County budgets federal relief funds

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

County budgets federal relief funds

Posted By on Wed, May 27, 2020 at 1:00 AM

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The Board of El Paso County Commissioners were presented with an outline of how the county plans to spend its $125 million allocation of federal coronavirus relief funds. 

The county has elected to distribute $37.5 million of that funding to Colorado Springs and $2.42 million to Fountain, with smaller amounts to other municipal governments. El Paso County itself will keep $84.4 million, which must be spent by Dec. 30.

The largest chunk of the county’s portion — $14 million — will go to economic and workforce development efforts, including grants for businesses. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will receive $13.5 million, with smaller allocations going to other departments.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/epc-cares-budget

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