Coronavirus Relief Fund (CVRF)



On May 18, 2020, Governor Polis signed Executive Order D2020 070, the CARES Act, to establish the Coronavirus Relief fund. On December 30, 2020, Governor Polis signed Executive Order D2020 295, amending the CARES Act, to extend the deadline for expenditure until December 31, 2021.

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 31, 2021.

Virtual Office Hours

Our CVRF team is hosting daily 1 hour time slots for open office hours via Google meet. You can join virtually or call to immediately connect with the CVRF staff. 
The schedule and call in information is below.
Monday: 10-11am
Tuesday: 2-3pm
Wednesday: 2-3pm
Thursday: 10-11am
Friday: 10-11am
Meeting ID to join virtually: 
Phone Numbers: (‪US) ‪+1 502-547-4003‬, PIN: ‪110 617 868#‬‬

Program Contact
Ernest Duff, CVRF Program Manager

Audrey Field, DOLA Financial Assistance Manager

Local Government CVRF Committee Meetings

LGCVRF Public Meeting Notice and Agenda Jan. 14, 2021
- Meeting Recording (01/17/2021)

LGCVRF Public Meeting Notice and Agenda Dec. 17, 2020
- Meeting Recording (12/17/2020)

LGCVRF Public Meeting Notice and Agenda Dec. 3, 2020
- Meeting Recording (12/3/2020)

LGCVRF Public Meeting Notice and Agenda Nov. 12, 2020
- Meeting Recording (11/12/2020)

LGCVRF Public Meeting Notice and Agenda Oct. 21, 2020
- Meeting Recording (10/21/2020)

LGCVRF Committee Public Meeting Notice, Sept. 17, 2020
Meeting Recording (9/17/2020)

LGCVRF Committee Public Meeting Notice, Sept. 3, 2020
- Meeting Recording (9/3/2020)

LGCVRF Committee Public Meeting Notice, July 16, 2020
Meeting Recording (7/16/2020)

CVRF Allocation Amounts

CVRF Reserve Funding Awards Round 1

CVRF Reserve Funding Awards Round 2

CVRF Allocations for Counties/Municipalities (updated 8/5/2020)

CVRF Allocations for Special Districts (updated 9/17/2020)

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 - $27,390,000

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



Updated Funding Period: March 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021

Reserve Fund application: October 1 through October 15, 2020

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



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 Access

To submit and application for the Reserve Fund, use the Grants portal below.   The CVRF Reserve set-aside is open to all counties, municipalities and eligible special districts. Requests for funds may be for any amount and must demonstrate need specific to the rating criteria. The Reserve Fund set-aside is a discretionary grant cycle and all applications will be rated using the rating criteria. Funding decisions are at the discretion of the DOLA executive director. 

Grants Portal

How to Request for Reimbursement

Example How to To Complete the CVRF Request for Reimbursement 

Requesting Reimbursement (video)

Reimbursement Instructions (printable)

Reimbursement Form (Download)

Portal Reimbursement Upload Instructions


Grants Instructional Videos

Creating a User Account

Opt-in Form for Counties and Municipalities

Opt-in Form for Special Districts

Requests to Access Projects

Completing W-9 and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) documents


Eligible Spending Resources

US Treasury Coronavirus Relief Fund Guidance (Jan 15, 2021)

LIVE question/answer log

Side-by-side for Payroll Eligibility

CVRF Eligible Spending Decision Tree

Non-Exclusive Examples of Ineligible Expenditures

Executive Summary

Capital Improvement 


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

FFATA Reporting Requirements - Instructional Video

FFATA Data Reporting Form



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.