The Division of Local Government (DLG) created this comprehensive resource, which includes funding sources across all state agencies, to help local governments and nonprofit community organizations navigate the funding sources available through a variety of Federal and State programs. See the below instructions on use of this guide.
Disclaimer: This is not an exhaustive list and will be updated frequently as new information is available.
How to Use this Guide
The funding guide is a comprehensive list of statewide funding opportunities. Information on this table has been simplified to display just the information you see in the headers at the top of the table to make information more easily accessible and to make the table easier to navigate. To see more information or details about a specific funding program, click the hyperlink of the appropriate row under the “Program” header.
Above the table, you will see six different filter options. You can select as many of these as you would like to help narrow down your options. You can also type keywords into the “type to search” bar. You can also filter by clicking the vertical 3 dots above the table on the right-hand side and choose one of the “sort by” options of your preference. This is also where you can export selected data as well into an excel spreadsheet.
Local Government Coordination Call
This monthly call is a resource for COVID recovery for local governments and also has shifted to include a focus on assisting local communities in navigating available unprecedented funding opportunities. These include, but are not limited to, updates related to the American Rescue Plan Act, the Infrastructure Improvements and Jobs Act, as well as other forms of funding that are relevant to the local level. It takes place on the third Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. Topics vary based on current events, but always include updates from the Department of Local Affairs and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Register to be part of the local government coordination call.
State of Colorado Covid-19 Webpage
2020 Governor Polis Executive Orders
2020 Governor Polis Press Releases
2021 Tracker of Governor's Action on Bills
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) - Covid-19 Business Resources
Colorado Small Business Development Center Covid-19 Disaster Assistance
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Corona Virus Resources, including unemployment
Governor Polis’ Facebook page (with Covid-19 updates)
Colorado Dept of Health and Environment (CDPHE) - Covid-19 Webpage
COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses and Communities
Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) Programs and Funding
Office of Just Transition (CDLE)
Dept of Local Affairs (DOLA) - Covid Recovery Peer Exchange
Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) - American Rescue Plan and Non-Entitlement Units portal link
Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) - Bi-weekly Local Government Call Question and Answer
Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) - Register for Colorado Local Government Coordination Calls
Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) - Stimulus and Funding Programs
Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) - Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Fund Grant (EIAF)
Dept of Local Affairs (DOLA) - Housing
Dept of Local Affairs (DOLA) - Housing Relief Programs Dashboard
Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) - Renewable and Clean Energy Initiative
Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) - Rural Economic Development Initiative
United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development
United States Economic Development Administration
United States Government Finance Officers Association Covid-19 Resource Center
United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Colorado
United States Department of Treasury American Rescue Plan Guidelines