Press Releases

  • Thursday, December 8, 2022

    Polis Administration Announces $5 Million Federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Planning Grant Awarded to Colorado

    DENVER - Today, the Polis administration announced that the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) is awarding Colorado over $5 million to prepare for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) funding program.  The BEAD program is the country’s largest-ever investment in broadband, and provides funding to build infrastructure and provide equitable opportunities through access to the internet. 
  • Thursday, December 8, 2022

    Saving Coloradans Money on Broadband: Polis Administration Announces $171 Million Broadband Project Grant from U.S. Treasury Capital Projects Fund

    DENVER - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury approved the Colorado Broadband Office’s (CBO) plan to spend $171 million from the American Rescue Plan's Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CPF) to connect more Colorado households to high-speed internet. The CPF grant will be used to connect 18,000 unserved households with reliable internet, fund fiber infrastructure projects to prepare for future internet needs, and support Colorado communities with the most urgent broadband needs. CPF and future federal broadband funding will be administered to subgrantee recipients through the Advance Colorado Broadband grant program in 2023.
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022

    Gov. Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

    DENVER — Today, Governor Jared Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff beginning at midnight on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, until midnight on Thursday, December 8, 2022, in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day as directed by President Biden. The flag will be at half-staff for the entire day on Wednesday.
  • Monday, December 5, 2022

    Saving People Money on Healthcare: Polis-Primavera Administration Submits Canadian Drug Importation Plan to the FDA

    DENVER  - Today, the Polis-Primavera administration and the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (Department) submitted Colorado’s proposal to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to import prescription drugs from Canada. The submission is the first step in requesting federal approval to operate Colorado’s Canadian Drug Importation Program, which aims to save Colorado consumers and employers an average of 65% on imported medications. The Department’s recent analysis shows that importation could result in $53 to $88 million in savings annually, depending on market adoption.
  • Friday, December 2, 2022

    Governor’s Mansion Decorated Shiny and Bright for Holiday Season, Public Tours Available for Coloradans 

    DENVER —  The Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion is decorated for the holiday season by Governor Polis’s staff and volunteers. The Governor’s team selects a theme for the thoughtfully designed decorations throughout each room of the mansion. The 2022 theme is a shiny and bright holiday.  The mansion's exterior is also decorated with lights for Coloradans to enjoy. 
  • Thursday, December 1, 2022

    Polis Administration Launches Innovative Grant Program to Connect Colorado Workers with New Opportunities  

    DENVER – Governor Polis and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced a new grant program: Opportunity Now Colorado. The grant program is designed to help communities across Colorado create and expand innovative workforce and talent development initiatives. The goal of the program is to help connect more Coloradans with in-demand, high-skill, high-wage occupations.
  • Thursday, December 1, 2022

    Governor Polis and CPW Announce New Rivian Electric Vehicle Chargers Now Available at CPW Parks

    COLORADO SPRINGS – Today, Governor Polis and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) announced more than a dozen new Rivian Waypoints electric vehicle chargers are now available at CPW parks. This announcement is part of the Polis administration’s phased plan to install Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers throughout the state. The Polis administration has committed to expanding electric vehicle access and infrastructure statewide to protect Colorado’s land and air quality.
  • Thursday, December 1, 2022

    Polis Administration Secures Asteroid Mining Company for Denver Expansion

    DENVER – Today, the Polis Administration and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced that space resources startup Karman+ has selected Denver for relocation from the Netherlands. The Karman+ team is working to enable the mining of near-earth asteroids for mineral resources that are carbon neutral and sustainable.