Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Baca County


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BACA 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:

 

$16,557

 

Community Services Block grant to Baca County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Health services will be provided through additional coverage for approved health care, dental care, vision expenses, prescriptions, and funding for transportation to appointments. Educational services will be provided through assisting families with childcare expenses in order to maintain employment.

 

$32,526.70

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 300 people in Baca County between April 1- October 31, 2009

 

$1,571

 

The Emergency Food Assistance Program grant to Care and Share to distribute food to needy families and individuals

 



 TRANSPORTATION:

$13,688,257

Grant to reconstruct US 287 in concrete and improve drainage and shoulder embankments. (Ports to Plains Corridor)

 



 WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$177,668

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training for 61 youths in the Southeast County Region, which includes Baca, Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, and Kiowa counties.

 

$139,213

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training for 35 adults in the Southeast County Region, which includes Baca, Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, and Kiowa counties.

 

$127,424

 

Workforce Investment Act funds for job training for 18 laid-off or became unemployed for other reasons in the Southeast County Region, which includes Baca, Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers and Kiowa counties.

 

$157,267

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to Southeast County Region residents.

 

$227,874

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 38 people in Baca County as of June 30, 2010

 

$51,125

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 70 people in Baca County as of June 30, 2010

 

$38,520

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 13 people in Baca County as of June 30, 2010

 



 ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:

$172,422

 

Estimated amount of Weatherization funds to be spent on providing free energy efficiency improvements in homes of low-income residents in Baca County

 

$155,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Southeast Colorado RC&D for energy efficiency improvements in Baca, Bent, Kiowa, Prowers, Otero and Crowley counties.

 



 EDUCATION: 

$7,577

 

Title I, Part A Improving Basic Programs grant to Pritchett Re-3 School District for services to low-income students

 

$41,546

 

Title I, Part A Improving Basic Programs grant to Springfield Re-4 School District for services to low-income students

 

$29,776

 

Title I, Part A Improving Basic Programs grant to Walsh School District Re-1 School District for services to low-income students

 

$14,871

 

Title I, Part A Improving Basic Programs grant to Campo Re-6 School District for services to low-income students

 

$3,449

 

Title IID grants to Walsh Re-1, Pritchett Re-3, Springfield Re-4 and Campo Re-6 school districts for technology improvements

 

$760,664

 

IDEA Part B grant to Southeastern BOCES for services to disabled students in the southeastern region

 

$27,037

 

IDEA grant to Southeastern BOCES for services to disabled pre-school children in the southeastern region

 

 

HOUSING: 

$40,917

 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Rental Assistance Payment grant awarded to Springfield Elderly Housing in Baca County.

 

$81,180

 

HUD grant to the Walsh Housing Authority for Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program.