County no longer taking applications for hail damage assistance from El Pomar Foundation

People wait in line to apply for hail damage assistance at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center Friday morning. Photo courtesy El Paso County

El Paso County officials say they are no longer taking applications for hail damage assistance provided by the El Pomar Foundation. 

The foundation donated a total of $500,000 to help people who live in, work in, or were visiting the Pikes Peak region during severe weather in July and August. The money was intended to cover the costs of vehicle and house damage, deductible assistance, and temporary lodging. 

The foundation partnered with the city of Colorado Springs and El Paso County to hand out grants at the Citizens Service Center Thursday and Friday. El Paso County’s Fraud Investigation Unit determined eligibility, and the city issued checks on site. Each recipient was eligible for up to $1,250 in assistance. 

The county said at 1 p.m. Friday that all of the funds have been claimed, and they’re not accepting any new applications. 

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