Press Releases

  • Thursday, June 4, 2020

    Governor Polis Announces $44 Million for Education in Federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Funds

    DENVER - Governor Polis today announced $44 million in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funding for school districts, schools, and institutions of higher education, and other education-related entities to address the impact of COVID-19. The majority of these funds will be utilized for grants to school districts, public schools, and public institutions of higher education serving high-needs students in order to help prevent and address the “COVID slide” and support innovation and equity.

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020

    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.
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    More than 800 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Members Committed to Support Colorado’s COVID-19 Response

    DENVER – Today, Governor Polis announced that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will mobilize more than 800 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members to support the State of Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The national service members will conduct contact tracing and other work important to helping Colorado reopen and getting people back to work. As the state increases COVID-19 testing and continues reopening in phases, tracing the contacts of each positive case will be key to containing the virus and keeping our economies open.
  • Sunday, May 31, 2020

    Governor Polis Takes Action to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

    DENVER - Governor Jared Polis took further action to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Polis signed Executive Order D 2020-089, extending the temporary suspension of certain statutes concerning taxpayer filing requirements for certain taxable property. The Governor also signed Executive Order D 2020-090, allowing food trucks to operate at rest areas to support the movement of commercial vehicle activities.
  • Sunday, May 31, 2020

    Governor Polis Statement on Demonstrations in Denver

    DENVER - Governor Jared Polis released the following statement: “Friday’s demonstrations against the senseless killing of George Floyd and far too many innocent black Americans before him began as a peaceful day time protest and unfortunately shifted into disorder late into the evening. It appears the disruptors that caused damage throughout the city were not necessarily the same peaceful protesters from the day time. Unfortunately, because of a few individuals who were more focused on causing unrest and damage rather than advocating for justice, people awoke to images of smashed out windows, graffiti, and the smell of tear gas. We are all filled with grief about the unjust murder of George Floyd and I stand ready to join hands with those hurting today as we peacefully work for justice. Today is a new day and it is my hope and the hope of all Coloradans that any future demonstrations remain peaceful. To those peacefully protesting at a safe social distance, know that I see you and I am listening. Mayor Hancock has requested the support of the National Guard to help keep people safe and prevent further destruction and I have granted that request.” The Governor authorized the Colorado National Guard to support the city and county of Denver with public safety activities through the weekend. This is a different mission and different guardsmen and women than National Guard’s COVID-19 mission support, and the work of other Guard units on the COVID-19 response continues uninterrupted.