Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Hinesdale County


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HINESDALE 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.

 

$2,913.93

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 25 people in Hinsdale County between April 1- October 31, 2009

 

 

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

 

$62,650

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 10 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Hinsdale County.

 

$14,575

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 28 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Hinsdale County.

 

$8,446

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 3 people in Hinsdale County as of June 30, 2010.

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$22,156

 

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

 

$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.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$10,777

 

Title I funds for services at Hinsdale County schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 

$99,749

 

Education Technology State grant to Hinsdale RE-1 School District.