El Paso County Presents 2022 Preliminary Balanced Budget

October 6, 2021 – The El Paso County Financial Services Department presented the 2022 Preliminary Balanced Budget at the October 4, 2021 Board of County Commissioners meeting. El Paso County provides vital public services such as public health, public safety, and critical infrastructure. The preliminary budget aims to balance the competing needs of offering crucial…

El Paso County announces grant assistance for Chambers of Commerce, Business League and Non-lobbying Organizations

September 27, 2021 – El Paso County is currently accepting applications for its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to help local businesses and nonprofits recover from the economic hardships experienced by COVID-19. El Paso County dedicated ARPA recovery dollars to this initiative to enhance long-term, sustainable recovery in the region. The funding will provide…

Twenty years after 9/11, El Paso County Remembers

September 10, 2021 – It is difficult to comprehend that twenty years has passed. As the nation approaches this somber milestone of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, El Paso County honors the anniversary—and all the courage, commitment, sacrifice, loss, heartache, and pain associated with it—through remembrance. The El Paso Board of County Commissioners, just…

El Paso County Offices Closed Monday for Labor Day

September 2, 2020 – El Paso County administrative and elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies will be closed on Monday, September 6, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. The closure includes: Pikes Peak Workforce Center CSU Extension Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Office of the 4th Judicial District Attorney El Paso County…

El Paso County awards $10,381,441 to small businesses and nonprofits in second round of Regional Business Relief Fund grants

August 23, 2021 – El Paso County’s Economic Development Department awarded $10,381,441 in grants to 627 local small businesses and nonprofits as part of the second round of El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund grants. The program was initiated to provide tangible assistance to local businesses and nonprofits as they transition from relief to…

Emergency rental assistance available to El Paso County residents impacted by COVID-19

El Paso County, CO, July 19, 2021 – El Paso County residents can apply for rental assistance through the state-run Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). El Paso County partnered with the Colorado Division of Housing (DOH) to administer the program. The program provides assistance with rent and rental arrears to eligible tenants and landlords who…

El Paso County seeks volunteers for Planning Commission – Applications due July 30

El Paso County, CO, July 19, 2021 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Planning Commission. Applications are due by July 30, 2021. The Planning Commission is currently seeking one Associate member. The Planning Commission reviews planning petitions and makes recommendations to…

El Paso County Awarded Four 2021 NACo Achievement Awards

July 14, 2021 – El Paso County Commissioners and staff were in Washington D.C. for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Conference this week. Part of the conference festivities included an awards ceremony on July 11 for the 2021 NACo Achievement Awards, where El Paso County took home awards in four different categories. The following…

El Paso County Allocates American Rescue Plan Act Funds for Second Round of Small Business and Nonprofit Grants

June 29, 2021 – El Paso County continues its commitment to the long-term recovery of local small businesses and nonprofits with the allocation of American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funds for the second round of Regional Business Relief Fund grants. The Regional Business Relief Fund will provide tangible assistance to local businesses and nonprofits as…