Coronavirus Relief Fund (CVRF)

Covid19Virus

Purpose

On May 28, 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.
 
Schedule
Monday: 10-11am
Tuesday: 2-3pm
Wednesday: 2-3pm
Thursday: 10-11am
Friday: 10-11am
 
Meeting ID to join virtually: meet.google.com/orz-bovc-qcr 
Phone Numbers: (‪US) ‪+1 502-547-4003‬, PIN: ‪110 617 868#‬‬

Program Contact
Ernest Duff, CVRF Program Manager
303.824.9132
ernest.duff@state.co.us

Audrey Field, DOLA Financial Assistance Manager
303.864.7897
audrey.field@state.co.us

Local Government CVRF Committee Meetings

LGCVRF Public Meeting Notice and Agenda May 13, 2021
- Meeting Recording (05/13/21)

LGCVRF Public Meeting Notice and Agenda Apr. 8, 2021
- Meeting Recording (04/08/21)

LGCVRF Public Meeting Notice and Agenda Mar. 11, 2021
- Meeting Recording (03/11/2021)

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)

IRS Tax Information for CARES Act 

DOLA does not provide tax guidance, reach out to the IRS with additional questions.This document includes information links and phone numbers for the IRS.

IRS Tax Guidance for CARES Act

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

 

Timeframes

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

Reserve Fund application: Starting May 27, 2021 through June 30, 2021

 

Eligibility 

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 an 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. 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. For information on how to complete an application for funds, review the Opt-In Webinars posted below under Grants Instructional Videos.


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 Webinar For Counties and Municipalities

Opt-in Webinar 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 SAM.gov 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

 

Contact

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.