In response to the rise of COVID cases in Arapahoe County and moving to Level Orange on the state’s dial dashboard the City of Centennial has modified in person interactions. The City continues to offer all services and program online.
Building Services will take in-person appointments Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Appointments may be scheduled online. Remote video inspections are available upon request to homeowners who would prefer to not invite City employees physically into their homes. These inspections are performed by using commonly-available technologies of Skype and Facetime. Exceptions and/or emergencies will be evaluated on a case by case basis to ensure public health and safety. Inspections may be scheduled online.
The City continues to encourage anyone experiencing COVID symptoms to get tested. A testing site is open at Centennial Center Park located at 13050 E. Peakview Avenue. Testing at the Centennial site is open to anyone; no ID, health insurance or appointments are required, but visitors are encouraged to reduce wait times by pre-registering at tinyurl.com/co-15238 before going to the site. Results from the tests will be available within four days.
The Centennial location fills a service gap and is expected to draw residents from nearby locations, including Aurora, Littleton and Douglas County. “As cases continue to rise, it is critical for us to wear our masks, social distance and do our part to ensure that our economy can remain open and for our community to be safe and healthy. As we head into the holiday season, please continue to work together so the we can slow the spread,” says Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko. “I appreciate the partnership between the State of Colorado, Arapahoe County and the City of Centennial on making the opening of the Centennial test site a success.”
The Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) has launched a mobile app to help stop the spread and protect others while maintaining privacy through CO Exposure Notifications. Learn how you can join the movement at addyourphone.com
To contact the City of Centennial for questions or report a problem please use the City’s website or call the City’s 24-hr Citizen Response Center at 303-325-8000; call volumes may become heavy. For resources and additional information about COVID, visit centennialco.gov/covid19 or go directly to TCHD.org.
The City of Centennial receives annual funding for the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administered by Arapahoe County. This year, the City also received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Centennial has allocated $205,192 with the primary goal being to keep families in their homes, preventing loss of housing by assisting with utility/rent/mortgage assistance for households with income up to 80 percent of AMI (Area Median Income). Arapahoe County administers this program on behalf of the City.
To be eligible for this assistance program, applicants must:
- - Be a Centennial resident (County residents may be eligible for funding under a similar program).
- - Provide proof of applying for unemployment compensation.
- - Provide proof of who lives in your household (must be the ID’s or the lease showing all household members).
- - Provide proof of income for everyone in the household for the past month. (i.e. pay stubs, social security award letters, proof of child support, or proof of other income).
- - Applicants must provide a current signed lease or mortgage statement.
- - Applicants must provide landlord or mortgage company contact information. Either must be willing to provide a W9 and accept payment from Arapahoe County.
HOW TO APPLY
Click here to get the application. Download it to your desktop or mobile device. Fill out the application and submit it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org including attachments from the eligibility list above.
Fast Scanner is a free app to assist in sending documents.
For assistance or questions, please call 303-738-8040 or email email@example.com.
Remember, funds are limited. Providing this information is not a guarantee of rent assistance.
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COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall Q&As.
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The Colorado Department of Transportation will award up to $5,000 to governments or nonprofit organizations that have plans to boost the prevalence of teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Recognizing the impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on small and medium-size businesses, the Arapahoe County CARES Program is launching Advance Arapahoe, a $6 million grant program that will provide support and retain jobs at businesses throughout the County.
“This is one of the first grant programs we’re launching through the Arapahoe County CARES Program, and it will provide crucial relief to businesses most affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns,” said Arapahoe County Board Chair Nancy Sharpe. “These small and medium-size businesses are essential to our economy, and Arapahoe Advance is a step toward providing some stability through this transition to reopening.”
Advance Arapahoe’s first priority will be to fund employers within the boundaries of unincorporated Arapahoe County, as most businesses within incorporated communities can apply to relief programs through their jurisdiction. Award preference also will be given for employers who commit to retain and/or bring back employees with these funds. - Read Full Article -
With the goal of keeping families in their homes during the coronavirus crisis and related transitions, Arapahoe County has rolled out a new Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program (RMAP) to households that have experienced income loss directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This program offers support to community members who have been impacted by COVID-19,” said Commissioner Bill Holen. “This will help these residents focus on other important needs such as putting food on the table, child care and anything else they need to do to stabilize their households during this recovery.” -Read Full Article -
The State Primary Election is June 30, so don't delay! To reduce in-person contact, you can drop off your mail ballot in a secure, unmanned 24-hr drop box at any of our 30 locations, with a brand new box at the Aurora Central Recreation Center. Find your nearest drop box at arapahoevotes.com/ballot-drop-locations.
If you still haven’t received a ballot, call 303-795-4511 to schedule curbside pickup at any voting location. One of our staff will bring it out to your car in a reserved parking spot.
(Just don’t forget your ID!)
Finally, see what happens to your ballot after you've voted! Watch a virtual tour of Arapahoe County's election facilities with Director of Elections Peg Perl. See the many verification checkpoints each ballot goes through, and learn about the safety precautions we’ve put in place for in-person voting. Watch at https://youtu.be/66criEswdI0
Get the latest information on available resources regarding: employment, business, low-income, seniors and volunteering on the County's resource and assistance page.
Arapahoe County is currently in a Stage 1 Burn Ban, meaning no personal use of fireworks of any kind is permitted—not even the kind of fireworks that don't leave the ground. Learn more about Burn Ban restrictions online.