Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Grand County


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GRAND 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:

$19,917

 

Community Services Block grant to Grand County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Grand County Public Health will provide services to county residents through a partnership with Grand County Colorado Workforce Center. Residents will receive job readiness skills, training, and education.

 

$50,341

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 500 people in Grand County between April 1- October 31, 2009.

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$15,121

 

Justice Assistance grant to Grand County for law enforcement programs.

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$172,535

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the Northwest County Region, which includes Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco counties.

 

$186,270

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Northwest County Region, which includes Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco counties.

 

$2,162,241

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 363 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Grand County.

 

$1,053

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 1,053 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Grand County.

 

$178,143

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 60 people as of June 30, 2010 in Grand County.

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$321,212

 

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

 

$250,000

 

US Department of Agriculture - US Forest Service grant to Confluence Energy, LLC to pay for the co-firing of a coal facility with wood biomass.

 

$1,745,583

 

Grant to Anchor Point Group from the Colorado State Forest Service for fuels reduction work in Gilpin, Boulder, Larimer and Grand counties.

 

$2,000,000

 

Loan forgiveness to the Town of Kremmling for water distribution system upgrades.

 

$751,060

 

Loan forgiveness to the Town of Fraser for water treatment facility upgrades.

 

$3,300,000

 

Loan forgiveness and zero-percent loan to the Town of Hot Sulphur Springs for water treatment facility upgrades.

 

$159,172

 

Grant to the Town of Winter Park from the Colorado State Forest Service to pay for the Winter Park Railroad Easement Thinning Project.

 

$60,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Grand County Business and Economic Development Association for energy efficiency improvements in Grand and Jackson counties.

 

$60,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Grand County Business and Economic Development Association for energy efficiency improvements in Grand and Jackson counties.

 

$2,225

 

Rebates for 15 people in Grand County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$35,011

 

Title I funds to the West Grand School District No. 1 for programs at schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 

$60,326

 

Title I funds to the East Grand School District No. 2 for programs at schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 



 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$2,106,250              Loans to Grand County businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration