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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 and Resource Fair

Marshall ROC, the Colorado State Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), and more than 30 disaster recovery partners, funders, government agencies and 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.

September Resiliency Conversation: Extreme Heat

Extreme heat is the single largest cause of weather-related deaths in the U.S. over the last three decades. Read more about this month's resiliency conversation and what is happening in this space!

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.

Tuesday, October 10

5-7 p.m. Networking Reception

Lazy Dog Bar & Grill, 4801 Thompson Parkway, Johnstown

Wednesday, October 11

9-9:20 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

August Resiliency Conversation: Resiliency and Sustainability in Agriculture

Agriculture in Colorado contributes $47 billion annually to the state's economy and employs over 195,000 people. Agriculture and its place in the resiliency conversation is essential to the sustainability of Colorado’s financial, social, and environmental systems. Read more about this month’s resiliency conversation.

Impact Funds Leverage Other Opportunities

The Town of Ridgway, working through Space to Create Colorado and with Artspace, leveraged Energy Impact & Assistance Fund dollars with a variety of public and private resources to make a blend of affordability and creativity a reality.

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.

Agencies on the Road for Housing Discussions

Community Development Office staff will join Housing Colorado, the Division of Housing, and CHFA at meetings in the hopes of hearing from communities about needs, as well as to provide information on the Division of Local Government's More Housing Now and Land Use Initiative, Strong Communities, and Proposition 123.

The Colorado Division of Local Government

1313 Sherman Street
Suite 521
Denver, CO, 80203

Email: dola_dlg_helpdesk@state.co.us

Phone: 303-864-7720

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