Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Costilla County


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COSTILLA 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:

 

$200,428           Community Services Block grant to the San Luis Valley Community Action Agency, serving Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. The funds will be used to 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      

 

$91,302

 

An extra 13 percent in benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) to about 800 people in Costilla County between April 1-Oct. 31, 2009

 

     

 

$72,910 USDA grant to the Costilla County Senior Citizens Club to purchase equipment and furniture for a senior citizens facility      

 

         

 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:        

 

$573,152 Workforce Investment Act funds for the South Central County Region, which includes Alamosa, Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, and Las Animas counties.      
           

 

$244,678 Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) for the South Central County Region      

 

$314,966

 

An extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, given to 64 people in Costilla County as of June 30, 2010.

 

     

 

$87,475

 

An extra $25 a week in benefits, through the Federal Additional Compensation program, to 147 people in Costilla County as of June 30, 2010.

 

     

 

$30,264 An additional 13 weeks of benefits through a new state law given to 12 people in Costilla County as of June 30, 2010.      

 

         

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:        

 

$326,532 The estimated amount of funds expected to be used to provide free energy efficiency improvements in low income homes in Costilla County.      

 

$50,000

 

Zero percent loan and loan forgiveness to the Town of Blanca to install water meters.

 

     

 

$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 to 1 person in Costilla County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 

     

 

         

 

EDUCATION:        

 

$114,873 Title I, Part A funds to the Sierra Grande School District R-30 for schools with high percentages of low-income students      

 

$83,965 Title I, Part A funds to the Centennial School District for schools with high percentages of low-income students      

 

         

 

HOUSING:        

 

$123,562 US Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund grant to the Costilla County Housing Authority      

 

         

 

HEALTHCARE:        

 

$18,946 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to the Costilla County Nursing Service to distribute food commodities to needy individuals and families