Washington D.C. for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Conference this week. Part of the conference festivities included an awards ceremony on July 11 for the 2021 NACo Achievement Awards, where El Paso County took home awards in four different categories. The following…

El Paso County Assessor Schleiker Announces Senior and Veteran Property Tax Exemption Funded for Tax Year 2021

June 22, 2021 – El Paso County Assessor Steve Schleiker has good news for local seniors and qualifying military veterans: the senior citizen and disabled veteran property tax exemption was funded for the tax year 2021, payable in 2022. The Colorado Constitution allows property tax exemptions for the primary residence of qualifying senior citizens and…