Coronavirus Relief Fund (CVRF)



On May 18, 2020, Governor Polis signed Executive Order D2020 070, the CARES Act, to establish the Coronavirus Relief fund. Through the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) this fund will reimburse costs to Counties, Municipalities and Special Districts for:

1. necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency (COVID-19 emergency); 

2. were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (the date of enactment of the CARES Act) for the State; and 

3. were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020.


Funding Availability

Total amount of funds available $275,000,000

Distribution to Counties and Municipalities - $219,120,000

Distribution to Special Districts - $27,390,000

Reserve - method of use pending collaboration with Fiscal Impact Funding working group - $27,390,000

DOLA administrative costs (.4%) - $1,100,000



Funding Period: March 1, 2020 - December 30, 2020

Opt-in Period: June 3 through July 7, 2020

Confirmation of Allocation: TBD



All Colorado counties, municipalities, and special districts with the exception of Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, El Paso and Jefferson Counties and the municipalities within those counties. 


Grants Portal Opt-In Form and Step-by-Step Instructions

To submit an opt-in form, use the Grants Portal below to set up an account, and complete and submit the Opt-in form for Coronavirus Relief Funds. 

Please review this flowchart before starting the opt-in process.

Grants Portal

Grants Portal Instructional Videos

Creating a User Account

Opt-in Form for Counties and Municipalities

Opt-in Form for Special Districts

Requests to Access Projects



US Treasury Coronavirus Relief Fund Guidance

US Treasury Frequently Asked Questions (July, 8 2020)

CVRF Eligible Spending Decision Tree

Non-Exclusive Examples of Ineligible Expenditures

Executive Summary

LIVE question/answer log


Federal Requirements

DUNS Number and Registration Video Training

The CARES Act - U.S. Dept. of Treasury

Learn more about Federal Funding and Grants

Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) Requirements: The Act

Uniform Guidance - Title 2 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR §25.100 - §25.360)

Single Audit - Title 2 Code of Federal Regulations (2 CFR § 200.102)

Single Audit Requirement - DOLA Instructional Video

Pass-Through Entities - Instructional Video



For questions and technical assistance please call Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government, Field Services Team’s Regional Manager for your region.