05.06.20

Gardner Applauds $12.7 Million CDBG Grant for Colorado

Funds made available from the CARES Act in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado will receive an additional $12,765,120 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address public health, coronavirus, and housing and economic disruption needs.

“Communities all across Colorado are hurting right now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We must ensure all areas of our state have the resources they need to respond to this virus,” said Senator Gardner.“I’m pleased to see these funds awarded to Colorado to address the risk of COVID-19, and I will continue fighting to ensure Colorado receives the support we need to get through this crisis together.”

This funding is in addition to the $34 million Colorado received from HUD last month and was provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The funds are made available through HUD’s CDBG program to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.

You can read more about Senator Gardner’s actions to protect Coloradans from COVID-19 here.

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.