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HUD Allocates over $450,000 to Community Development Block Grant Program for COVID-19 Response

August 31, 2020 – El Paso County Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is announcing an additional application cycle for the release of CDBG-CV funds. The application process opens Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The funds are intended to prevent, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $450,000 is being made available to local…

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Applications Are Now Open for the El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund Program

August 18, 2020 – At Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, El Paso County’s Department of Economic Development presented the El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund, a new local grant program just launched by the county. Grant applications are now open to local small businesses and nonprofits in El Paso County that have been…

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El Paso County Allocates Additional CARES Act Funds to Small Business and Nonprofit Grants

August 12, 2020 – El Paso County continues its commitment to local small businesses and nonprofits with a new multi-million-dollar Regional Business Relief Fund program, launching this week. This Fund will act as a competitive grant application process to assist our small businesses and nonprofits with business-related costs incurred due to the COVID-19 economic disruption.…

El Paso County Releases First CARES Act Transparency Report

June 30, 2020 – El Paso County Controller Nikki Simmons delivered the first transparency report regarding how the County has used CARES Act funding. The transparency report given to the Board of County Commissioners will be updated and redistributed monthly. It is available online in both PDF and excel formats. During the meeting, Controller Simmons…

El Paso County Economic Development Awards $900,000 in Grants to Small Businesses in the Enterprise Zone

El Paso County Economic Development awarded $900,000 in grants, impacting 128 small businesses as part of the Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone (EZ) Small Business Relief Fund. The goal of the community grant-funded program was to provide financial assistance to small businesses in the Enterprise Zone impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The grants were made…

County Commissioners Approve Resolution Supporting the Homestead Tax Exemption and More Funding Allocated for COVID-19 Response

At today’s meeting, County Commissioners voted unanimously to support a resolution sending a strong message to the state legislature to continue funding a property tax exemption for seniors and disabled veterans. Due to state budget shortfalls, the longstanding Senior and Disabled Homestead Tax Exemption is in trouble of being suspended. There are 27,000 seniors in…

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Vehicle Height Clearance Temporarily Changed at Section of Grinnell Boulevard and Fontaine Boulevard

Department of Public Works has temporarily adjusted the vehicle height allowance at the north and south section of Grinnell Boulevard from Fontaine Boulevard to Dean Street. Until further notice, only vehicles 12’6” and lower will be able to travel through that portion of the intersection. The temporary change was required after a traffic accident altered…

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Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone Business Relief Fund Gateway for Community to Support Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Economic Development will begin accepting applications on April 20 for its Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone (EZ) Small Business Relief Fund. The community based, grant-funded program provides financial assistance to small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 in the Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone. The Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone (EZ) Business Relief Fund will help small businesses,…