CDA: Colorado Conservation Districts Eligible for CARES Act Funds

BROOMFIELD, CO – Colorado’s Conservation Districts have 15 days to opt in for Coronavirus Relief Funding (CVRF), beginning today, May 29th, through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA).

As part of the federal CARES Act outlined under Title V, CVRF allows local governments to receive reimbursements for necessary expenditures that were not accounted for in the most recent local government budget and that were incurred as of March 1st due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Up to $275 million will be allocated to local governments across Colorado.

Applicants are required to supply affirmations of spending, reporting, monitoring, and other federal situations. Counties and municipalities are encouraged to collaborate on funding requests. To opt in for CVRF funding, districts must complete an application on DOLA’s website.

Please contact Nikki Brinson, Colorado State Conservation Board District Operations Manager, at nikki.brinson@state.co.us or 303-842-3108 with questions.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture exists to support the state’s agriculture industry and serve the people of Colorado through regulation, advocacy and education. Our mission is to strengthen and advance Colorado agriculture, promote a safe and high-quality food supply, protect consumers, and foster responsible stewardship of the environment and natural resources.

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By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.