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.

 

 

Funding and Distribution 

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

 

CVRF Allocation Amounts

CVRF Reserve Funding Awards Round 1

CVRF Reserve Funding Awards Round 2

CVRF Reserve Funding Awards Round 3

CVRF Reserve Funding Awards Round 4

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

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

 

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. 

 

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

 

Federal Monitoring and Compliance Resources

Understanding, Tracking, and Avoiding Duplication of Benefits

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

CRF Supporting Documentation

 

 

Eligible Spending Resources

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

Guidance Revision Regarding Costs Incurred (December 14, 2021)

US Treasury Frequently Asked Questions (Oct. 19, 2020)

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

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

 

 

Contacts

Mitchell Craddock, CVRF Program Coordinator
303.815.7078 
mitchell.craddock@state.co.us

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


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.