Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Gilpin County

View PDF




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 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.




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






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.




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




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.




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






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




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




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




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




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






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




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.




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.




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




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




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






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






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.




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