Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Press Release - Recovery Act Report & Board Meeting Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009


CONTACT:

Myung Oak Kim, 303.947.5708, myung.kim@state.co.us


GOV. RITTER RELEASES REPORT ON RECOVERY ACT FUNDS


Gov. Bill Ritter and his economic recovery team have released a detailed report that summarizes the many opportunities available for Coloradans through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 32-page report will be updated periodically as officials receive more information.


The purpose of the report is to help the people of Colorado learn about the more than 100 funding opportunities available through this landmark legislation, which is aimed at energizing the economy, creating jobs, strengthening communities and rebuilding infrastructure.


"As part of my commitment to lead Colorado forward, it is important that we help Coloradans take advantage of every opportunity made available through the Recovery Act," Gov. Ritter said. "This report is one way for people across the state to access the help they need."


The report includes a brief summary of the types of funding streams and then lists programs by subject -- from education to energy efficiency. The report also lists contact names and phone numbers for many of the programs.


The Governor's Economic Recovery Team is led by Don Elliman, executive director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The team is charged with making sure that Recovery Act dollars are spent wisely and with full transparency. The governor has also appointed an oversight panel called the Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability Board.


The board's next meeting is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the Colorado History Museum, Boettcher Auditorium, 1300 Broadway, Denver. The agenda for the meeting:


  1. General Update
  2. Race to the Top Discussion -- Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien
  3. Update on Bond Provisions -- State Treasurer Cary Kennedy
  4. Review of Funding Categories
  5. Review of "ARRA-What it Means for Colorado" Report
  6. Website Update
  7. Public Comment