05.19.20

Gardner Welcomes $58,620 Grant from DOJ for Mesa County

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that Mesa County willreceive $58,620 in Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 from the Department of Justice delivered to Mesa County,” said Senator Gardner. “Defeating COVID-19 requires a unified effort among state, local, and federal levelofficials, and I will continue working with my colleagues to ensure Colorado has the resources we need to get through this pandemic.”

This funding was provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020 and comes in addition to the nearly $1.5 million and the $9.1 millionthe DOJ provided to Colorado last month.

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.