Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Gunnison County

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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 Gunnison and Hinsdale counties for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Funds will pay for assessment and development plans for individuals needing support assistance in securing employment.




Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 550 people in Gunnison County between April 1- October 31, 2009.






Grant to Gunnison County to construct a bicycle/pedestrian trail along the west side of State Highway 135 near County Road 48






Justice Assistance grant to the City of Gunnison for law enforcement programs.






Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the Western County Region, which includes Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, San Miguel, Ouray, and Hinsdale counties.




Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Western County Region




Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 205 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Gunnison County.




Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 721 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Gunnison County.




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






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




Grant to Western State College to convert the existing conventional gas boiler system at Taylor Hall to a woody biomass system. The grant was awarded by the Governor’s Energy Office through the New Energy Economic Development (NEED) program.




Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Office for Resource Efficiency (ORE) to improve energy efficiency in buildings in Gunnison and Hinsdale counties.




Loan forgiveness to Gunnison County for a sewer line extension for a homeowners association.




National Park Service contract to John Deere Shared Services for maintenance work in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park




Bureau of Land Management grant for work to close hazardous mine openings within the area of the BLM Gunnison field office.




Grant to the Colorado Youth Corps Association to do work at the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area.




Governor's Energy Office grant to Town of Crested Butte for energy efficiency retrofits or renewable energy installations on historic properties.




Rebates for 19 people in Gunnison County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances including, dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.






Title I funds to the Gunnison Watershed School District for programs at schools with high percentages of low-income students.




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




IDEA Part B funds for disabled preschool students in Gunnison County




State Fiscal Stabilization Funds to maintain programs at Western State College for three fiscal years ($2.28 million was allocated for FY 08-09).






Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Gunnison County for the Mountain View Apartments.




$865,000              Loans to small businesses in Gunnison County through the U.S. Small Business Administration





US Department of Agriculture contract to Wood Product Signs/Recycle Plus, Inc. for signage and other identification projects.