Workforce Housing and Childcare


Workforce Housing and Childcare Lodging Tax Funds

House Bill 1117 Framework

2023 Annual Workforce and Childcare Funding Plan for Lodging Tax (6E) Funds

Workforce Housing and Childcare Task Force (2018-2019)

The Town Board created the Ad-Hoc Task Force on Workforce Housing and Childcare on November 13, 2018 and completed its work June 11, 2019. The Task Force's responsibility was to evaluate the Town's role in workforce housing and childcare and develop recommendations for consideration by the Town Board. The Task Force was composed of Trustee Carlie Bangs, Trustee Ron Norris, and Assistant Town Administrator Travis Machalek. For additional information, please contact the task force at chtf@estes.org

Resolution 24-18 establishing the Task Force

Final report and presentation from June 11, 2019 Town Board meeting


Video of May 21, 2019 public meeting

Resource Archive

Town Strategic Plan

Estes Valley Housing needs Assessment and Strategic Plan (2023)

Avalanche Economic Development Strategy Executive Summary (2015)

Childcare Needs Assessment (2018)

Family Advisory Board recommendations to Town Board (2018)

Housing Needs Assessment (2016)

Estes Park's National Community Survey

Funding for Childcare Providers

Do you provide childcare, or hope to, but need financial assistance in order to create, improve or grow your space, or to support programs for childhood enrichment? The Town of Estes Park may be able to help! On a first-come, first-served basis, childcare providers now have an opportunity to apply for funding from the Town for both capital and non-capital projects. For more information on qualification and eligibility criteria, and to apply for funding, please refer to the Town's Childcare Funding Guidelines and Application

**Please note that funding is limited and may be exhausted quickly depending on the timing and quality of applications received. Before you apply, please contact Deputy Town Administrator Jason Damweber at jdamweber@estes.org to inquire about funding availability or with any questions you may have regarding the childcare funding program.