Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Garfield County


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GARFIELD 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:

$70,869

 

Community Services Block grant to Garfield County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Garfield County Department of Human Services will participate with Colorado Mountain College and the local Workforce Center (WIA) in expanding the Job Search Survival Kit Program and the Work Keys and Key Train Program to prepare clients to be more marketable and competitive in the current labor market.

 

$381,847.14

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 3,000 people in Garfield County between April 1- October 31, 2009

 

$6,917

 

Grant to Garfield County Lift Up, Inc awarded grant to distribute emergency food to households and provide meals to needy people.

 

$20,243

 

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

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$48,973

 

Justice Assistance grant to Garfield County for law enforcement programs

 

$28,210

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City of Glenwood Springs for technology upgrades and K-9 replacements.

 

$11,921

 

Justice Assistance grant to the Garfield County Sheriff¿s Department for the Improvement of School Programs & Public Relations program.

 



 

TRANSPORTATION:

$2,500,000

 

Grant to upgrade traffic signals and improve ramp width and length at the Glenwood Springs interchange of I-70 (US 6 and State Highway 82)

 

$50,000

 

Grant to the City of Glenwood Springs to construct a bicycle/pedestrian trail adjacent to Devereaux Road at I-70.

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$427,965

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the Rural Resort County Region, which includes Garfield, Lake, Eagle, Pitkin, and Summit counties.

 

$179,504

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Rural Resort County Region.

 

$10,727,251

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 1568 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Garfield County.

 

$2,368,750

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 3,862 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Garfield County

 

$654,788

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 217 people as of June 30, 2010 in Garfield County.

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$227,500

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant awarded to Garfield County.

 

$1,101,298

 

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

 

$2,925

 

Rebates for 32 people in Garfield County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 



 

HEALTHCARE: 

$2,000,000

 

Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Mountain Family Health Center to build a new medical and dental facility in Rifle, CO

 

$238,816

 

Grant from HHS to Mountain Family Health Center to cover increased demand for services.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$2,787,262

 

State Fiscal Stabilization Funds (H. Ed.) awarded to Colorado Mountain College.

 

$66,251

 

Title I-A grant to the Garfield County School District for programs at schools with high percentage of low-income students.

 

$186,364

 

Title I-A grant to Garfield County School District Re-2 for programs at schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 

$334,320

 

Title I-A grant to Roaring Fork School District for programs at schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 



 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$2,285,800              Loans to Garfield County businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration

 

CONTRACTS TO GARFIELD COUNTY COMPANIES:

$2,828,414              US Department of Transportation contract to Gould Construction, Inc. to reconstruct the general aviation ramp at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport.