Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Clear Creek County

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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 Block grant to Clear Creek County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Clear Creek County Public & Environmental Health will provide services to parents in Clear Creek County who are in need of child care to accomplish their employment or education goals.




Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to 2,245 people in Clear Creek County between April 1-August 31, 2009.





Justice Assistance grant to Clear Creek County for law enforcement programs




Justice Assistance grant to the City of Idaho Springs.




Justice Assistance grant to Clear Creek County Sheriff?s Department for a new computerized fingerprinting machine.




COPS grant to Idaho Springs Police Department to hire one police officer for three years.






Grant to install various truck parking management components (electronic signs, closed circuit cameras, power and communication systems) identified in the I-70 Mountain Corridor PEIS, to provide notification during inclement weather.






Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to Tri-County Region (Includes Clear Creek, Jefferson, and Gilpin counties) residents.




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




Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 210 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Clear Creek County.




Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 507 people (as of June 30, 2010).




Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 58 workers as of June 30, 2010.






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




Loans and loan forgiveness awarded to the Town of Georgetown through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for water system upgrades




Loans and loan forgiveness awarded to the Town of Georgetown through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for water system upgrades




Grant to pay for a new water treatment plant at the Clear Creek Superfund site




Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Colorado State University Extension Service for energy efficiency improvements in buildings in Clear Creek and Gilpin counties.




Colorado State Forest Service grant to Denver Mountain Parks for work in parks in Denver and Clear Creek counties.




Rebates for 19 people in Clear Creek County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.





Title I Part A funds to the Clear Creek School District RE 1 for programs at schools with high percentages of low-income students.




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




IDEA Part B funds for disabled preschool students in Clear Creek County






Small Business Administration loans






US Department of Interior

  • Clear Creek/Central City Site - $5,000,000 for the accelerated cleanup of Clear Creek Watershed