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Program Updates (April 2023)

Gov. Jared Polis, alongside the Department of Local Affairs, has proclaimed April 10-14, 2023, as National Community Development Week in Colorado. In 1986, National Community Development Week was created to bring nationwide attention to the Community Development Block Grant program through grassroots support. The main objective of the week is to provide education on the importance of this program, its impact, and the need for increased program funding. 

Project Spotlight: Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project

In 2021, the Division of Local Government was proud to support the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project with a $150,000 Rural Economic Development Initiative grant to the Southwest Colorado Council of Governments. The project is focused on documenting and regenerating the apple orchard industry in the four corners area through improved and effective agricultural practices, regional promotion of produce and products, and shared resources and facilities for apple growers to expand this important agricultural resource to the area.