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Colorado Reports SNAP Notice Error

More than 17,000 households in Colorado that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits may have received a notice that they received zero benefits for the month of August due to an error in the state system. Additionally, separate notices were also sent that indicated households were receiving the maximum allotment allowed. The two state…

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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…

County Seal with text that reads "News Release - El Paso County Department of Human Services"

August is Child Support Awareness Month

Family support is critical for the well-being of children. “The Department of Human Services strives to help families become self-sufficient,” said Julie Krow, DHS executive director. “Child support is one way to make sure children have the financial support they need to thrive, and parents are engaged in their children’s lives.” National Child Support Awareness…

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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.…