Welcome to the CDHS Memo Series

Hello and welcome to the Memo Series!  The Memo Series is designed to streamline and clarify the Colorado Department of Human Services’ (CDHS) policies and expectations of county partners and contracted entities.  There are three types of Memos: Policy, Operation and Information. Click HERE to access the Memo Series Policy.

A Policy Memo is anything that changes Departmental policy as a result of the Department’s statutorily defined responsibility of supervising counties. A Policy Memo interprets and provides further guidance to promulgated regulations.  C.R.S. 26-1-118 sets out that county departments shall serve as agents of the state department and case law also established this relationship.

An Operation Memo is detailed instructions/clarifications for counties to operationalize a new or existing state law, new or existing federal law, a new/existing state rule, or a new/existing federal rule.

An Information Memo is important information for the counties that is strictly informational and timely.  Examples include availability of grants that counties can apply for, posting of an R.F.P. etc.

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