Boulder County COVID-19 status is at Level RED: “Severe Risk.” Learn more in English and Spanish. See graphic for details.

To report a Public Health order violation, complete this form. Questions about COVID & your business? Email covidbiz@bouldercounty.org.

COVID-19 Resources

Printables & Downloads

Covid-19 Resources

Important Phone Numbers

  • Boulder County Call Center
    (For general information about Boulder County services and COVID-19 questions)
    720-776-0822
  • Boulder County Housing Help Line
    303-441-1206
  • Boulder County Public Health
    303-441-1000

Evictions

The previous evictions moratorium put in place by Governor Jared Polis has expired, however under a new executive order the following applies:

  • Landlords must still provide 30 days’ notice of any default for non-payment of rent before initiating or filing action for forcible entry and detainer (eviction). During the 30-day period, tenants have the opportunity to “cure” any default for non-payment.
  • The state is ordered to work with landlords to implement “model rent payment agreements” to help people who can’t pay their rent because they’ve been impacted by financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  • Landlords also can’t charge late fees or penalties for any breach of the terms of a lease or rental agreement due to non-payment of rent that occurred between May 1 and June 13, 2020.

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office has issued guidance around evictions. See this guidance in English and Spanish.

As has been the case, during this challenging time landlords and tenants are strongly encouraged to enter into rent payment or rent delay agreements that work for both of them. Comprehensive information on housing supports during COVID-19 is available at www.boco.org/COVID-19Resources and www.boco.org/COVID-19Recursos. The Boulder County Housing Helpline (303-441-1206) is also in place to help people cover their housing costs or find ways to work with their landlords.

Income reduced? Take these actions now:

  1. If you can’t pay a bill on time, call the company. Many companies will work with you on a solution. See guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  2. If your income has been drastically reduced, apply for Colorado unemployment benefits. Learn more about the newly streamlined process to apply here. You can also contact Workforce Boulder County at 720-776-0822 for assistance applying for Unemployment (in English or Spanish).
  3. Access community resources and apply for public benefits. See more below and in other sections of this page.
  4. Avoid scams and offers of easy money. Never give your personal information or pay in response to an offer of help. See what the Federal Trade Commission has to say about this.

If you need assistance with expenses:

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)
Food assistance/food bank, financial assistance for utilities, rent or mortgage, health services, and much more for Boulder and the southern mountains. See flyers in English and Spanish. Phone: 303-442-3042.

Sister Carmen Community Center
Food assistance/food bank, financial assistance for utilities, rent or mortgage, health and transportation services, and much more for Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie.
303-665-4342

OUR Center
Food pantry, hot breakfasts & lunches, housing and rental assistance, basic health services, and more for residents of the St. Vrain Valley School District, including the northern mountains.
303-772-5529

Peak to Peak Alliance
Food assistance through pantries in Nederland, Ward, Lyons, and Allenspark, financial assistance for rent/mortgage, and other services and referrals with help from the Mountain Resource Liaisons.

Virtual Job Fair

Workforce Boulder County is hosting a virtual job fair with local employers who are currently hiring. The job fair has recently added new employers. To participate, create a Connecting Colorado Account and select Boulder County as a region of interest in their profile. Learn more and log on to participate in the job fair HERE.

Workforce Boulder County has an ongoing weekly online hiring event every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. Join the virtual hiring event via Zoom at: https://bit.ly/36lDE5y

Meeting ID: 858 8339 7779
Passcode: 964558

Join by phone at 346-248-7799 with meeting ID and passcode above.

Workforce Boulder County

Workforce Boulder County (WfBC) provides career services for job seekers and businesses, including veterans services and a young adult program. Due to COVID-19, their offices are closed until further notice. WfBC staff are still available remotely, please find updates on services in English and Spanish. WfBC staff can help monolingual Spanish speakers apply for Unemployment over the phone. Reach out to Workforce Boulder County in the following ways:

Employment First

If you have an appointment with Employment First, please call your Support Specialist at the number listed on your paperwork to reschedule.

State Employment Resources

OnwardCO.org

A response site that provides support for individuals in Colorado impacted by job loss by connecting folks to essential services, online training programs, and immediate employment opportunities.

Unemployment Insurance

For information about unemployment insurance and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment visit https://myui.coworkforce.com/Welcome or call:

  • Denver Metro: 303-318-9000/ Toll-Free: 1-800-388-5515
  • Denver Metro (in Spanish): 303-318-9333/ Toll-Free: 1-866-422-0402
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TTY) Denver Metro: 303-318-9016/ Toll Free: 1-800-894-7730\

Personal Finance Program

The Boulder County Personal Finance Program (PFP) is here to help you navigate financial uncertainty, including services such as:

  • Individualized financial capacity – priority payments and options during difficult times, gaining control of your money, ways to save, debt management, etc.
  • Mortgage questions and foreclosure intervention – reducing losses, understanding your options
  • Student loans and repayment programs – plans to fit your income, getting out of default, loan consolidation, loan forgiveness/deferment, credit impacts
  • The home buying process – home affordability and debt-to-income ratios, loan options, your credit score, purchase and down-payment assistance, etc.
  • Safe banking (see www.BankOnBoulderCounty.com) – connecting people with a bank account so they can receive their paychecks, unemployment benefits, and government stimulus money faster and safer, and finding banks that have accounts with very low monthly fees ($0 to $5)
  • Reverse mortgages – education and certificates

The PFP team offers both phone and virtual appointments to review your individual circumstance, talk about options and help you create a plan. All appointments are free and confidential, and Spanish-speaking coaches are available. Here’s how to reach us:

  • Request an appointment via the PFP web page (click on “Request an Appointment”)
  • call 720-564-2279 (option 1 for English and option 8 for Spanish) and leave a voicemail (call-backs within 48 hours), or
  • email PersonalFinance@BoulderCounty.org

COVID-19 has made it difficult for many in our community to cover the cost of their housing. There is some help available for both renters and landlords.

An order has been issued that temporarily halts evictions through the end of 2020 for people who lost income or had large medical expenses, but there are restrictions and it does not cancel or stop the build-up of owed rent that can be collected at the end of the order. In addition, renters must have done all they can to get government assistance for rent or housing to qualify for the eviction protection. See the fact sheet in English or Spanish for details.

Renters having trouble paying their rent due to COVID-19 and their landlords should do the following:

  • work together to create payment plans or agree on reduced rent plans
  • get free mediation help to communicate
  • get free legal assistance
  • seek financial assistance for renters (Emergency Housing Assistance Program, or EHAP) or landlords (Property Owner Preservation program, or POP)

The Boulder County Housing Helpline can help Boulder County renters and landlords navigate this process and find financial assistance for which they may qualify. Call 303-441-1206 and leave a detailed message. A Housing Specialist will return the call as soon as possible (due to high call volume, please allow three to five days).

Help, including financial assistance, may also be available through community non-profit organizations such as Sister Carmen Community Center in Lafayette, EFAA in Boulder, and OUR Center in Longmont.

If financial assistance is not available and mediation and other efforts fail, renters should then consider signing the declaration of eligibility for the evictions moratorium noted above. In Boulder County, landlords are also required to provide this information to tenants if they move to evict.

Have other questions about evictions? See detailed information in English or Spanish.

More specific guidance for both renters and landlords is below.

Here are resources and information for Boulder County Housing Authority residents and voucher holders.

Guidance for Renters

Step 1 – Work with Your Landlord

In these unprecedented times, it is important for landlords and tenants to work together to reach a compromise. Contact your landlord as soon as possible to discuss the financial realities and develop a plan that can work for both of you. Some options may include a payment plan, temporary rent reduction (if possible), substituting services for rent, or other creative solutions. Please be sure to document any agreement in writing.

Step 2 – Use Mediation or Legal Support (if needed)

  • Mediation services for Boulder, Gunbarrel, Nederland and surrounding area, Louisville, and Superior: City of Boulder Mediation Programhas expanded to serve all listed areas, and now has an online form for requesting services.
  • Mediation services for Longmont, Lafayette, Niwot and surrounding area, Lyons, and Allenspark: The City of Longmont Mediation Programhas expanded to serve all listed areas.
    • Phone: 303-651-8444
  • Boulder County Legal Services (click “Apply Online” at the top of the webpage) – provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals in Boulder County.
    • Phone: 303-449-7575
  • Boulder County Bar Associationhas created a free Virtual Legal Clinic for the many people affected by the current pandemic who may need attorney advice. To request legal help, click on the link and then register for the clinics under “For the Community”.

Step 3 – Apply for Rental Assistance

If you are not able to create a payment plan with your landlord and/or you are unable to reach agreement through mediation services or legal support, your household may qualify for a one-time payment to cover up to two partial or full months of rent.

  • Call the Housing Help Line: If you do not have children in your home or you otherwise do not qualify for Colorado Works/TANF, call 303-441-1206 and leave a detailed message. A Housing Specialist will then return your call in 1 to 2 business days (delays are due to high call volume at this time).
  • Or reach out to your local Family Resource Center: Each of the three agencies listed below is assisting their community members with rental and other financial assistance, along with immediate access to food and many other resources.
    • Emergency Family Assistance Association(EFAA): Financial assistance available for utilities, rent or mortgage assistance for Boulder and southern mountain residents. See flyers in Englishand Spanish.
    • OUR Center: Financial assistance, including rental and utility support available for residents of the St. Vrain Valley School District, including the northern mountains.
    • Sister Carmen Community Center: Financial assistance available for utilities, rent or mortgage support for residents of Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie.

In addition, we strongly encourage you to apply for food (SNAP) and child care assistance (CCAP), help with health coverage (Medicaid), and Unemployment benefits. See the other sections of this page for information or contact Boulder County Housing and Human Services via phone/text at 303-441-1069 or via email at hhscallcenter@bouldercounty.org.

Step 4 – Access Additional Services

  • We strongly encourage you to apply for food (SNAP) and child care assistance (CCAP), help with health coverage (Medicaid), and Unemployment benefits. See the Financial Assistancesection if you have exhausted all options and are concerned you will be unable to cover your rent due to the impacts of COVID-19. You can contact Boulder County Housing and Human Services via phone/text at 303-441-1069 or via email at hhscallcenter@bouldercounty.org.
  • Boulder County’s Personal Finance Programprovides free and confidential individual financial coaching, in English and Spanish, to households at all income levels.

Guidance for Landlords

Step 1 – Work with Your Tenant(s) and Lender(s)

Agencies, businesses, landlords, families and individuals need to collaborate and compromise to help our community stabilize during COVID-19. We encourage you to partner with your tenants to develop a plan that works for all. Some options may include a payment plan, temporary rent reduction (if possible), substituting services for rent, or other creative solutions.

Additional detailed information and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for tenants and landlords is available in the COVID-19 Rental, Evictions and Foreclosures FAQ, available in English and Spanish.

  • Property owners facing payment issues should contact their lender immediately. Communicating with the lender early gives everyone time to develop an alternative plan.
  • The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has enacted an “immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages” through the end of 2020.
  • Servicers of Fannie Mae- and Freddie Mac-backed loans are instructed to work with borrowers experiencing hardship related to COVID-19. This includes suspension of payment, creating forbearance plans, and loan modification. It is expected many other lenders will follow this same guidance.
  • The Boulder County Personal Finance program provides free counseling by trained homeownership counselors related to foreclosure, loan modification, and lender communications (BoulderCountyPFP.org).
  • Other help is available. Learn more on the Boulder County Covid-19 Resources for Businesses page.

Step 2 – Use Mediation or Legal Support (if needed)

  • Mediation services for Boulder, Gunbarrel, Nederland and surrounding area, Louisville, and Superior: City of Boulder Mediation Programhas expanded to serve all listed areas, and now has an online form for requesting services.
  • Mediation services for Longmont, Lafayette, Niwot and surrounding area, Lyons, and Allenspark: The City of Longmont Mediation Programhas expanded to serve all listed areas.
    • Phone: 303-651-8444
  • Boulder County Legal Services(click “Apply Online” at the top of the web page) – provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals in Boulder County
    • Phone: 303-449-7575
  • Boulder County Bar Associationhas created a free Virtual Legal Clinic for the many people affected by the current pandemic who may need attorney advice. To request legal help, click on the link and then register for the clinics under “For the Community”.

Step 3 – Get Financial Assistance

It is important to know that our community’s potential need for rental assistance far exceeds the available resources. Because we are unable to help all those struggling with covering their housing costs right now, our focus at this time is to help our lowest-income community members. As new information on state, federal, and other assistance become available, we will update this page. Please check back regularly.

Resources for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

COVID-19 Recovery Center (Boulder) – by referral only, no walk-ups

In March of 2020, in response to the first confirmed positive case, a coordinated team from the City of Boulder, the City of Longmont, and Boulder County, developed a plan and initiative to house individuals experiencing homelessness amid COVID-19 concerns through creating the COVID-19 Recovery Center (CRC) with a bed capacity of up to 30 individuals for single adults over the age of 18. The CRC incorporates housing vulnerable individuals who present symptomatic or have tested positive and are currently experiencing homelessness thus lacking the ability to comply with quarantine protocols. At the CRC, symptomatic or positive COVID-19 tested individuals can be in isolation for 10 to 14 days and monitored by the Medical Reserve Corp.

The CRC is not a walk-up service, and individuals must be screened through an existing shelter program.

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Service Updates

Longmont: Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement (HOPE) now has day shelter and showers available:

  • Journey location: Sunday through Wednesday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • FaithPoint location: Thursday through Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Coordinated Entry

Boulder: Individuals in Boulder needing any shelter service are strongly encouraged to contact Boulder Coordinated Entry at 303-579-4404.

Longmont: Individuals in Longmont should contact Coordinated Entry at 303-579-7364 between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

The 30th Street Severe Weather Shelter (SWS) in Boulder is open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. Individuals who have been health screened will be able to wash their hands and have access to restrooms and showers on a limited basis. The SWS has also extended nightly operations (capacity of 72) through April to meet current public health needs. Those experiencing homelessness who have been screened at shelter locations and are showing signs of illness will be transported to the COVID-19 Recovery Center (CRC).

Community members interested in volunteering at the CRC can visit www.bouldercolorado.gov/crc-training for information.

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs also has comprehensive information about housing resources for those affected by COVID-19 .

Domestic Violence Shelters

For some in our community, staying home is also not safe. Social and physical isolation can increase the risk of violence in a household where it already exists or there is potential for it. If a friend or neighbor is in trouble, what can you do? See this important information in English and Spanish.

See the Staying at Home During COVID-19 Resources for Survivors of Abuse flyers in English and Spanish.

You should call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence in Boulder has a shelter and conducts outreach for survivors of domestic violence. Reach them at 303-444-2424.

Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley in Longmont has a shelter and conducts outreach for survivors of domestic violence. Reach them at 303-772-4422.

Veteran Services

Boulder County Veteran Services develops and submits claims for benefits to the Department of Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, pension, death pension, medical benefits, burial benefits, insurance, education, home loans, records requests, and various benefits through other government agencies. BCVS is conducting all services and appointments remotely at this time. Contact the Veterans Services Offices at 303-441-3890 (Boulder) or 720-864-6663 (Longmont).

Boulder County, in accordance with the Fair Housing Act, prohibits discrimination in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, familial status or national origin. Reasonable accommodations and modifications may be requested to ensure equal access by people with disabilities to its programs and activities. To make a request, please call the Department of Housing and Human Services Call Center at 303/441-1000.

Unaccompanied Youth and Younger Adults (ages 12 to 24)

If you or someone you know is in need of navigation support, resources, and virtual case management or advocacy during these uncertain times, please reach out to Attention Homes. Attention Homes works with young people between the ages of 12 and 24 who are facing or experiencing homelessness. Their COVID-19 Resource Hotline is 720-282-1626.

Internet & Utilities

  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP): Assists low-income families and individuals with their heating costs (this program has been extended through August 2020).
  • Xcel Energy: Announced no shut-offs during the emergency. If you are having difficulty paying your bills, call 1-800-895-4999 to discuss with a representative the potential for a payment plan.
  • Comcast Internet Essentials: Offering 2 months free service (monthly fee of $9.95 monthly fee after first two months).
  • Xfinity: Find a hotspot and connect for free (requires Xfinity app on phone).

Income reduced? Take these actions now:

  1. If you can’t pay a bill on time, call the company. Many companies will work with you on a solution. See guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  2. If your income has been drastically reduced, apply for Colorado unemployment benefits.
  3. Access community resources and apply for public benefits. See more below and in other sections of this page.
  4. Avoid scams and offers of easy money. Never give your personal information or pay in response to an offer of help. See what the Federal Trade Commission has to say about this.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Colorado Works (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) provides qualifying families with cash assistance to strengthen their family’s economic and social stability.

Personal Finance Program

The Boulder County Personal Finance Program (PFP) is here to help you navigate financial uncertainty, including services such as:

  • Individualized financial capacity – priority payments and options during difficult times, gaining control of your money, ways to save, debt management, etc.
  • Mortgage questions and foreclosure intervention – reducing losses, understanding your options
  • Student loans and repayment programs – plans to fit your income, getting out of default, loan consolidation, loan forgiveness/deferment, credit impacts
  • The home buying process – home affordability and debt-to-income ratios, loan options, your credit score, purchase and down-payment assistance, etc.
  • Safe banking (see www.BankOnBoulderCounty.com) – connecting people with a bank account so they can receive their paychecks, unemployment benefits, and government stimulus money faster and safer, and finding banks that have accounts with very low monthly fees ($0 to $5)
  • Reverse mortgages – education and certificates

The PFP team offers both phone and virtual appointments to review your individual circumstance, talk about options and help you create a plan. All appointments are free and confidential, and Spanish-speaking coaches are available. Here’s how to reach us:

  • Request an appointment via the PFP web page (click on “Request an Appointment”)
  • call 720-564-2279 (option 1 for English and option 8 for Spanish) and leave a voicemail (call-backs within 48 hours), or
  • email PersonalFinance@BoulderCounty.org

Taxes

The federal and state income tax filing deadlines have been extended to July 15, 2020.

Student Loans

If you have federal student loans, required payments will automatically be suspended through September 30, 2020, and notifications about this should be going out soon. Interest on loans will also be paused during this time, and collections and garnishment of wages is suspended through September 30. If you are currently in the Public Student Loan Forgiveness program, these six months will count toward the 120 payments required before loan forgiveness.

Community Non-Profits

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA): Financial assistance available for utilities, rent or mortgage assistance for Boulder and southern mountain residents. See flyers in English and Spanish.

OUR Center: Housing and rental assistance available for residents of the St. Vrain Valley School District, including the northern mountains.

Sister Carmen Community Center: Housing and rental assistance available for residents of Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie.

Unemployment and Loans

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has information for workers and employers who are impacted by the Coronavirus.

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters.

Internet & Utilities

  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP): Assists low-income families and individuals with their heating costs (this program has been extended through August 2020).
  • Xcel Energy: Announced no shut-offs during the emergency. If you are having difficulty paying your bills, call 1-800-895-4999 to discuss with a representative the potential for a payment plan.
  • Comcast Internet Essentials: Offering 2 months free service (monthly fee of $9.95 monthly fee after first two months).
  • Xfinity: Find a hotspot and connect for free (requires Xfinity app on phone).

Veteran Services

Boulder County Veteran Services develops and submits claims for benefits to the Department of Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, pension, death pension, medical benefits, burial benefits, insurance, education, home loans, records requests, and various benefits through other government agencies. BCVS is conducting all services and appointments remotely at this time. Contact the Veterans Services Offices at 303-441-3890 (Boulder) or 720-864-6663 (Longmont).

Other Supports

Out Boulder County is offering one-time grants to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community members.

Child care availability is changing rapidly. If you’re unsure about your usual provider’s status, contact them directly.

The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (ECCBC) has a temporary system to connect families with licensed child care. Families who would like help finding licensed child care should fill out the appropriate form at the links below. Someone from ECCBC will respond within 48 business hours. Forms for families:

More information is available on the ECCBC website.

Boulder County Head Start

Boulder County Head Start (BCHS) promotes school readiness for children, ages three to five, in families with low income by offering educational, nutritional, health, social, and other services. Head Start programs enhance the social and cognitive development of children and actively engage families in their children’s learning so that children will be successful in kindergarten.

Beginning November 30, 2020, BCHS will move to limited in-person preschool services for currently enrolled families. Virtual services are available to all interested families who enroll. For more information or to enroll in Head Start programming:

Call/Llame: 720-564-2206
Email/Correo electrónico: hsenrollment@bouldercounty.org

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance to eligible low-income families who need child care benefits for children from birth to age 12. CCAP is currently accepting applications for new participants, and Boulder County CCAP parent fees have been waived for April, May, and June 2020. Learn more and apply for assistance here or reach out to CCAP@BoulderCounty.org.

Mental Health Resources for Infants & Children

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has an introduction to infant mental health.

The Mayo Health Clinic’s guide to infant mental health.

Demystifying Infant Mental Health–a guide for primary care providers.

Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child provides advice for adjusting to stress with children.

Zero to Three provides guidance for developing strong, caring and loving relationships to help deal with stress and trauma.

Tips for caring for young children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Talking to youth about coronavirus and guidance for supporting youth in isolation.

Local Resources/Referrals:

Colorado Crisis Line: 1-844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255

Community Resource Line: 211

Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health

Mental Health Partners: 303-443-8500

Kid Connects Warmline: 303-245-4418; provides early childhood mental health consultation services for early learning centers and for individual children in early learning environments

Community Infant Program: 303-661-0433; provides mental health services for children aged 0-3 and their primary caregivers

Nurse Family Partnership: 303-413-7500

Fussy Baby Network Colorado Warmline: 1-877-627-9227/

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)*

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP helps individuals and families buy food that is healthy and nutritious. Apply for SNAP through Colorado PEAK or through the MyCOBenefits mobile app (available on Google Play or the App Store).

Paper applications are also available. Please scan or take a clear picture of each page and email to imaging@bouldercounty.org.

For SNAP application assistance, call Hunger Free Colorado at 720-382-2920, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The State of Colorado also has comprehensive information on SNAP during COVID-19.

Colorado Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for Families with School-Aged Children

The Colorado Department of Human Services and Department of Education will be issuing Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefits to school-age children who would have received free or reduced-price meals during the time that schools have been closed for the 2019-2020 school year. This program will be available in July, in partnership with local school districts. See this link for more information.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC provides additional food assistance for eligible mothers who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a child up to five years of age.

SNAP and WIC Participants: Fresh Produce and Grocery Online Order and Pick-Up

To help keep people safe in our community, online grocery ordering and fee-free pickup is now available for SNAP recipients at all King Soopers stores and some Walmart Locations.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) EBT cards can be used to purchase SNAP-eligible foods at these locations:

  • King Soopers locations throughout Boulder County: See this link for details. When placing your pickup order, when you get to Payment Option choose “SNAP EBT at Pickup.” When you arrive at your pickup location, swipe your EBT card to complete the order (WIC is not accepted for online purchase and grocery pickup at this time).
  • Walmart locations in Longmont and Broomfield (this service is not currently available at the Lafayette location): See this link for details. Customers can order online, then select EBT Card as the payment method when checking out (minimum $30 purchase for pickup). When picking up the food, the Walmart associate will have the customer swipe his or her EBT card to pay for SNAP-eligible groceries. All items not SNAP-eligible will need to be charged to another credit/debit card or with cash. Please note: never give your EBT card Personal Identification Number (PIN) to anyone, either in person or over the phone. Walmart does not currently accept WIC for grocery pickup.
  • Amazon: See this link for details. SNAP EBT benefits can be used on Amazon.com groceries, Amazon Pantry, and Amazon Fresh. Delivery fees vary depending on the Amazon service and amount of purchase. Customers don’t have to be a Prime member to use SNAP EBT, although Prime members may receive free delivery on some items. When shopping online using Amazing, users can filter by SNAP-eligible items. Cash on an EBT Card cannot be used through Amazon. The user must have a different payment method to pay delivery fees and for non-SNAP-eligible items.

Bagged Fruit and Vegetables Pickup Available for SNAP and WIC Recipients at the Farmers Market

SNAP recipients are eligible to pick up $20 bags of fruit and vegetables using just $10 in SNAP benefits each Saturday between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont – participants must sign up in advance using the Boulder County Farmers Markets’ online form, and must place orders by 7:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the Saturday pickup date. A Boulder County Farmers Market representative will swipe the SNAP EBT card when the food bag is picked up.

WIC families can receive one box per market day by using a valid eWIC card when the food bag is picked up. Again, online ordering by 7:00 p.m. the Wednesday before pickup is required.

For more information, email foodaccess@bcfm.org or text 720-551-6052.

Here is a map of stores that accept SNAP.

Food Pantries

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) in Boulder: EFAA has shifted from grab-and-go food back to a Menu-Model. Visitors can choose the food items they want, while EFAA maintains a strict COVID-19 safety protocol (information in English and Spanish). Visit 1575 Yarmouth between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, and the last Saturday of the month from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for Boulder and southern mountain residents. See flyers in English and Spanish.

OUR Center in Longmont: Food pantry and grab-and-go hot lunches for residents of the St. Vrain Valley School District, including the northern mountains.

Harvest of Hope in Boulder: Food Services offered to anyone in need of food from the Pantry parking lot. For those with kitchens, services are offered Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.. For people without kitchens (or people experiencing homelessness), services are offered Monday through Friday from 12 to 2 p.m. We are offering as much choice as possible with the current circumstances, and are practicing safety protocols to minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19. Harvest of Hope is located at 2960 Valmont Rd. in Boulder, between the Circle K gas station and Modern Specialist auto shop.

Sister Carmen Community Center in Lafayette: Food bank distributing grab-and-go food bags for residents of Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie. Hours are Monday through Friday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Remain in your car and staff and volunteers will load food into your trunk or backseat. If these hours don’t work for you, please call 303-665-4342 to make other arrangements.

Community Food Share in Louisville: Serving residents of Boulder County and Broomfield County. Offering drive-through food distribution at their onsite pantry (schedule here). Families should remain in the car and staff or volunteers will load food into the car. Prepackaged boxes of food are also available through the Mobile Pantry program, visit this page for locations and an up-to-date schedule. New program participants do not need to worry about typical enrollment documentation/eligibility requirements (USDA programs excluded).

Nederland Food Pantry: Food Bank is closed for shopping. Boxes of food are available for pick-up every Saturday, and the first and last Thursdays of the month, from 10:00 am to noon, in the Nederland Community Center’s upper parking Lot.

Peak to Peak Alliance: Food assistance through pantries in Nederland, Ward, Lyons, and Allenspark, financial assistance for rent/mortgage, and other services and referrals with help from the Mountain Resource Liaisons.

Lyons Community Food Pantry: free curbside drive-through service for anyone in the greater Lyons area every Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. outside the Lyons Community Church, 350 W. Main Street.

St. John the Baptist Food Bank in Longmont: Hours of operation are Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m, and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In order to minimize contact, food boxes will be brought out to residents’ cars. An application and photo ID may be required. Call 303-678-1469.

Round Pantry in Longmont (Westview Presbyterian Church): Free food distributions on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. or until they run out of food. Shoppers will drive or walk up to receive standard prepacked boxes and bags of food. Enter from eastbound lane of 15th avenue. There is no parking in church lots. No ID or proof of address required.

Meal and Grocery Delivery

Boulder Meals on Wheels: Free prepared food delivered to your home.

Coal Creek Meals on Wheels (Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Superior): Free prepared food delivered to your home.

Cultivate’s Carry-Out Caravan: accepting new clients for grocery delivery service for members of the community who are 60 years and older and have difficulty accessing groceries on their own.

Via Mobility Services: Delivering groceries for passengers, waiving fares through end of April, increasing frequency of cleaning and sanitizing vehicles, trying to keep trips to one passenger at a time.

RTD Access-a-Ride: Delivering groceries to Access-a-Ride certified passengers, increasing frequency of cleaning buses.

Community Food Share: Prepackaged boxes of food are delivered to several outdoor locations through the Mobile Pantries program for individuals and families in need of food assistance. Visit the link for locations, eligibility, and an up-to-date schedule. New program participants do not need to worry about typical enrollment documentation/eligibility requirements (USDA programs excluded).

TNC – Uber: Providing disinfectants to drivers, delivering food “leave-at-door” via Uber Eats.

School Meal Distribution

Boulder Valley School District: BVSD is now able to serve free meals to any family with a child 18 years and younger; as young as an infant. BVSD no longer needs to verify student’s enrollment and will not require any information/ID/paperwork from you or anyone else picking up on your behalf.

BVSD will provide 14 meals (7 breakfasts and 7 lunches) for each child, and children do not need to be present for pick up. This Student Meal Program provides numerous food items, ingredients, and fresh produce. We’ve also begun including prepared food items like breakfast burritos, tamales, and other items–the specific items vary by week. When schools re-open for in-person learning, school meals (both breakfast and lunch) will continue to be free for all students. These changes in the USDA guidelines will be in place until at least the end of December 2020.

BVSD’s Student Meal Program: Every Monday* from 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.** Pick up locations:

. Meal kits are available to all community members and are free of charge. Pickup between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Sanchez Elementary School
  • Crestview Elementary School
  • Manhattan Middle School
  • Columbine Elementary School
  • Emerald Elementary School
  • Louisville Middle School
  • Nederland Middle-Senior High School (this site has morning, 9-11 a.m., pickup available only)

Free and Reduced Meal Applications:
Completing this application is very important this year, even though current Phase 1 learning is remote. Directions to apply are found here. Even if you have not qualified in the past, we encourage you to apply this year, especially if you have had a change in financial situation. If you need help with the F&R application please contact Lola Campos at: dolores.campos-herzf@bvsd.org

Families and individuals who unable to visit the pickup sites listed about should contact BVSD to schedule a food delivery.

**Please note that the Student Meal Program follows BVSD’s calendar, and when the district is closed for holidays on Mondays, the program is shifted to Tuesdays (This will happen on 9/8/2020).

St. Vrain Valley School District: SVSD will operate drive-through pick-up sites where student meals will be served from 11-12:30 Monday through Friday and a sack lunch and breakfast will be offered daily.

Meals will be offered at “no charge” for any child age 1-18, however families who qualify for free and reduced price lunch are still strongly encouraged to complete an application^.

SVVSD meal distribution locations:

  • Lyons High School
  • Hygiene Elementary School
  • Timberline PK-8
  • Centennial elementary School
  • Soaring Heights PK-8
  • Thunder Valley K-8
  • Northridge Elementary School
  • Altona Middle School
  • Erie Middle School
  • Alpine Middle School
  • Longmont Estates Elementary
  • Mountain View Elementary
  • Sunset Middle School
  • Soaring Heights PK-8
  • Frederick High School
  • Mead Middle School
  • Niwot High School
  • Burlington Elementary
  • River Valley Community
  • Eagle Crest Community

^Student’s meal applications will expire on August 31 from last year. Families will need to complete a new application for this school year. Families may complete a new application at https://www.myschoolapps.com for this school year. If you have questions about the application process contact Sandra Melara at melara_sandra@svvsd.org.

Families who unable to visit the pickup sites listed about should contact SVVSD to schedule a food delivery.

*In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Please note: Do not call 911 if you are seeking general medical advice or wish to be tested for COVID-19. If you have COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), unless you are having trouble breathing call your health care provider before going to the doctor’s office or hospital. Consider a telehealth visit or nurseline advice before seeking in-person care. Ask your primary care provider if they offer telehealth visits, or call one of Colorado’s nurselines. You can find a list of nurselines on the state health department’s website.

Visit the Clinica (303-650-4460) or Salud Family Health Centers (303-697-2583) web pages for information on health services for low-income and uninsured residents during this time.

Emergency Medicaid is available for everyone in Colorado who does not have health insurance and cannot afford health care. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have a positive diagnosis and are either undocumented or uninsured, you can enroll in Emergency Medicaid at any emergency room.

You can also visit covid19.colorado.gov or call 303-389-1687 if you have general questions about COVID-19. Also see the Boulder County Public Health COVID-19 information and guidance page at www.boco.org/COVID-19.

Health First Colorado (Medicaid) and Connect for Health Colorado

Health coverage is more important than ever. Anyone who has had a reduction in income or who has lost health insurance due to a job loss may be eligible for free, low-cost or subsidized health insurance.

To apply on your own:

  • For free or low-cost coverage through Health First Colorado (Medicaid) or Child Health Plan Plus go to Colorado PEAK or MyCOBenefits (available on Google Play or the App Store).
  • For financial assistance for private health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado go to ConnectforHealthCO.com or contact the customer care center at 855-752-6749.
  • Paper applications are also available. Please scan or take a clear photo of each page and email to imaging@bouldercounty.org

English Application

Spanish Application

To apply with help:

  • Contact Boulder County’s Health Coverage Guides for free and unbiased assistance (email healthcoverage@bouldercounty.org) or complete the form at the bottom of this page and we will contact you.

If you already have Health First Colorado (Medicaid), you can find a Medicaid provider at www.healthfirstcolorado.com/find-doctors. Medicaid will cover emergency care for COVID-19 for undocumented individuals and will do so retroactively (up to 90 days prior).

If you need assistance related to Medicaid, contact the Colorado Community Health Alliance, HealthTeam@CCHAcares.com, 303-256-1717 or toll free at 1-855-627-4685.

To find a free or income-based doctor, visit www.freeclinics.com.

Mental Health Supports

Mental Health Partners
Mental health and addiction recovery services are available for Mental Health Partners (MHP) clients and community members. Clinicians are operating remotely at this time. Individual clinicians will contact patients for appointments and changes. See the MHP flyer in English and Spanish for details.

National Helpline
Treatment referrals and information is available 24/7 at 1-800-662-HELP.

Substance Abuse Supports & Services

The Boulder County Substance Use Advisory Group created a resource database of services and supports for community members.

The Recovery Village is offering one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and various online services virtually with a licensed professional, improving their chances of a successful recovery.

Veteran Services

Boulder County Veteran Services develops and submits claims for benefits to the Department of Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, pension, death pension, medical benefits, burial benefits, insurance, education, home loans, records requests, and various benefits through other government agencies. BCVS is conducting all services and appointments remotely at this time. Contact the Veterans Services Offices at 303-441-3890 (Boulder) or 720-864-6663 (Longmont).

Mental Health Supports

Quick guides to mental health resources in our community are available here in English and here in Spanish.

See this helpful ongoing blog from Lori Kleinman, PhD, COVID-19: Managing the Mental Mayhem.

Mental Health Partners
Mental health and addiction recovery services are available for Mental Health Partners (MHP) clients and community members. Clinicians are operating remotely at this time. Individual clinicians will contact patients for appointments and changes. See the MHP flyer in English and Spanish for details.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers strategies for parents experiencing stress due to coronavirus.

Talk to your children about COVID-19, learn at home, make a schedule that works for your family, and more. See 10 Tips for Parents and Children, in English and Spanish.

Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers is a virtual team of Mental Health Partner’s providers who are available on Facebook to connect to the community. Community Health Workers are available to share resources, connect people to resources, and share helpful tips. The team’s expertise includes housing, veteran affairs, and Latinx communities. Connect to Community Health workers on Facebook or through the Mental Health Partners website.

Get tips on how to maintain your mental wellness during COVID-19.

National Helpline
Treatment referrals and information is available 24/7 at 1-800-662-HELP.

Suicide Prevention

Infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19, as well as other public health events, can cause emotional distress and anxiety. Feeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed or powerless is common during an infectious disease outbreak, especially in the face of a virus with which the general public may be unfamiliar. These feelings of distress and anxiety can occur even if you are not at high risk of getting sick.

The Suicide Prevention Hotline has people available to provide free and confidential support 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8355. See their website for additional supports.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals at 1-800-273-8255.

Colorado Suicide Prevention
Need help now? Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255), text TALK to 38255, or access chat via www.coloradocrisisservices.org. Help and hope are available 24/7.

Other Supports

Crisis Text Line
Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

The Trevor Project
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Trans Lifeline
Dial 1-877-565-8860. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.

The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

Substance Use Services & Addiction Supports

The Boulder County Substance Use Advisory Group created a resource database of services and supports for community members.

Medication Assisted Treatment Support: MAT Providers

CeDar at 5495 Arapahoe Ave., Ste 101-a Boulder, CO 80303
Call to schedule intake: 720-848-3000 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Denver Recovery Group (DRG) at 5330 Manhattan Circle, Unit H Boulder, CO 80303
Call for intake appt: 720-536-5571 Monday -Friday 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Can call Colfax location at 303-953- 2299 until 4 p.m. to coordinate an intake at the Boulder clinic

Front Range Clinic at 4720 Table Mesa Dr. #B-100 Boulder, CO 80303
Call for intake appt: 720-476-7957 Mon, Tue, Thurs 9 am – 3:30 pm

Mental Health Partners (MHP) 3180 Airport Road
Boulder, CO 80301
Call to schedule intake appt: 303-245-4468. Leave a voicemail anytime to receive a callback to schedule assessment

BHG at 850 23rd Ave. Unit A Longmont, CO 80501
Call to schedule an appt: 303-245-0123 between 5 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Or, call our intake call center any time at 844-535-7291.
BHG offers individual and group counseling, case management, and employment support along with medication assisted treatment.

Front Range Clinic at 1308 Vivian St. Longmont, CO 80501
Call to schedule intake appt: 303-834-8809 Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tues from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Substance Use Supports

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are both doing online groups and by phone.

Alcoholics Anonymous
AA hotline 303-447- 8201

Narcotics Anonymous
Call 818.773.9999 x771

The Pheonix Sober Active Community
Holding classes virtually.

Boulder County’s Substance Abuse Intervention Program
Conducting online classes (there is a cost associated with the program).

Needle Exchange at the Following Locations:

Mental Health Partners on Airport Road in Boulder operating 24/7 -Boulder County AIDS Project operating daily 2-5 p.m. Phone-in requests at 303- 444-6121 and will meet clients at the door for pick up.

Longmont Hub at 515 Coffman staffed on Wednesdays 10:30-4:30 p.m. Phone-in requests Mondays at 303-678-6166 and will meet clients at the door for pick up on Wednesdays.

Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect

For some in our community, staying home is also not safe.

This is a stressful time for all of us. The uncertainty created by the COVID-19 public health emergency combined with social isolation, reduced access to employment and food, and in some cases lack of child care, is difficult for many families and individuals to endure. Please reach out to your family, friends, and neighbors by phone or video during this time, and help ensure they feel supported. Consider leaving food on neighbors’ doorsteps or connecting them with supports and services they may not know exist.

We also recognize that for some families and individuals, the difficulties are too much to handle. The Boulder County Abuse and Neglect Hotline is available 24 hours a day, every day, at 303-441-1309. We respond to concerns around potential abuse and neglect by working with families and individuals to understand their challenges and -in many cases- connecting them with supports they may need. The safety of children and at-risk adults is a top priority for us. Anyone witnessing a child or at-risk adult in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.

Domestic Violence

Social and physical isolation can increase the risk of violence in a household where it already exists or there is potential for it. If a friend or neighbor is in trouble, what can you do? See this important information in English and Spanish.

See the Staying at Home During COVID-19 Resources for Survivors of Abuse flyers in English and Spanish.

You should call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence in Boulder has a shelter and conducts outreach for survivors of domestic violence. Reach them at 303-444-2424.

Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley in Longmont has a shelter and conducts outreach for survivors of domestic violence. Reach them at 303-772-4422.

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging

Area Agency on Aging is offering services remotely. Meal services are no longer site-based. For more information, call 303-441-4995.

Information, Referral, or Resources
These connections include all of Boulder County, including mountain and rural communities.

Healthy Aging Programs

Medicare Counseling
Medicare Basics information will soon be available online.

Caregiver Programs

Veterans Services Officer

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

General Office Inquiries

Nutrition Resources
General inquiries regarding nutrition programs and meal deliveries.

All older adults seeking help getting nutritious food can call Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado at 1-844-265-2372.

Meal and Grocery Delivery

Boulder Meals on Wheels: Free prepared food delivered to your home.

Coal Creek Meals on Wheels (Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Superior): Free prepared food delivered to your home.

Cultivate’s Carry-Out Caravan: accepting new clients for grocery delivery service for members of the community who are 60 years and older and have difficulty accessing groceries on their own.

Via Mobility Services: Delivering groceries for passengers, waiving fares through end of April, increasing frequency of cleaning and sanitizing vehicles, trying to keep trips to one passenger at a time.

RTD Access-a-Ride: Delivering groceries to Access-a-Ride certified passengers, increasing frequency of cleaning buses.

Community Food Share: Prepackaged boxes of food are delivered to several outdoor locations through the Mobile Pantries program for individuals and families in need of food assistance. Visit the link for locations, eligibility, and an up-to-date schedule. New program participants do not need to worry about typical enrollment documentation/eligibility requirements (USDA programs excluded).

TNC – Uber: Providing disinfectants to drivers, delivering food “leave-at-door” via Uber Eats.

Grocery Shopping Hours for Older Adults

Boulder County stores have set aside shopping during morning hours for older or vulnerable adults. Be sure to call or double check the hours at your specific store before visiting.

Alfalfa’s
Daily, 7-8 a.m.

Costco
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m.

King Scoopers
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 7-8 a.m.

Natural Grocers
Sundays (older adults, pregnant women, people living with underlying medical conditions), 9-10 a.m.

Safeway
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 a.m.

Target
Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m.

Whole Foods
Daily, 7-8 a.m.

Walmart
Tuesdays, 6-7 a.m.

Veteran Services

Boulder County Veteran Services develops and submits claims for benefits to the Department of Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, pension, death pension, medical benefits, burial benefits, insurance, education, home loans, records requests, and various benefits through other government agencies. BCVS is conducting all services and appointments remotely at this time. Contact the Veterans Services Offices at 303-441-3890 (Boulder) or 720-864-6663 (Longmont).

Virtual Peer Support Groups for Youth

The Center for People with Disabilities is hosting weekly peer support groups for youth between the ages of 14 and 24 to talk with each other, share, learn, and socialize. The gatherings – via Google Hangouts – are held each Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. There is also an option to join the discussions by phone. For information, see the CPWD flyer.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Association for Community Living (ACL) provides individual and systems advocacy to people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in Boulder County. ACL is currently working remotely and through virtual meetings. Parenting groups are meeting virtually and are currently closed to new participants. More information about ACL activities is available at www.aclboulder.org.

ACL can be reached by phone at 303-527-0888. Information specific to individual advocacy can be found at https://www.aclboulder.org/individual-advocacy.

Veteran Services

Boulder County Veteran Services develops and submits claims for benefits to the Department of Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, pension, death pension, medical benefits, burial benefits, insurance, education, home loans, records requests, and various benefits through other government agencies. BCVS is conducting all services and appointments remotely at this time. Contact the Veterans Services Offices at 303-441-3890 (Boulder) or 720-864-6663 (Longmont).

Resources for Businesses

Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA), the Colorado Restaurant Foundation, and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, which will provide funds to restaurants to winterize patio space for outdoor dining.

Grant funds can be used toward design, construction, applicable fees and supplies like tents, heaters, etc. Grants will be distributed through the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.

Boulder County has transitioned to the State of Colorado’s Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors phase of COVID-19 response. Coloradans are no longer ordered to stay home but are strongly advised to do so. Critical businesses are open and non-critical businesses are operating with restrictions. Both the State of Colorado and Boulder County requires face coverings to be worn by anyone over the age of 12 when in public anywhere and physical distancing (at least six feet distance between yourself and others not in your household) is not possible. There are some exceptions. See the link for details. Much of Colorado is now open with restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect those at highest risk for severe illness.

Congress has passed and the president has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This legislation extends some economic relief to businesses through tax credits and loans, much of this through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which provides federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters.

See the Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act.

The Boulder County Treasurers Office has been authorized to suspend or waive delinquent interest that may accrue as a result of delinquent tax payments for 30 days. See details here.

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act has been passed into law. It is an attempt to address concerns expressed by the small business community around the Paycheck Protection Program. This article contains details.

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. See the fact sheet and the list of participating lending institutions in Boulder County.

All loan terms will be the same for everyone.
The loan amounts will be forgiven as long as:

  • The loan proceeds are used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent, and
  • utility costs over the 8 week period after the loan is made; and
  • employee and compensation levels are maintained.

Payroll costs are capped at $100,000 on an annualized basis for each employee. Due to likely high subscription, it is anticipated that not more than 25% of the forgiven amount may be for non-payroll costs.

The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade has a comprehensive list of COVID-19-related resources for businesses.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has information for workers and employers who are impacted by the Coronavirus.

The Boulder Small Business Development Center is providing resources and information for small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Colorado Small Business Development Center is also providing resources and information for local businesses. Landlords may qualify for supports.

Workforce Boulder County

Workforce Boulder County (WfBC) provides career services for job seekers and businesses, including veterans services and a young adult program. Due to COVID-19, their offices are closed until further notice and workshops scheduled for April have been canceled. WfBC staff are still available remotely. Please reach out in the following ways:

Donate

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) provides food assistance, financial assistance for utilities, rent or mortgage, health services, and much more for Boulder and the southern mountain. A donation today will help EFAA provide hundreds of grab-and go-food bags every week to individuals and families, as well as distribute emergency financial assistance for housing, utilities, and medical care to members of our community impacted by COVID-19.

Sister Carmen Community Center provides food assistance, financial assistance for utilities, rent or mortgage, health and transportation services, and much more for Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie. A $75 donation provides groceries for a family for a week; $500 provides 2 months of utilities for a family; $800 keeps a family housed for one month. Donations made through ColoradoGives.org allow Sister Carmen to receive a special nonprofit gift processing rate that helps them keep their costs low.

Outreach United Resource Center (OUR Center) is in response mode due to COVID-19. Emergency relief funds will provide groceries, meals, and other assistance to help families through this crisis and unforeseen economic challenges. OUR Center is committed to serving the St. Vrain Valley community with essential needs; however, the way they provide those services will temporarily look different. Funds will provide additional homelessness prevention, purchase of groceries to meet increasing needs, and staff salaries who are experiencing a rapid change in their job duties. Aspen Center, OUR Center’s preschool, is closed for two weeks and this has a ripple effect on both families and teachers.
To Donate directly to the OUR Center with a credit card click here.

Community Food Share provides fresh, nutritious food to local partners and through its onsite and mobile pantries. Every dollar donated turns into three meals because CFS leverages local and national food donor relationships, negotiates significant savings on produce and protein purchases, engages a volunteer corps of 6,200 people and collaborates with a strong network of community partners. Donate directly here.

The Community Foundation has established the COVID-19 Response Fund Boulder County to ensure essential services for community members who find themselves at the intersection of being most vulnerable to the virus and most impacted by inequity.

Volunteer

Help those affected by volunteering or donating with HelpColoradoNow.com.

Clinical volunteers are needed for the Boulder County Medical Reserve Corps.

Local Organizations in Need

  • Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley. We continue to serve up to 160 clients each night, amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, who would otherwise have no place to stay. We have shifted to providing sack breakfast and dinner meals in effort to ensure safe delivery without the use of our regular volunteers and to permit as much “social distancing” as possible within the construct of our facility. Funding from the Neighbor to Neighbor COVID-19 Relief Fund would be used to support the costs associated with these meals as well as other necessary expenses to providing safe shelter to our clients.
    Goal – $5,000
    To Donate directly to Safe Shelter with a credit card click here.
  • Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement (HOPE). Help meet the rising costs of protection and basic needs supplies along with extra staff time to fill the gaps. We will do everything we can to make sure our neighbors without homes have everything they need during this time. Remember, there is no donation that is too small. We are all just one person, which can seem small, but when we pull together our smallness becomes BIG!
    Goal – $5,000
    To Donate directly to HOPE with a credit card click here.
  • Cultivate has not suspended operations and the demand for Carry-Out Caravan services has grown exponentially in the last week. Our Longmont shopping day had 25% more orders than our general average and we continue to enroll new clients. Additionally, Cultivate will be contacting as many clients as possible to check in on them. We are working on a Toilet Paper and bar soap donation drive in response to a new need that has cropped up among seniors. We will look to provide and deliver these items, at no cost, to non-grocery clients that are unable to access them otherwise.
    Goal – $2,000
    To Donate directly to Cultivate with a credit card click here.
  • TLC Learning Center is committed to provide services to the families who desperately need childcare so they can return to work. We are actively working with other centers who may be closed but have partial staff that want to come over and join us, as well as the families that they serve. We particularly want to focus on first responders, medical profession, nursing home employees, and necessary city employees to be able to keep our basic infrastructure intact during this time.
    Goal – $10,000
    To Donate directly to TLC with a credit card click here.
  • Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. We continue to serve up to 160 clients each night, amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, who would otherwise have no place to stay. We have shifted to providing sack breakfast and dinner meals in effort to ensure safe delivery without the use of our regular volunteers and to permit as much “social distancing” as possible within the construct of our facility. Funds would be used to support the costs associated with these meals as well as other necessary expenses to providing safe shelter to our clients.
    Goal – $5,000
    To Donate directly to Boulder Shelter for the Homeless with a credit card click here.

    Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) continues to provide 360 degree support to survivors of domestic violence and their children amidst the crisis of COVID-19. SPAN’s emergency shelter and 24/7 crisis line remain fully operational. Our counseling, legal and housing teams are providing virtual advocacy to ensure that survivors do not feel alone and still have access to essential resources.
    Goal: $7,500
    Donate: directly to SPAN with a credit card, click here.

Transportation Services

Via Mobility Services: Waiving fares through end of April, increasing frequency of cleaning and sanitizing vehicles, trying to keep trips to one passenger at a time, delivering groceries.

RTD Fixed-Route Buses: Waiving fares through the end of June, increasing frequency of cleaning buses, switch to rear door boarding and alighting, reducing services to Saturday service frequencies. See the services changes for details.

RTD Access-a-Ride: Increasing frequency of cleaning buses, delivering groceries to Access-a-Ride certified passengers, new applicants for service will be provided with presumptive eligibility until the time that they are able to come in for an assessment. See Access-a-Ride services. RTD also offers discount fares for qualifying individuals.

DRMAC: Stay Up To Date On Transportation Services for the Denver Metro Region.

zTrip: Increasing frequency of cleaning and sanitizing vehicles.

Ridehailing Lyft: Temporarily stopping shared rides, continuing to provide ridehailing services, providing hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies to drivers .

Ridehailing Uber: Providing disinfectants to drivers, continuing to provide ridehailing services, delivering food “leave-at-door” via Uber Eats.

BCycle Bikeshare: Reducing cost of Pay-per-Trip Pass (Casual Cruiser) to $1/trip (for the first 30 minutes).

PACE Bikeshare: Service is temporarily suspended

eGo CarShare: Increasing frequency of cleaning and sanitizing vehicles, reducing flat/weekly rates, offering pre-paid credit packages.

Boulder County
Offices Remain
Closed to the Public

Most services are still being provided online. Some services are by appointment only. See the county online services page for details.

Immigrant Resources

In addition to the many supports on this page, Boulder County has a list of resources for immigrants in English and en Español, including community organizations, legal services, policy information, and more.