Crow Helps Secure Nearly $980,000 in Federal Grants For CO-06 Cities and Counties
Today, Representative Jason Crow (CO-06) announced that cities and counties in the 6th district have been awarded nearly $980,000 in federal grants to assist in its effort to contain, mitigate the spread of, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding includes $580,000 for Aurora, $46,000 for Brighton, and $42,000 for Centennial as well as $153,000 for Adams County, $79,000 for Arapahoe County, and $79,000 for Douglas County. Pursuant to the CARES Act, a bill Rep. Crow helped pass in the House, the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program provides $850 million to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime pay, hazard pay, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses, and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.
“I’m proud to help our cities and counties access these critical federal funds during this crisis,” said Crow. “COVID-19 is the most pressing issue facing our communities in Colorado and while the road to recovery is long, these funds will be necessary to help keep critical services afloat. As we work to find a new normal, it is going to take all levels of government working together to get the job done.”