Arapahoe County CARES

Arapahoe County Cares

CARES Program

The Arapahoe County CARES program was created to help disperse the $114.5 million that Arapahoe County had received from the federal government under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

This funding helped cover costs that were necessary to respond to the public health emergency related to COVID-19. The county allocated $51.5 million to municipalities that were ineligible to receive direct funding under the CARES Act.

Response & Recovery Objectives 

  • Support the economic recovery of our residents and businesses across the county. 
  • Protect the health and well-being of county and municipal employees. 
  • Increase access to effective and efficient anti-body testing methods. 
  • Support the most vulnerable residents across the county. 
  • Educate regarding personal responsibility, situational awareness, and preventive actions including continued social distancing, avoidance of large gatherings, and supports for high risk populations to remain in safe environments. 
  • Establish data-driven decision-making model to assess public health, hospital surge and capacity, and economic success.  
  • Fund direct COVID-19 costs in a manner that minimizes county liability, recognizing multiple grant streams and funding opportunities.

County staff supported implementation of programs and expenditures within certain key areas, with assessment by the Board of County Commissioners. 

Explore the Categories below for More Information

PEOPLE

People

BUSINESSES

Business

COMMUNITIES

Communities

TESTING

Testing

PUBLIC HEALTH

Public Health

PREPARATION

Pandemic Prep