In total, El Paso County plans to use the $20.9 million grant on 16 projects. This includes upgrades to drinking water and wastewater systems in El Paso County. Some of the communities benefiting from the grant include Security-Widefield, Ramah and the City of Fountain for starters.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, law enforcement and firefighters are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty. If you or someone you know is a first responder seeking mental health support, text ‘BADGE’ to 741-741. That’s a free, confidential service through the foundation, ‘Responders Strong.’ Anyone facing a mental health crisis can always call 988.