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…

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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…

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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,…

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El Paso County Economic Development Launches Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone Business Relief Fund

Economic Development, in coordination with local economic development partners, is pleased to launch the first community based, grant-funded program aimed at providing financial assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in the Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone (EZ). The Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone (EZ) Business Relief Fund is an avenue for the community to help small,…

El Paso County Adjusts In-Person Services Due to COVID-19

El Paso County government is still open for business, even as many in-person services will be modified to comply with orders and recommendations related to COVID-19. Those temporary changes will be outlined below. “We are open for business,” Commissioner Mark Waller stated. “We’re taking additional proactive, short-term steps to be available for essential public services…

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Volunteers Needed for El Paso County Community Development Advisory Board

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Community Development Advisory Board. Applications for the open position are due by August19, 2019. The Community Development Advisory Board is currently seeking one new member currently residing in and able to represent County Commissioner District 2.…