CDOT Offering Additional Grants to Promote Public Health

News Release

July 8, 2020 - Denver, Colorado

As part of the Can Do Colorado Community Challenge, the Colorado Department of Transportation is unveiling its Community Telework program, providing grants to local governments and agencies, non-profits, associations and organizations for projects promoting public health during the COVID crisis.

The program will build on the existing efforts to offer healthy and safe transportation options for employees who can work from home.  Grants up to $5,000 will be offered to provide incentives and help promote best practices for teleworking and other creative opportunities to social distance.

“We need to continue working together to promote public health and improve the economy for all Coloradans and this program is one way to help achieve that goal,” said CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew.  “As we slowly transition from Safer at Home orders and move forward on initiatives to prevent a recurrence of COVID, these type of programs help build on other efforts to provide a variety of safe economic opportunities.”  

The Community Telework program will build on existing transportation demand management efforts, providing information, incentives, resources, and support to entities that want to make the best possible use of available transportation options.  

Although private, for-profit organizations (e.g., contractors, suppliers, or consultants) are not eligible to apply, they can partner with qualified entities.

CDOT also recently announced its Revitalizing Main Streets program, as part of the Can Do Colorado campaign.  That program is providing small-scale grants for low-cost, immediate actions to help safely improve the economy and enhance healthy activities in cities and towns across Colorado.

Please submit questions about either program to [email protected] Additional information about the Can Do Colorado campaign is available at:


Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, road maintenance and construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO by practicing social distancing, wearing face masks, staying at home when possible, and avoiding nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.