President Trump approves federal funding for Colorado National Guard

Donald Trump
Posted at 12:34 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 19:39:32-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — President Donald Trump has approved federal funding and support to assist Colorado's National Guard as it continues its efforts against COVID-19 in the state.

Gov. Jared Polis authorized the use of the state National Guard, Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to support the emergency operations center.

The state's National Guard will now be supported 100% by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in its operations, such as assisting in COVID-19 test sites and medical support.

Most recently, Polis approved the use of more than 250 National Guard members Saturday to help support Denver's homeless shelters.

According to the National Guard, its use was authorized on April 3 and members range from "the Colorado Air National Guard 140th Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora; the Colorado Army National Guard 1st Battalion 157th Infantry, Colorado Springs; 193rd Military Police Battalion, Denver, and subordinate units across Colorado."

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