Updated 6:13 p.m.
Gov. Jared Polis has announced his COVID-19 Relief Fund will begin accepting applications for its sixth round of funding this week. Polis reiterated the criteria to be eligible for the money at Tuesday's coronavirus briefing.
"Community-based organizations in Colorado, helping renters, helping with healthcare, helping with daycare for kids, can get grants of up to $25,000," he said. "I visited several of the recipients of these grants ... across our state."
The fund has raised and dispersed over $16 million. The fund distributed its first grants in April. More than 700 statewide organizations and nonprofits, including school districts and religious organizations, received funding.
The governor also praised the recent efforts of Coloradans to better mind restrictions and best practices as cases started to grow in the state.
"It’s up to each and every one of us to make sure we are taking the steps to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community during this pandemic," Polis noted. "While it is welcomed news that cases are not increasing, we need to have the resolve to keep it up to have them start decreasing."
The Colorado Chamber of Commerce this week released a study that showed that, while many businesses have been allowed to have staff return to offices, the vast majority are still offering at least partial work-from-home options. Meanwhile, efforts to stop the spread increasingly center on preventing transmission in indoor spaces.
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