Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Gilpin County


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GILPIN 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:

$4,222

 

Community Services Block grant to Gilpin County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Funds will provide services to eligible residents through a partnership with the Jefferson County Workforce/Tri-County Workforce Center.

 

$39,732.40

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 300 people in Gilpin County between April 1- October 31, 2009

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$296,446

 

Justice Assistance grant to District Attorney’s Office, 1st Judicial District (Includes Gilpin and Jefferson Counties) for the Family Violence Response Act. Funds will be used for a felony Deputy District Attorney (DDA) Family Violence Specialist, and Paralegal to fund a Family Violence Response Project.

 

$262,308

 

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

 

$37,990

 

Gilpin County Combined Victim Services will received a VAWA grant to allow for a staff person to be hired to provide services to victims of crime, crisis, and trauma- specifically domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

 

$149,029

 

1st Judicial District Attorney¿s Office (Includes Jefferson and Gilpin Counties) received the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive grant.

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$1,762,002

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the Tri-County Region, which includes Gilpin, Clear Creek, and Jefferson counties.

 

$476,493

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Tri-County Region.

 

$944,537

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 143 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Gilpin County.

 

$198,325

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 294 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Gilpin County.

 

$113,238

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 37 people as of June 30, 2010 in Gilpin County.

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$47,138

 

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

 

$647,400

 

Grant to the Colorado Youth Corps Association to create 12 16-week jobs for young adults and retain 6 2-year jobs. The 271-acre project, which covers El Paso, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park, Jackson, Routt, Eagle and Dolores counties, involves landscape-level forest restoration, and beetle-kill and fire mitigation work on forestlands.

 

$1,745,583

 

Community Wildfire Protection Plan Development and Implementation Grant to Anchor Point Group, LLC to facilitate the implementation of high-priority fuels reduction projects as detailed in their respective Community Wildfire Protection Plans in Boulder, Gilpin, Grand, and Larimer counties.

 

$60,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Colorado State University Extension Service to provide energy efficiency improvements in Clear Creek and Gilpin counties.

 

$2,160,000

 

Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to pay for work at the Central City/Clear Creek Superfund Site project.

 

$1,650

 

Rebates for 9 people in Gilpin County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances including, dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$9,468

 

Title I funds for Gilpin County schools with high percentages of low-income students

 



 

FEDERAL PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS IN GILPIN COUNTY: 

$50,000

 

National Endowment for the Arts grant to the Central City Opera House to support the preservation of jobs that are threatened by declines in philanthropic and other support during the current economic downturn.

 

$2,160,000

 

Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to pay for work at the Central City/Clear Creek Superfund Site project.