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2-1-1 Statewide Human Services Referral System

Concerning the statewide communication system for referral to essential services, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2020 Regular Session
Human Services
Telecommunications & Information Technology
Bill Summary

The act amends provisions relating to the human services referral service authorized by the Colorado 2-1-1 collaborative.

The act requires the department of human services to award a grant for $500,000 to the Colorado 2-1-1 collaborative for necessary human services referral services in the state through December 30, 2020, relating to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The services may include, among others, providing information on COVID-19 test site locations and referrals regarding equity, access, or discrimination concerning employment and health access, as well as other necessary referrals and intake services due to the presence of COVID-19 in the state. The act includes a legislative declaration describing the source of federal funding for the act and the restrictions on the use of the grant money.

For the 2019-20 fiscal year, the act appropriates $500,000 from the care subfund in the general fund to the department of human services to award a grant to the Colorado 2-1-1 collaborative, which appropriation may be used through December 30, 2020.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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