Gardner Applauds Nearly $1.5 Million in DOJ Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado will receive a total of $1,485,018 in Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CESF program provides funding to assist states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus pandemic. This funding was provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. According to the DOJ, allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses, and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.

“I’m glad to see this important funding go to our communities in need, and I will continue fighting to ensure that Coloradans have the resources we need to get through this pandemic together,” said Senator Gardner.“We must keep working to provide our healthcare professionals and first responders with the support they need to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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

The following areas in Colorado will receive funding:

  • Denver Coronavirus Emergency Response – $1,359,020.00
  • City of Grand Junction Pandemic Response – $91,671.00
  • First Responder Protection From Virus Related Pandemics (City of Fountain) – $34,327.00


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.