Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Eagle County


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EAGLE 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:

$71,200

 

Community Services Block grant to Eagle County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Eagle County will assist qualified adults achieve self-sufficiency by securing employment or upgrading skills in order to progress in their careers through emergency services offered through the Department of Health & Human Services and subcontracting with Colorado Mountain College and the Colorado Workforce Center for hands-on job training activities.

 

$1,122,608

 

Community Development Block grant to the Town of Red Cliff for infrastructure projects.

 

$127,783.07

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 1,000 people in Eagle County between April 1-October 31, 2009

 

$66,321

 

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

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$31,595

 

Justice Assistance grant to Eagle County for law enforcement programs

 

$29,164

 

Justice Assistance grants to the Town of Avon

 

$28,598

 

Justice Assistance grant to Town of Vail Police Department for the Eagle County Information Sharing Project

 

$40,023

 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to Bright Future Foundation of Eagle County. Funds will allow Bright Future to reinstate a bilingual victim advocate position.

 



 

TRANSPORTATION:

$10,821,276

 

Grant to construct three roundabouts at the Edwards interchange.

 

$8,000,000

 

Grant to resurface 14 miles of I-70 between Vail Pass and Silverthorne as well as the right lane of eastbound I-70 between milepost 180 and 190. Repairing expansion joints and bridge decks will rehabilitate a number of bridges along the I-70 corridor.

 

$2,014,973

 

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

 

$375,000

 

Grant construct a bicycle/pedestrian trail along US 24 between I-70 and County Road 14.

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$427,965

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the Rural Resort County Region (Includes Garfield, Lake, Eagle, Pitkin, and Summit counties) residents

 

$179,504

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Rural Resort County Region (Includes Garfield, Lake, Eagle, Pitkin, and Summit counties) residents.

 

$7,491,289

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 1149 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Eagle County.

 

$1,973,750

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 3,801 people (as of June 30, 2010).

 

$416,114

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 129 jobless workers as of June 30, 2010.

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$786,789

 

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

 

$2,000,000

 

Loan forgiveness awarded to the Town of Red Cliff for sewer line extensions to connect to Colorado City.

 

$647,400

 

Colorado State Forest Service (Award includes El Paso, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park, Jackson, Routt, Eagle, and Dolores counties) grant awarded Colorado Youth Corps Association funds to create 12 16-week jobs for young adults and retain 6 2-year jobs. The 271-acre project involves landscape-level forest restoration, and beetle-kill and fire mitigation work on forestlands.

 

$125,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to Eagle County for energy efficiency improvements in buildings in the county.

 

$2,650

 

Rebates for 25 people in Eagle County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$248,068

 

Title I-A Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies to Eagle County School District RE-50 J.

 

$40,000

 

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Funds for students in Eagle School District RE-50 J.

 

$33,669

 

Head Start 2009 ARRA COLA Quality Improvements Program funds awarded to Eagle County School District RE-50 J.

 

$1,163,604

 

Teacher Incentive Program funds awarded to Eagle County School District RE-50 J.

 



 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$ 7,175,450              Loans to businesses in Eagle County through the U.S. Small Business Administration