Division of Local Government

The Department of Local Affairs Allocates Over $4.7M Into Economic Development Initiatives Across 26 Communities in Colorado

Since the passage of the statute, and the first stimulus supported grant cycle being awarded in October 2021, the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) has directly allocated $4,733,626 into supporting the economic development of existing communities across the state of Colorado. With 26 rural community-driven projects, these program dollars have demonstrated enhanced local economic impact through the positive outcomes in Colorado towns/cities and for their residents.

Colorado’s Main Street: Open for Business Grant Has Helped Local Businesses By Providing $6.7M to Towns Across The State

The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) received applications totaling more than $21M in requests. Of that $21M, $6.7M was used to fund proposed projects in 16 communities for 102 businesses, with 65 of these being small disadvantaged businesses enterprises (DBEs).

The Department of Local Affairs Will Hold a Public Hearing for the Marshall Fire and Straight Line Winds Event’s Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery

Following the devastating Marshall Fire and Straight Winds Event on December 30, 2021, the State of Colorado received an initial congressional allocation of Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs will be holding a Public Hearing to provide an overview of the Action Plan and to give the public opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Colorado Department of Local Affairs Awards More Than $18M In First Round of the Affordable Housing Development Incentives Grant Program

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), through the Division of Local Government (DLG), recently awarded more than $18M in funding across 13 counties in Colorado. These 14 Innovative Housing Opportunities Incentive (IHOI) grants will provide 1,872 additional housing units, providing housing for approximately 4,867 people.