Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Jackson County


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JACKSON 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:

$4,863

 

Community Services Block grant to Jackson County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Jackson County Nursing Services will provide food and other selected personal item vouchers to low income participants after they have completed a simple nutrition lesson.

 

$11,195.35

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 120 people in Jackson County between April 1- October 31, 2009.

 

$15,770

 

Grant for the Child Care & Development Fund in Jackson County.

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$58,500

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to SAVA Center, which services Jackson, Weld, and Larimer counties. Funds will expand contract therapist services to meet unmet needs of sexual assault victims in these rural areas.

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$172,535

 

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

 

$186,270

 

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

 

$103,905

 

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

 

$52,300

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 110 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Jackson County.

 

$18,576

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 7 people in Jackson County as of June 30, 2010.

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$57,230

 

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

 

$647,400

 

Colorado State Forest Service grant to the Colorado Youth Corps Association for forest work in El Paso, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park, Jackson, Routt, Eagle, and Dolores counties.

 

$250,000

 

Colorado State Forest Service grant to Focused on the Forest, LLC to create three new jobs and to expand the company¿s ability to utilize forest products.

 

$1,403,796

 

US Department of Agriculture ¿ Forest Service funds to remove roadside hazardous trees in the Walden area.

 

$75

 

Rebate for 1 person in Jackson County for the purchase of energy efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$29,883

 

Title I funds for the North Park School District R-1 for programs at schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$29,883

 

Title I funds for the North Park School District R-1 for programs at schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 



 

CONTRACTS TO JACKSON COUNTY COMPANIES:: 

$185,000

 

US Department of Agriculture contract to Forest Products, Inc. in Walden for hazardous fuels reduction.