Commissioners Proclaim September as National Preparedness Month

September 15, 2020 – Today, at its regularly scheduled meeting, the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed September as National Preparedness month. The Commissioners, along with the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (PPROEM), recognized the ongoing need for citizens to be prepared for disasters such as wildfires, floods, blizzards or other…

Applications Are Now Open for the El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund Program

August 18, 2020 – At Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, El Paso County’s Department of Economic Development presented the El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund, a new local grant program just launched by the county. Grant applications are now open to local small businesses and nonprofits in El Paso County that have been…

El Paso County & Pikes Peak United Way Accepting Applications for Coronavirus Aid

August 5, 2020 — El Paso County government and Pikes Peak United Way are announcing non-profit organizations can now apply for Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding, which the non-profit organizations can subsequently distribute to county residents to help with certain COVID-19 expenses. Once area non-profit organizations receive the grant funding,…

State and local officials announce next steps regarding community mitigation strategies and variances

July 31, 2020 – El Paso County Public Health is partnering with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), El Paso County Board of Commissioners, City of Colorado Springs, and the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC to develop strategies to curb the spread of COVID-19. Over the past few months, CDPHE has…

County Offices Will Be Closed Friday in Observance of Independence Day

July 2, 2020 – In observance of Independence Day, all El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and county affiliated agencies, including El Paso County Public Health, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, CSU extension, the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the El Paso County Public Trustee will be closed Friday, July 3.…

El Paso County Releases First CARES Act Transparency Report

June 30, 2020 – El Paso County Controller Nikki Simmons delivered the first transparency report regarding how the County has used CARES Act funding. The transparency report given to the Board of County Commissioners will be updated and redistributed monthly. It is available online in both PDF and excel formats. During the meeting, Controller Simmons…