Governor Polis, COVID Relief Fund Announce Fourth Round of Grants
DENVER - Gov. Polis and the COVID Relief Fund today announced the fourth round of grants. This round of funding provided a total of $2.97 million to 145 community-based organizations serving Coloradans who are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Funds were distributed for this round in the Impact and Recovery priority areas.
“Though it may feel we are getting back to normal, it’s important to remember that we are far from it, and many Coloradans are still struggling,” said Governor Jared Polis. “I’m so proud of how Coloradans have stepped up to donate their time or money to help our communities. These important funds are going directly to organizations on the ground who are working to help those impacted by the virus. This is a difficult time for many people, but we have to remember that we will all get through this together.”
Of the total applications that were approved, $1.28 million was awarded to 63 organizations in the Impact priority area and $1.69 million was awarded to 82 organizations for Recovery. The Fund’s review committees and Decision and Allocation Committee engaged in a coordinated review process to ensure alignment with the Fund’s eligibility criteria and were informed by community data and insights from across Colorado to ensure grant awards are in service to the most acute needs of communities.
Through four rounds, 650 grants have been disbursed for a total of $14 million to organizations located in 58 counties and serving all 64 counties.