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November Resiliency Conversation: Collaboration to Build Capacity

Collaboration can be a powerful tool for positive change, as well as building capacity, particularly in rural communities in Colorado. By bringing together diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, local businesses, and community members, we can pool resources, expertise, and ideas to address the unique challenges faced by rural areas.

October Resiliency Conversation: Storytelling for Resilience

The power of storytelling weaves a tapestry of resilience throughout the vast and diverse communities in Colorado. As communities grapple with the profound impacts of climate change, narratives of strength, adaptation, and unity emerge as guiding beacons. Through the art of storytelling, Coloradans share tales of overcoming adversity, forging alliances in the face of environmental challenges, and finding innovative solutions to ensure a sustainable future.

Public Safety Funding Opportunities at DLG

Did you know that DLG manages seven programs in our Public Safety Portfolio, providing over $20 million for a range of activities through local governments and local nonprofits? These activities include improving public facilities, supporting non-profit organizations, and enforcing marijuana regulations. 

Governor Polis has put forth ambitious strategies to help Colorado become one of the top ten safest states in the nation. The Division of Local Government (DLG) supports your local initiatives through various ongoing programs.

Marshall Fire Moving Forward - Funding & Resource Fair

Marshall ROC, the Colorado State Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), and more than 30 disaster recovery partners, funders, government agencies & municipalities, recovery navigators and nonprofit organizations are collaborating to present a community-wide event focused on providing the most up-to-date information on funding and all the recovery and rebuilding resources available to support you.

Big Ideas - Small Communities

2023 Small Communities Workshop

The Department of Local affairs 2023 Small Communities Workshop, takes place at the Larimer County Emergency Operations Center (4872 Endeavor Drive, Johnstown) on October 10-11. This workshop looks at important issues facing Colorado’s small communities and showcases how some are approaching them. The agenda is below, and you can register here.

July Resiliency Conversation: Community Collaboration

The Colorado Resiliency Office's (CRO) July "Resiliency Conversation" highlights the importance of collaboration to strengthen resilience. As part of the role of the CRO in raising awareness of resilience action happening across the state with partner agencies, we are are spotlighting the story of the Clement Park Inclusive Playground shared with us by our partners at Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Colorado Senators Hosting Federal Grant Webinars

Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are hosting two Federal Grant Webinars to review federal funding opportunities within the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These two workshops will bring together representatives from five federal agencies, providing cross-agency descriptions of funding and grants available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, as well as recommendations for successful grant applications. USDA Rural Development State Director Armando Valdez will be facilitating the sessions. 

The agencies included are the: