Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Conejos County


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COMMUNITY SERVICES / SAFETY NET:

$200,428

 

Community Services Block grant to the San Luis Valley Community Action Agency (Includes Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties) for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. 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.

 

$117,065

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to 7,121 people in Conejos County between April 1-August 31, 2009

 

$16,032

 

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

 



WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: 

$573,152

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to South Central County Region (Includes Alamosa, Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, and Las Animas counties) residents

 

$244,678

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to South Central County Region.

 

$750,203

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 165 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Conejos County.

 

$220,400

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 359 people (as of June 30, 2010)

 

$125,759

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 50 people as of June 30, 2010.

 

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$611,197       

 

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

 

$100       

 

Rebate for 1 person in Conejos county for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 

 

EDUCATION: 

$147,616

 

Title I Part A grant to South Conejos School District RE 10 for programs at schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 

$46,703

 

Title I Part A grant to Sanford School District 6J for programs at schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 

$216,746

 

Title I Part A grant to North Conejos School District RE1-J for programs at schools with high percentages of low-income students

 

$64,980

 

School Lunch grant to Conejos County

 

$97,750

 

Educational Technology State grant to South Conejos School District RE 10

 

 

OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS:

$37,779

 

U.S. Department of Interior funds to Ducks Unlimited, Inc. for Colorado Simpson Wetland Riparian Ditch Metering

 

$16,032

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to Conejos County for Child Care & Development services

 

$95,242

 

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund formula grant to the Conejos County Housing Authority

 

$59,638

 

HUD Public Housing Capital Fund formula grant to the Housing Authority of Antonito

 

$106,650

 

HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment to Plaza del Sol Manor