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SNAP Redeterminations Not Completed Will Delay Assistance

DHS wants to help families in need maintain eligibility for SNAP. As of Wednesday, Aug. 5, more than 2,000 SNAP recipients had files that were not complete and must take immediate action to submit documentation to receive benefits. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps feed families. The program experienced…

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El Paso County & Pikes Peak United Way Accepting Applications for Coronavirus Aid

August 5, 2020 — El Paso County government and Pikes Peak United Way are announcing non-profit organizations can now apply for Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding, which the non-profit organizations can subsequently distribute to county residents to help with certain COVID-19 expenses. Once area non-profit organizations receive the grant funding,…

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Community Services Announces Special Events for August & September

August 3, 2020 – The following Special Events are being hosted by El Paso County Community Services during the months of August and September. The public can register for any of the following classes and workshops here. Flow Patterns and Boat Races When: Saturday, August 15, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Where: Rainbow Falls Historic…

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State and local officials announce next steps regarding community mitigation strategies and variances

July 31, 2020 – El Paso County Public Health is partnering with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), El Paso County Board of Commissioners, City of Colorado Springs, and the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC to develop strategies to curb the spread of COVID-19. Over the past few months, CDPHE has…

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Colorado Department of Human Services Honors El Paso County

El Paso County DHS staff recognized for efforts to meet and surpass goals. The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) on Wednesday recognized El Paso County for 2019 C-Stat Distinguished Performance. The county’s outstanding performance efforts were tied to programs that help Coloradans, including helping more local families move toward a stronger economic future by keeping…

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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED: Hazard Mitigation Plan for El Paso County

July 30, 2020- The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (PPROEM) is updating the El Paso County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan and invites the public to provide input through August 15. The extended window for public comment allows residents to help guide efforts to identify, assess, and prioritize goals and actions for reducing the effects…