Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Gunnison County


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GUNNISON 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:

$44,343

 

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.

 

$76,290.27

 

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

 



 

TRANSPORTATION:

$425,000

 

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

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$15,749

 

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

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$383,222

 

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

 

$189,578

 

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

 

$1,131,692

 

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

 

$364,350

 

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

 

$98,529

 

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

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$451,363

 

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

 

$284,000

 

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.

 

$65,000

 

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

 

$474,019

 

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

 

$152,490

 

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

 

$30,000

 

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

 

$60,000

 

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

 

$31,130

 

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

 

$1,475

 

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

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$101,261

 

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

 

$306,345

 

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

 

$10,889

 

IDEA Part B funds for disabled preschool students in Gunnison County

 

$9,889,716

 

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

 



 

HOUSING:

$47,940

 

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

 



 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

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

 

OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS:

$23,098

 

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