State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (FRF) Accepting Applications

The Larimer County Board of County Commissioners has allocated $1.5 million in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (FRF) resources to be made available to help the community with immediate needs related to COVID-19. The funds are allocated to three broad categories, which include:

  • Health Needs related to COVID-19 recovery or prevention
  • Economic Impacts of the pandemic, including those for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations
  • Infrastructure - specifically related to drinking water, sewer improvements and broadband access.

Community groups, nonprofits, businesses, and special districts are encouraged to apply for these grants. The grant application period opens Oct. 20, 2001, and the deadline to apply for these grants is Nov. 12, 2021.

Consideration of projects under this program will prioritize immediate needs caused by or designed to alleviate the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, and to apply for funding, visit the County's FRF portal here.

Click Here to Apply

Advanced Energy Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation

Founded in Fort Collins in 1981, Advanced Energy (AE) has devoted four decades to innovating precision power solutions for its global customers. Now, employing more than 10,000 employees in over 55 locations, AE designs and manufactures highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions for mission-critical applications and processes. The company’s products enable customer innovation in a wide range of industries including semiconductor equipment, industrial, medical, manufacturing, telecommunications, data centers and computing that enable the digital economy and transform everyday life. Fort Collins continues to be the epicenter of AE innovation that advances the industry and generates global visibility as a leader in precision power.

Read More Here

Energy Rebates for Businesses

Have a project in mind that would make your business more energy efficient? Efficiency Works provides rebates for virtually anything that saves electricity. Any commercial electric customer of Estes Park Power & Communications, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications or Loveland Water and Power is eligible to participate in our efficiency programs. The Efficiency Works Business program also administers commercial water rebates to Fort Collins Utilities water customers.

Don’t know where to start? Contact us today for free energy advising, facility assessments or to answer general questions.

Learn More Here

We Need Your Feedback on Transportation in Northern Colorado

The North Front Range MPO has launched LINKNoCo, a future-focused study to advance a network of transit corridors with the greatest potential to support premium transit in Northern Colorado. Premium transit refers to a level of transit service that goes above and beyond local bus service and can even include rail.

Premium transit planning in Northern Colorado has historically focused on connecting North Front Range communities to Denver and Boulder. As the population of the North Front Range grows, it’s increasingly important to develop a transit system that can accommodate growth within the region.

LINKNoCo is focused on connecting communities within the North Front Range to build a robust regional transit network.

Thank you for your input today. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and is open through November 9, 2021.

Take The Survey Here

Larimer County Mask Order
Beginning October 20 at 12pm, a Public Health Order requiring face coverings to be worn in Public Indoor Spaces within Larimer County took effect.

“Larimer County hospitals are being overburdened and we cannot allow this to continue indefinitely. Our hospitals need relief so they can swiftly and adequately treat all urgent medical needs in our community, '' says Tom Gonzales, Larimer County Public Health Director. “Vaccination is the best way out of this pandemic, but 35% of Larimer County’s population remains unvaccinated against COVID-19. Universal mask-wearing is the next best prevention tool we have to reduce the strain on our hospitals.”

The order will continue until Larimer County has met all four required metrics (below) that constitute a “medium” risk score level per our Larimer County COVID-19 Dashboard for 21 consecutive days, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Larimer County Public Health Director.

· < 65 COVID patients in the Larimer County hospitals;

· Intensive Care Unit utilization at less than 90% of usual and customary levels;

· A Larimer County 7-Day Case Rate per 100k of < 300;

· A Larimer County 7-Day Test Positivity Rate of < 10%.

This order does not add capacity, social distancing or contact tracing requirements for businesses in Larimer County. The order does require businesses to take two actions….

1. Post a “Mask Required” sign at each entrance.

2. Ask and remind staff and customers to wear a mask.

Watch de-escalation training videos.

Read the full Public Health Order.

Things to Know & Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events: 

    • Business Q&A with Larimer’s Health Department - All businesses are invited to join the County on the fourth Thursday of each month. Join the 1-hour session on Thursday, October 28 at  2 p.m. via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance.

    Sign up for weekly updates from the City of Fort Collins Emergency Preparedness and Security COVID-19 newsletter at fcgov.com/eps/coronavirus

    Check out ForFortCollins.com for tools and resources created to help your business reopen safely and strongly while gaining support from loyal customers and community members.

    Economic Health Office
    222 Laporte Ave.
    Fort Collins, CO 80521