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.)