Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

El Paso County


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EL PASO 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:

$891,231

 

Community Services Block grant to El Paso County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. El Paso County will sub grant to four nonprofits to implement the CSBG ARRA program; Pikes Peak Community Action Agency, the Salvation Army, Care & Share, and Goodwill Industries.

 

$163,795

 

Grant to El Paso County to hire 14 part-time workers to expedite the processing of applications for food stamps

 

$5,633,158.43

 

An extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) given to about 52,000 people in El Paso County between April 1, 2009 and Oct. 31, 2009

 

$380,000

 

Grant from the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities program to Courage to Change Ranch for an addiction rehabilitation center.

 



PUBLIC SAFETY:

$418,560

 

Grant to the Colorado Springs Police Department to hire two police officers for three years through the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing program.

 

$621,526

 

Justice Assistance grant to El Paso County for law enforcement programs.

 

$1,957,784

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City of Colorado Springs for law enforcement programs

 

$11,735

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City of Fountain for law enforcement programs.

 

$10,156

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City of Manitou Springs for law enforcement programs.

 

$11,284

 

Justice Assistance grant to the Town of Monument for law enforcement programs.

 

$192,200

 

High Impact Technology Grant to the City of Colorado Springs to create a new information technology position to bring police technology to the department

 

$71,428

 

Grant to the City of Fountain Police Department’s Domestic Violence Awareness Team for services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

 

$1,234,778

 

Grant to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department Community Detoxification Center to provide drug and alcohol treatment to county residents

 

$824,438

 

Grant to the District Attorney’s Office, 4th Judicial District Juvenile Diversion Program to retain six staff members and to add a position to this program

 

$25,740

 

Grant to Centro de la Familia through the Violence Against Women Act to reinstate a bilingual victim advocate/therapist position

 

$31,050

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to CASA of the Pikes Peak Region to hire a .50 FTE Case Supervisor for child abuse cases or domestic violence cases

 

$675,991

 

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) grant to the City of Colorado Springs ICAC Task Force to create a new ICAC coordinator position to oversee operations.

 


 

TRANSPORTATION:

$35,031,818

 

Grant to widen Woodman Road and construct a new interchange at Academy Boulevard including construction of sidewalks and a bike path.

 

$3,463,203

 

Grant to replace a structurally deficient bridge in Falcon and improve drainage

 

$4,550,000

 

Grant to Mountain Metropolitan Transit for the purchase of vehicles and development of routes to serve disabled riders

 

$6,740,778

 

Grant to make taxiway improvements at the Colorado Springs Airport

 


 

WORKFORCE TRAINING AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$3,277,091

 

Grant through the Workforce Investment Act for job training in El Paso County

 

$694,021

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) funds for El Paso County

 

$91,370,901

 

Unemployment benefits given to 14,704 people (as of June 30, 2010) in El Paso County through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, which provides up to 20 weeks of benefits to eligible individuals

 

$21,342,675

 

An extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits given to 32,496 people in El Paso County (as of June 30, 2010) through the Federal Additional Compensation program

 

$11,298,357

 

An additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits given to 3,838 people in El Paso County through a new state law (as of June 30, 2010)

 

 

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$1,937,700

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to El Paso County to improve energy efficiency in buildings across the county.

 

$3,666,100

 

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

 

$5,609,544

 

Estimated amount of federal funds through the Low-Income Weatherization Program to provide free energy efficiency services to low-income residents in El Paso County.

 

$3,020,000

 

Interest-free loan to the City of Manitou Springs for water treatment facility upgrades.

 

$832,801

 

Loan forgiveness to the City of Manitou Springs for water treatment facility upgrades.

 

$1,900,000

 

Interest-free loan to the City of Manitou Springs for sewer collection rehabilitation.

 

$2,000,000

 

Loan forgiveness to the City of Manitou Springs for sewer collection rehabilitation.

 

$418,000

 

 Interest-free loan to the town of Monument Sanitation District to eliminate individual septic disposal systems

 

$2,000,000

 

Loan forgiveness to the town of Monument Sanitation District to eliminate individual septic disposal systems

 

$1,728,593

 

Loan forgiveness to the Widefield WSD for wastewater facility upgrades

 

$647,400

 

Grant to the Colorado Youth Corps Association to create 12 16-week jobs for young adults and retain 6 2-year jobs to conduct landscape work, forest restoration and beetle-kill and fire mitigation over 271 acres – in El Paso, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park, Jackson, Routt, Eagle and Dolores counties)

 

$428,950

 

Grant to the El Paso County Sheriff Office of Emergency Management to retain four full-time and one half-time positions for two or more years. The project will reduce fuel loans on approximately 145 acres that create bottlenecks or block emergency routes.

 

$4,487,000

 

Grant to the El Paso County Wildland Fire Management for community wildfire protection plan implementation.

 

$35,420

 

Funds to Peak Electrical for repair on the Rourke Ranch House

 

$250,000

 

Grant to Colorado Springs Utilities for installing a wood biomass boiler at a prison in Florence, CO.

 

$305,000

 

New Energy Economic Development grant to the Calhan School District to replace the existing HVAC system with a ground source heat pump system.

 

$1,183,711

 

Colorado State Forest Service grant to the Coalition for the Upper South Platte for community wildfire protection plans and implementation in Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Park and Teller counties.

 

$117,066

 

Rebates for 716 people in El Paso County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 

 

EDUCATION:

$602,733

 

Grant to Community Partnership for Child Development for Head Start Quality Improvement

 

$418,950

 

Grant to Community Partnership for Child Development for Head Start expansion.

 

$159,020

 

Grant to improve school lunch programs in El Paso County schools

 

$10,031,163

 

Title I funds for services at El Paso County schools with high percentages of low-income students

 

$16,433

 

Title I-D funds for schools with high numbers of low income students in the Colorado Springs 11 school districts.

 

$18,731,388

 

IDEA Part B funds for services to disabled students in El Paso County schools.

 

$641,290

 

IDEA Part B funds for disabled preschool students in El Paso County.

 

$40,000

 

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Funds to provide services to students who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in El Paso County schools.

 

$12,816,162

 

State Fiscal Stabilization Funds expended as of March 31, 2010, at the University of Colorado ¿ Colorado Springs campus to preserve jobs and programs. A significant amount of additional funds will continue to be spent in coming months.

 

$7,945,839

 

State Fiscal Stabilization Funds expended as of March 31, 2010, at Pikes Peak Community College to preserve jobs and programs. A significant amount of additional funds will be spent in coming months.

 

$42,563

 

Federal Work Study grants to students at Colorado College

 

$122,250

 

Federal Work Study grants to students at Colorado Technical University

 

$63,728

 

Federal Work Study grants to students at Pikes Peak Community College

 

$80,053

 

Federal Work Study grants to students at University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

 

$1,400,000

 

Five research grants to the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

 

$1,031,392

 

Impact Aid School Construction grant to the Fountain – Fort Carson School District for renovations to school buildings

 

$76,340

 

Research grant to Colorado College

 

 

HOUSING:

$1,440,302

 

Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund to the Colorado Springs Housing Authority

 

$70,503

 

Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund to the City of Fountain Housing Authority

 

$1,031,628

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments to the Whitney Young Manor Apartments

 

$24,780

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Sunnyrest Housing Corp.

 

$262,032

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Colorado Springs Catholic Housing

 

$174,000

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to GHB Housing Ltd/Garden Apartments

 

$269,334

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Four Seasons Apartments

 

$85,470

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Colorado Springs Housing Authority

 

$41,676

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to the City of Fountain Housing Authority – Fountain Townhomes

 

$131,544

 

Section 8 program funds to Payne Chapel Housing

 

$1,043,089

 

Grant to the City of Colorado Springs for work through the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing program – providing services to people at risk of homelessness

 

 

HEALTHCARE:

$776,173

 

Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Peak Vista Community Health Center for increased demand for services

 

$1,880,475

 

Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Peak Vista Community Health Center to purchase health information technology, replacement of clinical & office equipment & repair of 2 facilities.

 

$1,300,000

 

Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Peak Vista Community Health Centers through the Health Center Cluster Program for a mobile family care clinic

 


 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES

$37,144,023      

 

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

 

 

 

OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS:
 

$1,675,673

 

Twelve constructions contracts to DWG & Associates, Inc. in Colorado Springs

 

$5,035,283

 

24 contracts from the Air Force to TDF Construction in Colorado Springs

 

$650,345

 

Six contracts for design and construction observation at three water infrastructure projects - in Monument, Siebert and Kit Carson - to GMS Inc. in Colorado Springs

 

$44,614

 

Two contracts from the U.S. Department of Energy to Energy Management Engineering in Colorado Springs

 

$418,660

 

Contract from the U.S. Department of Interior to Green Electric in Colorado Springs

 

$816,077

 

10 contracts from the Air Force to GTS Construction Inc. in Colorado Springs for work on Schriever AFA

 

$1,977,793

 

Contract from the Department of the Army to Federal Contracting Inc. in Colorado Springs

 

$1,149,225

 

Five contracts from the Department of the Air Force to Contract Management Inc.

 

$405,704

 

Contract from the US Army Corps of Engineers to J&J Maintenance in Fort Carson

 

$65,718

 

Contract from the Department of Agriculture to Hartland Excavation in Colorado Springs for forest service work in the Pike and San Isabel National Forest

 

$1,171,823

 

Contract from the Federal Aviation Administration to JE Hurley Construction in Colorado Springs for airport work

 

$27,396,000

 

Deferred maintenance and equipment upgrades at Peterson Air Force Base

 

$8,113,660

 

Construction of a Child Development Center at Peterson Air Force Base

 

$5,923,685

 

Repair and renovation projects at Peterson Air Force Base

 

$26,855,092

 

Parking lot improvements, construction of a child care center and building repairs at Fort Carson

 

$563,326

 

Highway and bridge construction at Fort Carson

 

$18,300,000

 

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Upgrades for Buildings at the US Air Force Academy – being done by Colorado Springs Utilities