Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Huerfano County


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HUERFANO 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:

$84,441

 

Community Services Block grant to the South Central Council of Governments for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities in Huerfano and Las Animas counties. The agency will partner with Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Rocky Mountain SER, and Trinidad State Junior College to increase jobs for rural youth.

 

$150,207.58

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 1,200 people in Huerfano County between April 1- October 31, 2009

 

$34,256

 

Grant for the Child Care & Development Fund awarded to the Judiciary Courts of the State of Colorado in Huerfano County.

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$12,187

 

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

 



WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$573,152

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the South Central County Region, which includes Alamosa, Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, and Las Animas counties.

 

$244,678

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the South Central County Region.

 

$990,140

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 181 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Huerfano County

 

$273,600

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 414 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Huerfano County

 

$107,889

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 43 people as of June 30, 2010 in Huerfano County.

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$307,700

 

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

 

$85,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Southern Colorado Council of Governments for energy efficiency improvements in Huerfano and Las Animas counties.

 

$175

 

Rebates for 2 people in Huferano County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances including, dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$47,197

 

IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Part A funds to South Central BOCES for services to disabled pre-school students in Huerfano Re-1 schools and 14 other school districts

 

$169,687

 

Title I funds awarded to Huerfano School District # RE –1 for programs at schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 

$20,380

 

Title I funds awarded to La Veta Re-2 School District for programs at schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 

$99,750

 

Technology funds through a competitive process to Huerfano School District # RE –1 for technology improvements

 

$32,408

 

Technology funds awarded to Huerfano School District # RE –1 for technology improvements

 

$1,327,843

 

IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Part B funds to South Central BOCES for services to disabled pre-school students in Huerfano Re-I schools and 14 other school districts.

 

$74,455

 

Grant to improve school lunch services in Huerfano County Schools

 



 

HOUSING: 

$262,598

 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund grant to the Walsenburg Housing Authority.

 

 

 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$1,551,000              Loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration

 

OTHER FEDERAL GRANTS: 

$25,000

 

US Department of Agriculture funds to Spanish Peaks Library for community facilities.