Community, Culture, Resilience and Safety (CCRS) Sales and Use Tax

Boulder's Community, Culture, Resilience and Safety Tax is a voter-approved tax for capital improvements through 2036.

About the Tax

The Community, Culture, Resilience and Safety (CCRS) Tax is a .3% dedicated sales and use tax intended for citywide capital infrastructure needs.

Originally approved by voters as the "Community, Culture and Safety Tax" in 2014 and subsequently extended in 2017, the tax underwent another extension in 2021 under its current name. This most recent extension is set to expire in 2036.

City of Boulder Capital Projects

City of Boulder capital improvement projects funded through the tax may include maintenance and modernization of the transportation system, renovation and retrofitting of certain facilities to increase resilience and reduce carbon emissions, maintenance and replacement of capital infrastructure that supports first responders, maintenance and modernization of facilities needed to provide residents the amenities and opportunities to recreate and maintain healthy and active lifestyle, and modernization and consolidation of the city’s data infrastructure and outreach tools for more transparent, faster, accessible, and user-friendly resident and visitor service.

Non-profit Organization Capital Projects

Up to 10% of the tax revenue is authorized to fund a grant pool, including associated administrative costs, in support of non-profit organization capital projects that serve community members. Find information about current funding opportunities.