Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Lake County


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LAKE 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:

$165,832

 

Community Services Block grant to the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (MCSA) County Region, which serves Lake, Chaffee, Custer, and Fremont counties, for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Funds will be used to expand and enhance the services of the Colorado Workforce Centers.

 

$143,131.19

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 500 people in Lake County between April 1- October 31, 2009

 

$37,277

 

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

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$58,500

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to Advocates of Lake County, Inc. to retain the Client Services Coordinator who provides bi-lingual/bi-cultural non-emergency and 24/7 emergency services to victims of violent crimes.

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$427,965

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the Rural Resort County Region, which includes Lake, Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, and Summit counties.

 

$179,504

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Rural Resort County Region, which includes Lake, Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, and Summit counties.

 

$1,419,018

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 243 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Lake County.

 

$361,425

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 600 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Lake County.

 

$115,873

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 41 people as of June 30, 2010 in Lake County.

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$1,873,893

 

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

 

$150,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the High Country Conservation Center for energy efficiency improvements in buildings in Lake, Park and Summit counties.

 

$141,375

 

Governor's Energy Office grant to Mountain BOCES covers 10 school districts in central Colorado to provide energy managers to school districts.

 

$400

 

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

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$132,280

 

Title I funds for Lake County schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 

$4,793,662

 

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

 

$170,274

 

IDEA Part B funds for disabled preschool students in Lake County.

 

$34,816

 

Head Start Quality Improvement grant to Lake County schools.