United Way of Larimer County is pleased to announce the opening of the Larimer County Childcare Fund. The Fund received $300,000 from Larimer County to support families negatively affected by COVID-19. Childcare providers apply for funds on behalf of families. For families interested in requesting funding, the parent/guardian of a child must meet certain criteria and work with their childcare provider to apply.
Childcare providers apply for funds on behalf of families. For families interested in requesting funding, the parent/guardian of a child must meet all of the following criteria and work with their childcare provider to apply:
- Larimer County resident with children ages 0 – 5 who is an essential employee during COVID-19 response, or actively looking for employment due to COVID-19 impacts to their previous work
- Larimer County resident with children ages 6-12 who has been impacted by the absence of in-person school during working hours
- Seeking care from a licensed (ages 0-5) childcare provider, Neighborhood Youth Organization, or nonprofit community organization (non-religious in nature) who offers childcare, activities, and/or enrichment programming to children ages 6-12 and is located in Larimer County
- Household income less than the most recently published self-sufficiency wage for Larimer County (2020 Self-Sufficiency Standards by County)
- Single parents who are interested in a childcare scholarship to pursue vocational education or higher education should apply to the United Way WomenGive Scholarship Program
- A portion of these funds will support financial assistance to families at licensed home providers and available through the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County
This is for YOU! You will receive more details from the Chamber on the application process for this relief fund. Meanwhile, please share the word with all those who love Estes Park.
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It's important that anyone returning to Estes and anyone visiting have access to emergency alerts in the event of renewed fire activity.
- Text the word TFIRE to 888777 from your cell phone to receive text updates regarding evacs. #EastTroublesomeFire
- Evac maps at https://nocoalert.org/. More info at https://www.larimer.org/cpf
All the information on the Evacuation Response page is still there, including
- more fire information resources
- how to access cut firewood
- donation resources
November 2, 2020
- Sign up for real-time emergency alerts and view the evacuation zones map: www.nocoalert.org
- For text updates on the Troublesome Fire, text the word TFIRE to 888777.
- For text updates on the Cameron Peak Fire, text the word LCEVAC to 888777.
- Watch www.cotrip.org for updates on state highways or call 511.
- Joint Information Center: 970-980-2500 (recorded line only as of 11/2) and www.larimer.org/cameron-peak-fire (evacuation resources, shelter, animals, etc.)
- Information on the East Troublesome Fire Thompson Zone and Cameron Peak Fires is available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6964/ or www.facebook.com/cameronpeakfire. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-541-1008
- Smoke Update: https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/NorthCentralColorado
- Rocky Mountain National Park (currently closed): https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/fire-information-and-regulations.htm
- Support firefighters and public safety by following the fire bans.
- Have a plan, be ready - resources in English and Spanish https://www.estesvalleyfire.org/cameron-peak-fire-resources
- Information from the Town of Estes Park at www.facebook.com/townofestesparkco and www.estes.org/emergency