Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Fremont County


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FREMONT 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:

$165,832

 

Community Services Block grant to the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (MCSA) (Includes Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Lake Counties) for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Funds will be used to expand and enhance the services of the Colorado Workforce Centers.

 

$61,090

 

Funds to pay for four full-time workers and one part-time worker in Larimer County to expedite the processing of applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps)

 

$441,746.86

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 3,800 people in Fremont County between April 1- October 31, 2009.

 

$63,700

 

Grants to Larimer County to provide congregate meals for low-income seniors

 

$9,550

 

Grant to Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (Includes Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Lake Counties) to distribute emergency food to households and provide meals to needy people

 

$41,154

 

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

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$19,860

 

Justice Assistance grant to Fremont County for law enforcement programs

 

$100,654

 

Justice Assistance grant to Canon City.

 

$27,375

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City of Canon Police Department for the Fremont County Drug Task Force.

 

$133,881

 

COPS grant to Florence Police Department to hire one police officer for three years.

 



 

 

 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$460,884

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the Upper Arkansas County Region (Includes Chaffee, Park, Fremont, and Custer Counties) residents

 

$158,266

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Upper Arkansas County Region (Includes Chaffee, Park, Fremont, and Custer Counties) residents

 

$5,485,440

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 983 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Fremont County.

 

$1,347,875

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 2,011 people (as of June 30, 2010)

 

$672,814

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 270 people as of June 30, 2010.

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$788,572

 

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

 

$2,000,000

 

Loan forgiveness to the Fremont County Water and Sanitation District / North Canon to eliminate individual septic disposal systems.

 

$3,025,930

 

No interest loan to the City of Florence for water treatment facility upgrades.

 

$155,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Colorado State University Extension Service for energy efficiency improvements in Custer and Fremont counties.

 

$2,575

 

Rebates for 24 people in Fremont County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and broilers.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$48,454

 

Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies funds to Cotopaxi Consolidated School District

 

$438,878

 

Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies funds to Fremont School District RE 1

 

$292,590

 

Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies funds to Fremont School District RE 2 School District

 

$684,444

 

IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Part B funds for services to disabled students in Fremont County

 

$24,717

 

IDEA Part B ¿ funds for disabled preschool students in Fremont County.

 

$46,448

 

Grant to the Developmental Opportunities Foundation for Head Start Quality Improvement

 



 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$491,500              Small Business Administration loans
 


CONTRACTS TO FREMONT COUNTY COMPANIES:

$98,842              US Department of Army contract to A & S Construction Company, Inc. for overlay of John Martin Dam roads.