Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Elbert County


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ELBERT 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:

$55,926

 

Community Services Block grant to the Colorado East Community Action Agency (MCSA) (Includes Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, and Lincoln Counties) for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Funds will be used to provide services to low-income residents of Elbert, Lincoln, Kit Carson, and Cheyenne Counties through Morgan Community College, the Small Business Development Center, regional workforce centers and social services departments.

 

$1,067,365.68

 

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

 

$26,472

 

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

 


 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$250,584

 

Justice Assistance grant to the Court Administrator’s Office, 18th Judicial District ((Includes Elbert, Arapahoe, Douglas, and Lincoln Counties) for their Mental Health Court Treatment Program.

 



WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: 

$383,271

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the Eastern County Region (Includes Elbert, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma, Kit Carson, Lincoln, and Cheyenne Counties) residents.

 

$268,542

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Eastern County Region (Includes Elbert, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma, Kit Carson, Lincoln, and Cheyenne Counties) residents.

 

$3,768,831

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 500 people (as of Nov. 30, 2009) in Elbert County.

 

$765,900

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 1,150 people (as of June 30, 2010)

 

$380,511

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 109 people as of June 30, 2010.

 

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$74,581       

 

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

 

$120,000       

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the East Central Colorado RC&D for energy efficiency improvements in buildings in Elbert, Lincoln, Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties.

 

$5,375       

 

Rebates for 33 people in Elbert county for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances including, dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 

 

EDUCATION: 

$81,919

 

Title I funds for Low Income Schools in Elbert County

 

$51,632

 

IDEA Part B funds for disabled preschool students in Elbert County

 

$27,283

 

Grant to improve school lunch services in Elbert County

 

 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$349,000        

 

Small Business Administration loans in Elbert County