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HRRMC Foundation receives $25,000 COVID-19 DOLA Grant

HRRMC Foundation receives $25,000 COVID-19 DOLA Grant

SALIDA, Colo.—Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center received a $25,000.00 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). The grant is made possible through DOLA’s Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund (EIAF).

The grant is for a decontamination room at the Buena Vista Health Center, which will allow a separate entrance for patients who are being tested for COVID-19 or seen for other contagious illnesses. This will help to protect other patients and staff in the clinic.

“We are very grateful for DOLA’s support and its partnership with us for our patients’ healthcare needs. The project supports the goal of the Office of Governor Polis to identify and implement policies that will reduce healthcare costs while expanding access to quality care throughout Colorado,” said HRRMC Foundation Director Lezlie Burkley.

The HRRMC Foundation provides the hospital with financial support to facilitate innovative programs and provide state-of-the-art healthcare services. For more information about the Foundation's programs, call Lezlie Burkley at 719-530-2218.


About DOLA

For many Colorado communities, DOLA is the face of state government. It is the initial and primary point of contact where local communities work in partnership with the state. Its mission is "Strengthening Colorado Communities." DOLA provides technical and financial assistance to communities across the state and has four program divisions: the Board of Assessment Appeals, the Division of Housing, the Division of Local Government and the Division of Property Taxation. All department services provide support to local communities and help bolster capacity.

The program, created by the legislature in 1977, assists political subdivisions socially and/or economically impacted by the development, processing or energy conversion of minerals and mineral fuels. Funds come from the state severance tax on energy and mineral production and from a portion of the state's share of royalties paid to the federal government for mining and drilling of minerals and mineral fuels on federally owned land.