Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Lake County

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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 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.




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




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






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




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




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




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




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






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




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




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




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






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




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




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




Head Start Quality Improvement grant to Lake County schools.