Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Chaffee County


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CHAFFEE 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:

$165,832

 

Community Services Block grant to Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (Includes Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Lake counties)

 

$94,714

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 800 people in Chaffee County between April 1 October 31, 2009.

 

$31,914

 

Grants to Chaffee County to provide congregate meals for low-income seniors

 

$31,350

 

Grant to Chaffee County for immunizations

 

$25,770

 

Grant to Salida Regional Library for child care programs for low-income children

 



PUBLIC SAFETY: 

$16,926

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City of Salida for law enforcement programs

 

 

TRANSPORTATION: 

$5,064,720       

 

Grant to resurface 12.5 miles of US 24/US 285 in asphalt.

 

$491,470   

 

Grant to the Town of Salida to construct sidewalks on US 50 - Salida gave the work to local company Y&K Excavation

 

 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: 

$217,882

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training for 91 youth in the Upper Arkansas County Region (Chaffee, Park, Fremont, and Custer Counties) as of March 31, 2020

 

$28,662

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training for 18 dislocated adult workers in the Upper Arkansas County Region (Chaffee, Park, Fremont, and Custer Counties) as of March 31, 2010

 

$118,479

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training for 73 adults in the Upper Arkansas County Region (Chaffee, Park, Fremont, and Custer Counties) as of March 31, 2010

 

$158,266
 

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to *Upper Arkansas County Region residents

 

$1,418,409

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 260 people in Chaffee County as of June 30, 2010

 

$390,800

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 598 people in Chaffee County as of June 30, 2010

 

$173,726

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 55 people in Chaffee County as of June 30, 2010

 

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:

$871,087

 

Estimated funds to be spent for free energy efficiency upgrades in low-income homes in Chaffee County.

 

$130,000

 

New Energy Economic Development (NEED) grant to the Buena Vista School District for an HVAC system retrofit at the Dorthea Willie P.E. complex.

 

$50,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to Chaffee County for energy efficiency improvements in buildings across the county.

 

$1,840,000

 

Power Enviromental and Energy Research Institue of Nathrop; to develop a model to compare tracer fluids used to help visualize EGS Reservoirs.

 

$2,900

 

Rebates to 27 people in Chaffee County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 



 

 

EDUCATION:
 

$133,728

 

Title I funds for services in schools with high percentages of low-income students in the Salida R-32 school district

 

$64,635

 

Title I funds to Buena Vista School District for services in schools with high percentages of low-income students

 

$1,219

 

IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Part B funds for services to disabled students in Chaffee County

 

$883,926

 

Federal Head Start grant to Salida School District R-32J to start an early head start program

 

$27,466

 

Federal Head Start grant to Salida School District R-32J for cost of living increase payments

 

$7,493

 

Grant to Salida and Buena Vista school districts for technology improvements

 



 

 

HOUSING:

$96,627

 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund to the Salida Housing Authority

 



 

 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$220,050      

 

Small Business Administration loans - businesses save on fees and their loans are guaranteed by the SBA

 


 

OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS:

$25,000

 

US Department of Interior grant to Salida Area Parks Open Space and Trailsto improve non-motorized recreational use of public lands in the Royal Gorge Field Office.

 

$42,500

 

US Department of Justice grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County to retain 4 staff jobs. Without these funds, the Salida site would have had to lay off workers. They serve 60-70 children every weekday afternoon.

 

$2,314,559

 

Funds to Salida company Moltz Construction for work at the Summitville Superfund site