Colorado's Joint Budget Committee approved emergency spending, as did Congress, but a long-term solution is still needed.
Gov. John Hickenlooper said $9.6 million would serve as a "one-time only bandaid" to keep the vital program going until February.
Congress failed to reauthorize CHIP before the program expired in September. Colorado is among the first states expected to deplete its remaining funds.
So far, none of Colorado's U.S. representatives have announced plans to skip Donald Trump's inauguration Friday in the nation's capitol.
Coloradans who want to attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration might be able to get tickets from Sen. Cory Gardner.