Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Douglas County


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DOUGLAS 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:

$81,921

 

Community Services Block grant for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities in Douglas County. Douglas County will assist adults obtain appropriate employment that will be sustained for at least two years.

 

$513,173.38      

 

Additional 13 percent in benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) to about 4,000 people in Douglas County between April 1, 2009 and October 31, 2009

 

$215,625

 

Community Development Block grant to Douglas County from HUD that will be used for improving the Sedalia Water and Sanitation District system

 



PUBLIC SAFETY:

$119,160

 

Justice Assistance grant for law enforcement programs in Douglas County

 

$10,833

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City of Lone Tree for law enforcement programs

 

$23,697

 

Justice Assistance grant to the Town of Castle Rock for law enforcement programs

 

$27,082

 

Justice Assistance grant to the Town of Parker for law enforcement programs

 

$250,584

 

Grant to the Court Administrator’s Office, 18th Judicial District (includes Douglas, Arapahoe, Elbert, and Lincoln counties) to support a mental health and substance abuse treatment component for the new Mental Health Court.

 

$36,818

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department to create a half-time Victim Advocate position that will provide crisis intervention services to victims of crimes, ensure compliance with all law enforcement Victim Rights requirements, and provide support, referrals, and follow-up services to victims of crime.

 


 

TRANSPORTATION:

$5,400,000

 

Grant to widen one mile of US 85 to two lanes in each direction with shoulders and a raised median with controlled access at US 85 between Titan Road and Cook Ranch

 

$31,465,789

 

Grant to repair or replace concrete slabs on C-470 and resurface C-470 in asphalt, and to rehabilitate the C-470 bike path between I-70 and I-25 on C-470 between I-25 to Santa Fe Drive

 

$333,489

 

Grant to install ramp metering on ramps from Sheridan Blvd. to westbound US 36, 84th Avenue to northbound I-25, Kipling Parkway to eastbound C-470 and Yosemite Street to westbound C470 (project shared between Adams, Douglas and Jefferson counties) – along I-25, US 36 and C-470

 


 

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS/WORKFORCE TRAINING:

$2,613,208

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training in the Arapahoe/Douglas County Region

 

$706,230

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) for the Arapahoe/Douglas County Region

 

$41,652,008

 

Up to 20 weeks of unemployment benefits to 5,359 residents of Douglas County through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program (as of June 30, 2010)

 

$7,743,475

 

An extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program to 11,777 residents of Douglas County (as of June 30, 2010)

 

$4,353,231

 

An additional 13 weeks in benefits through a new state law given to 1,1,55 Douglas County residents as of June 30, 2010.

 

 

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$757,800

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to Douglas County to improve energy efficiency in buildings across the county

 

$174,800

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to City of Castle Rock to improve energy efficiency in buildings across the city.

 

$172,400

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the City of Parker to improve energy efficiency in buildings across the city.

 

$578,248

 

Approximate amount of federal funds expected to be used to provide free energy efficiency services to low-income homes in Douglas County.

 

$700,000

 

Grant to Perry Park Metropolitan District through the Colorado State Forest Service to create or retain 18 jobs for 2 years to perform hazardous fules mitigation on at least 346 acres in the district.

 

$1,183,711

 

Grant to the Coalition for the Upper South Platte, which will create or retain at least 15 jobs to implement the Community Wildfire Protection Plans across Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Park and Teller counties.

 

$68,935

 

Rebates for 462 people in Douglas County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 

 

EDUCATION:

$2,858

 

Grant to improve school lunch services in Douglas County schools

 

$9,367,575         

 

IDEA Part B funds for services to disabled students in Douglas County schools

 

$333,058

 

IDEA Part B – funds for disabled preschool students in Douglas County schools

 

$32,175

 

Federal Work Study program grants to students at Colorado Christian University

 

 

HOUSING:

$264,693

 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments to Reyn Rock Plaza Rental Agency

 

$29,808

 

HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments to Arapahoe Mental Health

 

$32,175

 

Federal Work Study grants to students at Colorado Christian University

 

$60,000

 

HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment to Hadley-Mendel Management for Castle Creek Commons East

 


 

FEDERAL CONTRACTS TO DOUGLAS COUNTY BUSINESSES

$96,952      

 

Contract to AES Group in Parker from the Department of Veterans Affairs

 


 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$6,016,020      

 

Loans to small businesses in Douglas County through the U.S. Small Business Administration