Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Mesa County


 

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MESA COUNTY ARRA FUNDING AND PROJECTS

 


 

Based on the latest information available to the Governor’s Office. This report is not comprehensive because new Recovery Act awards are announced frequently. This does not include funds - including income tax cuts, increased COBRA benefits, increased funds to cover Medicaid services and others - that cannot be broken down by county. The numbers below represent funds that have been awarded and are expected to be received over the life of the Recovery Act. The funds are distributed to a wide range of groups in the county and do not necessarily touch county government.

 


 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES / SAFETY NET:        

 

$257,546 Community Services Block grant to Mesa county for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities      

 

$22,890 Grant to Mesa County to hire two full-time workers and pay overtime to two workers to expedite the processing of applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps)      

 

$1,559,961 Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 12,500 Mesa County residents      

 

         

 

PUBLIC SAFETY:        

 

$1,319,660          Grant to the Grand Junction Police Department to hire five police officers for three years through the Community Oriented Policing Services program      
           

 

$56,646 Justice Assistance grant to Mesa County for law enforcement programs      

 

$197,922 Justice Assistance grant to the City of Grand Junction for law enforcement programs      

 

$11,735 Justice Assistance grant to the City of Fruita for law enforcement programs      

 

$250,000 Federal grant to the District Attorney’s Office, 21st Judicial District, for improvements to the ACTION database      

 

$100,000 Federal grant to the Grand Junction Police Department to purchase 800 MHz radios to improve regional communications      

 

         

 

TRANSPORTATION:        

 

$1,552,173 Grant to improve the Palisade interchange (#42) of I-70 by widening acceleration and deceleration lanes      

 

$3,800,000 Grant to add one lane in each direction, and add turn lanes at intersections from 24 Road to 25 Road on I-70 near Grand Junction      

 

$2,065,880 Grant to install new traffic signals west of the I-70 intersection and to make intersection improvements on State Highway 340 in Fruita      

 

$1,538,694 Federal grant for a new Grand Valley Transit Bus maintenance facility      

 

$9,313,361 Federal grant for ramp improvements at the airport in Grand Junction      

 

         

 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:        

 

$353,873 Workforce Investment Act funds for job training for 114 youth in Mesa County      

 

$121,267 Workforce Investment Act funds for job training for 107 adults in Mesa County      

 

$91,776 Workforce Investment Act funds for job training for 44 dislocated adult workers in Mesa County      

 

$241,308 Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) funds for Mesa County      

 

$32,079,772 Up to 20 weeks of additional unemployment benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, to 4,285 Mesa County residents as of June 30, 2010      

 

$6,640,250 An additional $25 per week in unemployment benefits, through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 10,011 Mesa County residents as of June 30, 2010      
           

 

$1,747,640 An additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits, through a new state law, for 648 Mesa County residents as of June 30, 2010      

 

         

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:        

 

$359,800 Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to Mesa County to improve energy efficiency in buildings across the county      

 

$229,800 Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the City of Grand Junction to improve energy efficiency in buildings across the city      

 

$2,459,336 Estimated amount of federal funds through the low-income weatherization program, to improve energy efficiency in low-income homes across Mesa County      

 

$250,000 National Park Service grants to repair trails at the Colorado National Monument      

 

$605,000 Federal grant to the Colorado River Fish Recovery Program      

 

$103,152 New Energy Economic Development (NEED) grant to the Mesa County Valley School District to install Solatube technology at Dos Rios and Pear Park Elementary School      

 

$30,000 New Energy Economic Development (NEED) grant to Penikin Inc. to launch the Colorado Geothermal Heat Exchange Association, a non-profit group that will promote the installation and education of geothermal heat exchange systems      

 

 $14,700 Rebates for 154 people in Mesa County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances including, dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.      

 

 

EDUCATION:        

 

$18,205,186 State Fiscal Stabilization Funds to preserve jobs and programs at Mesa State College for three fiscal years      

 

$2,441,649 Title I-A funds for three school districts in Mesa County with high percentages of low-income students      

 

$21,909 Title I-D funds for schools with high numbers of low income students in the Mesa Valley County 51 school districts.      

 

$83,676 Education technology grants to three school districts in Mesa County      

 

$4,209,626 IDEA funds for services to disabled students in Mesa County Valley 51 schools      

 

$149,724 IDEA funds for services to disabled preschool students in Mesa County Valley 51 schools      

 

$80,000 McKinney-Vento Title X funds to Mesa County Valley 51 schools for services to students who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless      

 

$38,759 Federal Work Study program funds to students at Mesa State College as of Dec. 31, 2009      

 

         
           

 

HOUSING:        

 

$142,506 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program to the Grand Junction Housing Authority      

 

$804,310 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Racquet Club Apartments      

 

$127,596 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Lower Valley Hospital Association      

 

 

 


       

 

HEALTHCARE:

$11,800,000  Grant to improve chronic disease care in the Grand Junction community through wider use of healthcare information technology. The Colorado consortium will use the grant to increase collection of clinical data to improve care for patients with diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, to increase smoking cessation counseling and to reduce unnecessary use of emergency department care and hospital readmission.