Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Alamosa County


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ALAMOSA 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: 

$200,428

 

Community Services Block grant to the San Luis Valley Community Action Agency (MCSA), which serves Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties). The SLVCAA will work with local employment agencies, public school districts, and local higher education facilities to provide education or continuing education to local residents to prepare for employment opportunities in the area.
 

 

$275,784

 

Additional 13 percent in food stamp benefits (officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) to 15,147 people in Alamosa County

 

$20,874

 

Grant to South Central Colorado Seniors, Inc. to provide meals to low-income seniors in group settings

 

$10,277

 

Grant to South Central Colorado Seniors Inc. to provide meals to low-income seniors in their homes

 

$9,021

 

Grant to La Puente Home, Inc. to distribute emergency food to low-income households
 

 



PUBLIC SAFETY:

$163,124

 

Grant to the Alamosa Police Department, as part of the federal Community Oriented Policing program, to hire one police officer for three years. 

 

$45,588

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City of Alamosa will receive $45,588 for the Traffic Safety Improvements Program

 

$24,000

 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to the San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center to pay for immigration legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 



 

TRANSPORTATION:

$2,736,807            Grant to resurface six miles of US 160 east of Alamosa


 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$573,152


 

Workforce Investment Act funds spent in the South Central County Region (includes Alamosa, Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, and Las Animas counties) for adult and youth workforce programs.
 

 

$244,678

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) funds spent in the South Central County Region (includes Alamosa, Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, and Las Animas counties)
 

 

$1,334,873

 

Up to 20 weeks of unemployment benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, to 279 people in Alamosa County (as of June 30, 2010).

 

$383,350

 

An additional $25 per week in unemployment benefits, through the Federal Additional Compensation program, to 667 people in Alamosa County (as of June 30, 2010)
 

 

$166,697

 

An additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law, paid to 66 people in Alamosa County (as of June 30, 2010)

 


  

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:

$1,425,650

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to Alamosa County to improve energy efficiency in buildings

 

$936,719

 

Estimated amount of funds to provide free energy efficiency improvements in low-income homes in Alamosa County

 

$150,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Colorado State University Extension Service for energy efficiency improvements in buildings in Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties.

 

$104,375

 

Governor's Energy Office grant to San Luis BOCES, based in Alamosa and serves 14 school districts in the San Luis Valley. Grant to provide energy managers to school districts.

 

$550

 

Rebates for 3 people in Alamosa County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 


 

EDUCATION:

$11,080,374


 

State Fiscal Stabilization Funds to maintain programs at Adams State College
 

 

$689,505


 

Title I-A funds for schools with high numbers of low income students in the Sangre de Cristo District RE-22J and Alamosa School District RE 11J
 

$12,324

 

Title I-D funds for schools with high numbers of low income students in the Alamosa School District RE 11J
 

 

$21,957


 

Title II-D formula funds for technology improvements in the Alamosa School District RE 11J and Sangre de Cristo District RE-22J
 

$200,000

 

Title II-D competitive funds to the San Luis Valley BOCES for technology improvements across 14 school districts including those in Alamosa County
 

$1,563,664

 

IDEA Part B funds to the San Luis Valley BOCES for services to disabled students in 14 school districts including those in Alamosa County

 

$55,594

 

IDEA Part B funds to the San Luis Valley BOCES for services to disabled preschool students in 14 school districts including those in Alamosa County

 

$80,000

 

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education funds to serve students in the San Luis Valley BOCES (14 school districts) who are at risk of homelessness

 

$78,985

 

Head Start quality improvement funds and cost of living adjustments to the Community Development Institute Head Start.Head Start quality improvement funds and cost of living adjustments to the Community Development Institute Head Start.

 

$1,061,318

 

Federal grant to the Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley to expand the early Head Start program to 72 families.

 


 

HOUSING:

$426,490


 

Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund grant to the Alamosa Housing Authority to update the sprinkler system, replace roofs at 20 units, install 20 energy efficient gas furnaces, window replacement and other projects.
 

 

 

HEALTHCARE:

$1,576,360


 

Grant to Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. to purchase health information technology equipment to implementation of an electronic health record for 14 medical clinics, 6 dental clinics, and related services and renovation of clinic in 2 high-poverty service areas.
 

 

$545,337

 

Grant to Valley-Wide Health Systems Inc. for increased services to health centers.
 

 



 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$201,000               Small Business Administration loans in Alamosa County

 

 

OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS:
 

$1,309,807            

 

US Army Corps of Engineers funds to Asphalt Constructors Inc. for the overlay of John Martin Dam roads.

 

$38,161            

 

US Fish and Wildlife Service contract to Blue Diamond Builders in Alamosa to demolish and remove 4 buildings and reseed damaged areas.