Colorado Received Over $1.6 Billion in Federal Coronavirus Aid

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Governor Jared Polis has announced how he will spend just over $1.6 billion in federal coronavirus aid.

More than half will be directed to the state’s schools, colleges and universities. 

$500 million is slated to be transferred to local K-12 school districts and $450 million is earmarked for higher education. 

The governor is directing $275 million of the aid to local governments, some of which have been forced to furlough workers because of reduced tax revenues. 

Another $205 million will be set aside for the state’s response to the pandemic, including payroll to cover the cost of public safety, health care and human services workers. 

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