Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Denver County


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DENVER 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:        

 

$1,720,060           Community Services Block grant to Denver City & County to help residents move out of poverty, with special emphasis on employment services such as training, placement, retention and support services.      

 

$2,462,903 Community Development Block grant to Denver City & County to pay for $1.37 million in small business lending, $850,000 in neighborhood community/economic revitalization projects.      

 

$8,944,408 An additional 13 percent in benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, given to about 68,000 people in Denver County as of Oct. 30, 2009.      

 

$273,633 Additional administrative funds to pay overtime to existing staff to expedite the processing of applications for food stamps.      

 

$500,000 Department of Justice contract to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado for youth mentoring      

 

         
           

 

PUBLIC SAFETY:
(Some of these grants will benefit other parts of the state.)
       

 

$2,789,148 Justice Assistance grant from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to Denver City and County for work in the areas of juvenile justice, prosecution, crime control and law enforcement.
 
     

 

$208,052 Justice Assistance grant to the City and County of Denver Department of Human Services to pair youths with AmeriCorps members serving as mentors through the Community Building Partnership/Youth in Transition program      

 

$120,000 Justice Assistance grant to the Denver Sheriff’s Department for a new K9 Unit and the hiring of a recently laid-off officer      

 

$509,592

 

Justice Assistance grant to the Denver Sheriff’s Department to rehire four of 11 officers for courthouse duty who were laid off for budget reasons in April 2009

 

     

 

$520,971 Justice Assistance grant to the City & County of Denver, City Attorney’s Office to implement an electronic database management system.      

 

$100,000

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City & County of Denver, Police Department to support full functionality of Denver’s electronic Records Management System by investing in additional RMS licenses for desktop computers in locations that officers frequently create reports.


 

     

 

$75,662 Justice Assistance grant to the District Attorney’s Office, 2nd Judicial District, Building Healthy Teen Relationships program, with Project PAVE. The project will increase awareness of Denver Metro youth about teen dating violence through comprehensive education and outreach centered on an innovative, interactive classroom curriculum presented by professional educators and trained teen peer educators.      

 

$274,468

 

Justice Assistance grant to the Colorado Judicial Department, Denver Juvenile Probation, SUCCESS Program which seeks to reduce the number of African-American male youth in confinement/detention.
 

     

 

$78,125 Justice Assistance grant to the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence
 
     

 

$103,798 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to the State Court Administrator’s Office. The project will build on a current VAWA-funded project focusing on continuing judicial education through e-learning with the added focus of providing just in time education for court personnel, probation, advocates and treatment providers.
 
     

 

$72,500

 

Violence Against Women Act grant to the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence to create one (1.0) FTE position to improve services to Colorado victims of domestic violence through expanded technical assistance to domestic violence programs through enhanced use of technology.

 

     

 

$42,022 Violence Against Women Act grant to the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault to create a new staff position, plan a statewide meeting, and to update and distribute the CCASA Hotline Manual for use by member organizations and other service providers.
 
     

 

$286,323 Violence Against Women Act grant to the Denver Police Department to create a new Domestic Violence Patrol Project that will allow for all calls involving incidents of domestic violence, during the highest DV calls for service times, to receive immediate on-scene response from Patrol Officers specifically trained in enhanced DV investigative strategies. In addition, Victim Specialists will provide immediate intervention, safety planning, and victim services on-scene.      

 

$63,375 Violence Against Women Act grant to Maria Droste Services of Colorado, Inc., Survivors Mental Health Program, which will provide mental health services, including intake assessment, individual therapy, medication management and crisis intervention/case management services, to adult survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who have serious mental illness.      

 

$118,444 Violence Against Women Act grant to Colorado Legal Services to create jobs for a civil attorney and paralegal to provide VAWA Self-petitioning representation to immigrant domestic violence victims around the state      

 

$105,658

 

Violence Against Women Act grant to the District Attorney’s Office, 2nd Judicial District, to hire a Training & Resource Coordinator to coordinate curricula development, institutionalize training, form a community of presenters bureau and protocol updates.

 

     

 

$185,961 Violence Against Women Act grant to the District Attorney’s Office, 2nd Judicial District, Sexual Assault Prosecution Enhancement project, which will create a full-time sexual assault prosecutor specialist position to work closely with law enforcement and prosecutors to improve filing and conviction rates of sexual assaults in the City and County of Denver.      

 

$63,000

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to the Denver Center for Crime Victims to restore 1.0 FTE job for a Bilingual Counselor.
 

     

 

$50,909

 

Victims of Crime Act grant to the District Attorney’s Office, 2nd Judicial District to reinstate .62 FTE Community Advocate Program position.
 

     
           

 

$34,173

 

Victims of Crime Act grant to Project PAVE, Inc. to retain a .50 FTE child and family therapist who will provide early intervention counseling and advocacy for underserved youth ages 5-18 who have witnessed or been victimized by relationship violence.
 

     

 

$21,437

 

Victims of Crime Act grant to Safehouse Denver, Inc. to retain a Women’s Advocate who provides safe shelter, counseling, and support services to women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.
 

     

 

$29,895 Victims of Crime Act grant to Servicios de la Raza, Inc. to fund a .50 FTE victim advocacy position.      

 

$44,213

 

Violence Against Women Act grant to Safehouse Denver, Inc., Emergency Shelter Services project, which provides safe shelter, counseling, and support services to women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.

 

     

 

         

 

TRANSPORTATION:        

 

$21,655,790 Grant to replace the Alameda Avenue bridge over I-25 with a wider one to accommodate an additional lane in each direction.      

 

$4,190,706 Grant to resurface about 3 miles of I-25 in asphalt between 6th Avenue and 23rd Avenue      

 

$12,000,000 Grant for I-70 Central Park Blvd. Interchange reconstruction, which allows for redevelopment of the North Stapleton area.      

 

$18,600,000 Grant from the Federal Transit Administration to the Regional Transportation District for Denver Union Station renovations.      

 

$250,000 Grant for Bikeway improvements      

 

$11,489,921 Two grants for runway rehabilitation, terminal taxiways and apron improvements and shoulder widening at Denver International Airport.      

 

$753,399

 

Grant from the Federal Transit Administration to the Regional Transportation District to purchase an automated passenger counter for light rail and buses.

 

     

 

         

 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:        

 

$1,741,035 Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training of 690 low-income youths ages 15 to 24      

 

$1,536,551 Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training of 559 adults and 183 dislocated workers      

 

$779,286 Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES)      

 

$118,779,078 The Emergency Unemployment Compensation program provides up to 20 weeks of benefits to eligible people. As of June 30, 2010, 18,652 people were paid in Denver County.      

 

$25,738,025 The Federal Additional Compensation program increases the Weekly Benefit Allowance (WBA) for unemployment benefits by $25 per week through December 31, 2009 for eligible individuals. As of June 30, 2010, 37,078 people were paid in benefits in Denver County.      

 

$13,190,809

 

The Recovery Act pays for 13 additional weeks of benefits through a new state law. As of June 30, 2010, 4,452 people were paid in benefits in Denver County.

 

     
           

 

$698,828 U.S. Department of Labor grant to Year One Inc. to provide job training to youths.
 
     

 

$3,633,195 U.S. Department of Labor grant to Mi Casa Resource Center for Women Inc. to provide green job training and referrals to 500 disadvantaged residents. The agency will partner with Charity House, iCAST, Denver Institute of Urban Studies, American Pathways University and the Denver Office of Economic Development.      

 

         

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:        

 

$6,079,500

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to Denver County for various city facility upgrades, LED traffic signals, energy financing programs, neighborhood weatherization and tree planting, Denver Bike Sharing programs, and administrative costs.

 

     

 

$4,853,758

 

Competitive Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to Denver County for retrofit ramp-up program.

 

     

 

$8,547,838 Approximate amount of federal funds expected to be used to provide free energy efficiency improvements to low-income homes in Denver County.      

 

$275,000 Grant to Denver Mountain Parks, through the Colorado State Forest Service to create one new job for 18 months and six jobs for 14 months to provide treatment of hazardous fuels and wildlife habitat and forest health improvement on 200 acres in Denver and Clear Creek counties.      

 

$317,100 Environmental Protection Agency grant to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to develop the Statewide Water Quality Management Plan.      

 

$1,250,000

 

Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Regional Air Quality Council to develop retrofitting and engine repowering for trucking fleets and school districts.

 

     

 

$850,000 Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to retrofit diesel vehicles in the Denver area.      

 

$60,000

 

Grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Year One Inc. to provide weed control.

 

     

 

$700,000 Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Denver Department of Environmental Health to reduce emissions and improve air quality with municipal vehicles.
 
     

 

$653,209 Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to the Governor’s Energy Office to build regional energy assurance through communication on energy security, grid reliability and emergency response.      

 

$145,000

 

New Energy Economic Development (NEED) grant to B&H Industries in Denver to install a photovoltaic system next to a livestock feeding operation in Rocky Ford

 

     

 

$65,800 New Energy Economic Development (NEED) grant to Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) in Denver to develop a green building code for the City and County of Denver.      

 

$189,120

 

New Energy Economic Development (NEED) grant to the Denver Regional Council of Governments to develop a web-based information portal to allow building owners to estimate the costs and benefits of installing photovoltaic systems on their buildings.

 

     

 

$210,040 Department of Energy grant to the City and County of Denver to develop or expand an energy assurance plan that will improve electricity reliability and energy security for the city.      

 

$19,359 Governor's Energy Office grant to All American Energy in Denver to help bring new residential energy efficiency products or services to market.      

 

$24,000 Governor's Energy Office grant to Energy Delivery Services in Denver to help with business expansion and new employee training.      

 

$19,618 Governor's Energy Office grant to GB3 Energy Solutions in Denver to help with business expansion and new employee training      

 

$5,000 Governor's Energy Office grant to US Weatherizing in Denver to help with business expansion and new employee training.      

 

$4,780,000 Flint Geothermal LLC. The Company will use a combination of geological mapping tools to identify resources in Colorado.      

 

$97,673 Rebates for 684 people in Denver County for the purchase of energy efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.      

 

         

 

EDUCATION:        

 

$39,365,794 State Fiscal Stabilization Funds to be used to maintain jobs and programs at Metropolitan State College over three fiscal years.      
           

 

$4,197,724 State Fiscal Stabilization Funds spent as of Sept. 30, 2009, at the Community College of Denver to maintain jobs and programs      

 

$40,590,356

 

State Fiscal Stabilization Funds spent as of Sept. 30, 2009, at the University of Colorado Denver campus. Those funds were split between the Auraria Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus in Adams County.

 

     

 

$31,942,014 Title I funds for Denver Public Schools with high percentages of low- income students      

 

$450,500 Title I-D funds for schools with high numbers of low income students in the Denver County 1 school district.      

 

$16,242,818 IDEA Part B funds for services to disabled students in Denver Public Schools      

 

$580,055 IDEA Part B – funds for disabled preschool students in Denver County.      

 

$42,248 National School Lunch funds to improve lunch programs at Synergy Outpatient Child Care Center
 
     

 

$24,282 National School Lunch funds to improve lunch programs at Urban Peak Denver
 
     

 

$15,252 National School Lunch funds to improve lunch programs at Denver Children’s Hospital
 
     

 

$2,489 National School Lunch funds to improve lunch programs at St. Rose of Lima School
 
     

 

$70,000 McKinney-Vento Homeless Education funds to Denver Public Schools to provide services to students at risk of homelessness
 
     

 

$49,309 Federal Work Study Program grants to students at the Art Institute of Colorado
 
     

 

$42,398 Federal Work Study Program grants to students at Community College of Denver
 
     

 

$131,834 Federal Work Study Program grants to students at Metropolitan State College of Denver      

 

$174,463

 

Federal Work Study Program grants to students at University of Colorado Denver (some of these grants will apply to students at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Adams County)

 

     

 

$455,400 Federal Work Study Program grants to students at the University of Denver
 
     

 

$106,276 Federal Work Study Program grants to students at Regis University
 
     

 

$487,662 Federal grant to the Denver Head Start Office for Quality Improvement
 
     

 

$612,000 Federal grant to the Denver Head Start Office for expansion of head start, expanding to 70 additional students.
 
     

 

$90,325 Federal grant to Sheridan School District 2 for Head Start programs
 
     

 

$86,987 Federal grant to Clayton/Mile High Family Futures Project for Head Start Quality Improvement
 
     
           

 

$61,502 Federal grant to Family Star for Head Start Quality Improvement
 
     

 

$248,694 Federal grant to Rocky Mountain Ser/Jobs for Progress, Inc. for Head Start Quality Improvement
 
     

 

$52,734 Federal grant to Catholic Charities for Head Start Quality Improvement
 
     

 

$249,781 Federal grant to United Cerebral Palsy of Colorado Inc. for Head Start Quality Improvement
 
     

 

$7,183,643 Federal grant to Community Development Institute Head Start
 
     

 

$1,484,416 Five research grants to the University of Denver
 
     

 

         

 

HOUSING:        

 

$7,799,206 US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund (Formula Grant) to Denver Housing Authority.      

 

$4,932,324

 

HUD Public Housing Capital grant to the Denver Housing Authority to fund the construction of 90 new units of mixed income housing, including the creation of 30 replacement public housing units at the Park Avenue Redevelopment, Benedict Park Place, Block 5B site

 

     

 

$1,146,157 HUD Public Housing Capital grant to the Denver Housing Authority for work on the Park Avenue Redevelopment, Benedict Park Place, Block 4B project.      

 

$1,335,000 HUD Public Housing Capital grant to the Denver Housing Authority for improvements to the opportunity center at the John R. Mulroy Apartments and Community Center, 3550 W. 13th Avenue      

 

$10,000,000 HUD Public Housing Capital grant to the Denver Housing Authority for rehabilitation of Westwood Homes, 855 Irving Street, which includes 176 housing units and a head start program and community spaces.      

 

$10,000,000 HUD grant targeting green public housing to the Housing Authority of the City & County of Denver for a 100-unit facility at the South Lincoln development site at 10th and Osage for seniors and disabled residents.      

 

$3,769,259 HUD grant through the Homeless Prevention & Re-Housing Program to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless to shift the focus from providing shelter to preventing homelessness and quickly re-housing people who have become homeless. Funds will be spent on rental assistance and supportive services.      

 

$3,174,297 Funds from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP), administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, for construction of 112 affordable housing units at 1601 Colorado.      

 

$2,208,317 Funds from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP), administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, for construction of 50 affordable housing units at 5100 W. Alameda.      

 

$670,000 Funds from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP), administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, for construction of 62 affordable housing units at Chaffee Park Senior Residents at 4580 North Tejon Street      

 

$1,780,572 Funds from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP), administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, for construction/rehabilitation of 100 affordable housing units at Denver Gardens at 6801 E. Mississippi Avenue.      

 

$870,757 Funds from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP), administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, for construction of 65 affordable housing units at 305 W. Park Avenue.      
           

 

$5,907,584 Funds from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP), administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, for construction of 97 affordable housing units – targeting the homeless – at 551 E. Colfax.      

 

$4,891,050 Funds from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Exchange Program (TCEP), administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, for construction of 33 affordable housing units at 3150 Downing Street      

 

$7,030,494 Funds from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Exchange Program (TCEP), administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, for construction of 89 affordable housing units at 1525 Franklin Street.      

 

$5,401,172 Funds from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Exchange Program (TCEP), administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, for construction of 93 affordable housing units at 1323 Gilpin Street.      

 

$124,488 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments to Brothers Redevelopment Inc.      

 

$492,111 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments to Steele Denver Gardens LLC.      

 

$433,342 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments to Allied Housing South.
 
     

 

$205,460 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments to Volunteers of America – Sunset Park
 
     

 

$244,260 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments to Volunteers of America – Sunset Towers
 
     

 

$289,415 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments to Olin Apartments
 
     

 

$668,376 Two HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments to Allied Housing Inc.
 
     

 

$193,158 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments to Aurora Homes
 
     

 

$54,818 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Urban Property Management – Bethlehem Square Apartments
 
     

 

$644,448 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Clare Gardens Inc.
 
     

 

$664,288 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Francis Heights Inc.
 
     

 

$67,118 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Colorado Veterans & Retired Railroaders for Golden Spike Apartments
 
     

 

$193,704 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to the Denver Housing Authority for Lincoln Park
 
     

 

$1,897,740 HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Renaissance 88 Apartments
 
     

 

         

 

HEALTHCARE:        
           

 

$680,255

Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless to purchase electronic health record system.

     

 

$2,500,000

 

Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Denver Health’s Community Health Services for the expansion of Montbello Family Health Center.
 

     

 

$1,474,375 Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Denver Health’s Community Health Services to pay for increased services at health centers.
 
     

 

$250,000 Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the Colorado Community Managed Care Network to implement health information technology.
 
     

 

$680,255 Grant from HHS to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless for capital improvements
 
     

 

$1,865,625 Grant from HHS to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless for the implementation of health information technology.
 
     

 

$344,910 Grant from HHS to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless to pay for increased services to health centers.
 
     

 

$191,250 Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to the Colorado Community Managed Care Network for development of electronic health records.
 
     

 

$10,267,465 17 grants to National Jewish Health from the National Institutes for Health for health research
 
     

 

$977,516 Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for work to control healthcare-associated infections.
 
     

 

$1,686,998 Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for work on increasing the number of children and adults vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases.
 
     

 

$267,602 Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to develop best practices for monitoring school vaccination coverage.
 
     

 

$490,402 Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to develop the capacity for billing health insurance plans for services provided by state and local healthcare agencies.
 
     

 

$1,022,022 Grant from the Food and Nutrition Service to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to promote the development of model WIC systems.
 
     

 

$414,402 Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for continued work in identifying and responding to emerging infections.
 
     

 

$144,699 Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to improve data quality and assessment of immunization information.
 
     

 

$1,762,066 Three grants from the National Institutes of Health to Denver Health for research
 
     

 

$184,501 National Institutes of Health grant to Kaiser Foundation Hospitals for research
 
     

 

         

 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:        
           

 

$40,179,385 Small Business Administration loans      

 

OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS:        

 

$398,502 Department of the Interior contract to DHM Design Corporation for services related to National Park Service projects      

 

$41,580 Two contracts to Ero Resources Corporation
 
     

 

$9,997 Employment Standards Administration contract to HEP-Denver Ltd      

 

$208,214 Public Buildings Service contract to M.E. Group Inc.
 
     
           

 

$296,719

Two Agricultural Research Service contracts to Arcini Construction
 

     

 

$351,037 National Park Service contract to Blue Line Building Services
 
     

 

$50,000

 

Grant to the New Dance Theatre from the National Endowment for the Arts to preserve jobs
 

     

 

$50,000

 

Grant to the Colorado Ballet Company from the National Endowment for the Arts to preserve jobs
 

     

 

$250,000

 

Grant to the City and County of Denver from the National Endowment for the Arts to preserve jobs
 

     

 

$628,800

 

Grant to the Western States Arts Federation from the National Endowment for the Arts to preserve jobs
 

     

 

$100,000

 

Grant from the National Science Foundation to Vescent Photonics in Denver for research
 

     

 

$250,000 Grant from the Administration for Children and Families to the Colorado Nonprofit Association for building capacity among non-profits through the Strengthening Communities Fund.