Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Adams County


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ADAMS 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: 

$696,243

 

Community Services Block grant to Adams County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. The county will partner with local agencies, including ACCESS Housing, Adams County Foundation, Children's Outreach Project, Alternatives for Family Violence and Almost Home.

 

$53,843

 

Federal grant to Adams County to hire three full-time staff and pay overtime to existing staff to expedite the processing of applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), traditionally known as food stamps.

 

$4,689,409

  

Federal funds to provide an extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 37,000 people in Adams County between April 1 and October 31, 2009.

 

$42,861

 

Federal funds to Adams County for TEFAP administration to distribute emergency food commodities to households and provide meals for needy people.

 

$250,000

 

Strengthening Communities Fund grant to Adams County for increasing capacity of non-profit agencies to address community issues, including job creation and housing

 

$546,776

 

Community Development Block grant to Adams County

 

$1,176,163

 

Grant to Adams County for Child Care and Development programs

 



PUBLIC SAFETY: 

$872,612

 

Federal grant to the Commerce City Police Department, as part of a program called Community Oriented Policing, to hire four police officers for three years.

 

$287,969

 

Justice Assistance grant to Adams County

 

$57,774

 

Justice Assistance grant to City of Brighton

 

$104,942

 

Justice Assistance grant to Commerce City

 

$251,409

 

Justice Assistance grant to City of Thornton

 

$73,572

  

Justice Assistance grant to City of Northglenn

 

$186,864

 

Justice Assistance grant to City of Westminster

 

$37,463

 

Justice Assistance grant to City of Federal Heights

 

$133,954

 

Grant to the City of Brighton Police Department to pay for a new investigative technician position.

 

$482,289

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to the 17th Judicial District's District Attorney's Office in Adams County to create one full-time advocate position who will provide direct services to Spanish speaking victims/witnesses in court cases filed for prosecution in the 17th Judicial District.

 

$25,665

 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to Alternatives to Family Violence to restore a .5 FTE bilingual women's counselor to serve new counseling groups.

 

$100,000

 

Grant to the Aurora Police Department Metro Gang Task Force, a multi-agency partnership of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies who work to prevent and control crime in the Denver/Aurora metropolitan area. It specifically targets violent crime and organized drug and gang conspiracies.

 

$100,570

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to St. Anthony Health Foundation (17th Judicial District including Adams and Broomfield Counties) for their SANE Program that provides healthcare, including forensic examination, evidence collection and documentation, to adolescent and adult survivors of sexual assault.

 


 

 

TRANSPORTATION: 

$2,222,733

 

Grant to construct roundabouts at the interchange at I-76 at 96th Avenue

 

$333,489

 

Grant to install metering on the ramps in Adams, Douglas and Jefferson counties, on I-25, US 36 and C-470.

 

$328,632

 

Grant to install median cable guardrail to prevent crossover accidents on I-70 between Pena Boulevard and Tower Road

 

$1,077,890

 

Grant to reconstruct interchange at I-225 and US 40 (Colfax Avenue in Adams and Arapahoe counties

 

$10,876,514

 

Grant to replace two bridges on I-76 over UPRR and State Highway 224

 

$10,000,000

 

Grant to construct grade separated interchange at Pecos Street

 

$260,000

 

Grant to construct a new bicycle/pedestrian trail segment on US 36 Trail Bradburn Blvd. Segment (city of Westminster)

 

$150,438

 

Grant to City of Westminster for Lowell Boulevard streetscape enhancements

 

 


 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$2,445,229

 

Workforce Investment Act funds for job training (315 youth and 182 adults) in Adams County

 

$568,202

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) for Adams County

 

$90,062,431

 

Up to 20 weeks of benefits to 13,684 people through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program (as of June 30, 2010)

 

$19,108,075

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program to 27,695 people (as of June 30, 2010)

 

$9,508,689

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law to 3,063 people (as of June 30, 2010)

 

$2,600,000

 

Grant to the University of Colorado College of Nursing to advance the use of Health Information Technology by educating professionals to work in this field

 

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$683,800

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to Adams County to improve energy efficiency in the county.

 

$185,200

  

Energy Audit Program & Development of the Energy Efficiency/Conservation Plan to Commerce City.

 

$965,500

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to City of Thornton.

 

$952,800

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to City of Westminster

 

$3,927,131

 

Estimated amount in grants to improve energy efficiency in low-income homes in Adams County

 

$1,200,000

 

Loan forgiveness for water distribution system upgrades at the Hi-Land Acres WSD

 

$1,044,000

 

Loan forgiveness to the City of Brighton for water treatment facility upgrades.

 

$22,000,000

 

US Department of Energy grant to Rentech and Clearfuels to build a gassifier at their Commerce City plant that will convert biowaste to synthetic jet fuel

 

$58,194

 

Rebates to 378 people in Adams County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 



 

EDUCATION:

$9,197,932

 

Title I funds for Low Income Schools in Adams County.

 

$24,641

 

Education Technology grant to Mapleton District 1

 

$79,855

 

Education Technology grant to Adams County School District #50

 

$15,846

 

Education Technology grant to Brighton 27J

 

$112,088

 

Education Technology grant to Northglenn-Thornton 12

 

$53,465

 

Education Technology grant to Adams County School District 14

 

$14,131,487

 

IDEA Part B funds for services to disabled students to Adams County

 

$545,038

 

IDEA Part B funds for disabled preschool students in Adams County

 

$21,949

 

Grants to Adams County to improve the School Lunch Program

 

$44,815

 

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education funds to Adams County School District 14

 

$50,000

 

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education funds to Adams County School District 50

 

$60,000

 

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education funds to Adams-Arapahoe 28J School District

 

$60,000

 

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education funds to Brighton School 27J District

 

$297,743

 

Education Technology grant to Adams 12 Five Star Schools

 

$34,929

 

Federal work study funds to students at ITT Educational Services, Inc.

 

$174,643

 

Federal work study funds to students at Westwood College -- Denver North (Trav Corporation)

 

$487,815

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to Adams County for expansion of Head Start programs.

 

$231,750

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to Adams County for Head Start Quality Improvement funds

 

$49.7 million

 

Research grants to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

 

 

  

HOUSING:

$142,661

 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund grant for capital projects to the Adams County Housing Authority

 

$1,897,740

 

HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Renaissance 88 Apartments

 

$976,661

 

HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Adams Property Group

 

$270,799

 

HUD grant for Project Based Section 8 to Orchard Crossing

 

$161,008

 

Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant to Adams County to address foreclosed homes

 

$4,439,203

 

Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant to Adams County to address foreclosed homes

 

$836,047

 

Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Rehousing Program grant to serve people at-risk of homelessness in Adams County

 

$2,887,330

 

Funds from the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Assistance Program, administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, to build Panorama Point, a 72-unit complex in Westminster

 


 


SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$14,974,260                 Small Business Administration loans to businesses in Adams County.

 


 

OTHER FEDERAL AGENCY FUNDS:

$546,730

 

Capital Improvement grant to Limon Doctors Committee (from the US Department of Health and Human Services)

 

$6,611,681

 

Funds from the General Services Administration to Fiore & Sons, Inc. for work on a Federal Center Utilities Infrastructure Project

 

$2,469

 

Funds from the General Services Administration to Steelock Corporation for work on a Federal Center Utilities Infrastructure Project

 

$25,778

 

Funds from the General Services Administration to Crane & Hoist Sales, Inc. for work on a Federal Center Utilities Infrastructure Project

 

$2,191

 

Funds from the US Department of Defense to KD Kanopy, Inc. $2,191 for two complete canopies with graphics.

 

$1,210,600

 

Funds from the Department of the Air Force for work on the FE Warren AFB Aquatic Center

 

$278,122

 

Contract from the Department of the Air Force to St. Andrews Construction Services Corp. in Eastlake