Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Cheyenne County


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CHEYENNE 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:

$55,926

 

Community Services Block grant to Colorado East Community Action Agency (which provides services to Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, and Lincoln counties) for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Funds will be used to provide services to low-income residents of Elbert, Lincoln, Kit Carson, and Cheyenne Counties through Morgan Community College, the Small Business Development Center, regional workforce centers and social services departments.
 

 

$7,331

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to 472 people in Cheyenne County between April 1-August 31, 2009.

 

$8,016

 

Grant for the Child Care & Development Fund in Cheyenne County.

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$383,271


 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to Eastern Region (which includes Cheyenne, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma, Elbert, Lincoln, and Kit Carson counties) residents.
 

 

$268,542

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to Eastern Region (which includes Cheyenne, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma, Elbert, Lincoln, and Kit Carson counties) residents.
 

 

$49,418

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 12 jobless workers (as of June 30, 2010) in Cheyenne County.

 

$11,050

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 23 people (as of June 30, 2010)
 

 

$6,230

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 2 people as of June 30, 2010.

 


  

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:

$40,191

 

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

 

$1,719,500

 

Amount of loan forgiveness to the Town of Cheyenne Wells for water storage upgrades and water distribution system upgrades

 

$392,000

 

Loan forgiveness for water treatment facility upgrades to the Town of Kit Carson

 

$120,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the East Central Colorado RC&D for energy efficiency improvements in buildings in Elbert, Lincoln, Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties.

 

$575

 

Rebates for 2 people in Cheyenne County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 


 

EDUCATION:

$23,874


 

Title I funds for Low Income Schools in Cheyenne County
 

 


 

HOUSING:

$53,537


 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund to the Cheyenne Wells Housing Authority.
 

 



 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$165,000               Small Business Administration loans

OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS:
 

US Department of Health and Human Services

  • Kit Carson Rural Development - $200,000 the Paxson Building Asbestos Abatement Project