Rural Response, Recovery and Resilience (4R) Program
The Rural Response, Recovery and Resilience (4R) program is a focused collaboration of State agencies to provide targeted and immediate support for rural communities who are experiencing severe economic disruptions due to a loss of core industries, such as coal production or large industry closures.
DOLA, OEDIT, DNR, and CDLE, in collaboration with other State agencies work in tandem to facilitate the quick distribution of services and technical assistance to distressed communities. By streamlining the process of working with several State agencies at one time, communities are able to obtain services and technical assistance to recover more quickly.
Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) is responsible for the overall coordination and tracking between agencies and communities, engages in and/or facilitates strategic planning and resilience solutions, and, where appropriate, provides funding for projects to implement the plans and studies.
A pilot is being conducted in eight Colorado counties that are currently being impacted by a reduction in the production of extractive industries. While these pilot counties will be the emphasis of the program, other areas of rural Colorado remain eligible for assistance from 4R.