Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Larimer County


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LARIMER 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:

$499,574

 

Community Services Block grant to Larimer County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. The Larimer County Health & Human Services Division will partner with various non-profits in the county, including the United Way, Neighbor to Neighbor, Crossroads Ministry and Project Self-Sufficiency, to service those most impacted by the current economic recession

 

$79,876

 

Community Development Block grant to the City of Loveland to replace windows and a furnace in transitional housing units for victims of domestic violence.

 

$271,137

 

Community Development Block grant to the City of Loveland

 

$61,090

 

Funds to pay for four full-time workers and one part-time worker in Larimer County to expedite the processing of applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps)

 

$2,317,079.35 

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 18,000 people in Larimer County between April 1- October 31, 2009

 

$63,700

 

Grants to Larimer County to provide congregate meals for low-income seniors

 

$9,550

 

Grant to the Food Bank of Larimer County to distribute emergency food to households and provide meals to needy people

 

$400,679

 

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

 



PUBLIC SAFETY:

$66,802

 

Justice Assistance grant to Larimer County for law enforcement programs

 

$305,798

 

Justice Assistance grant to Fort Collins Police Services.

 

$72,218

 

Justice Assistance grant to City of Loveland

 

$10,000

 

Justice Assistance grant to Town of Berthoud Police Department for purchasing a new police patrol vehicle

 

$22,988

 

Justice Assistance grant to Town of Berthoud Police Department to upgrade the current dispatch communication system through purchase of notebook computers and dispatch software licenses for the notebook computers and handheld radios for use by officers.

 

$8,500

 

Justice Assistance grant to Town of Berthoud Police Department to purchase police vehicle equipment.

 

$9,500

 

Justice Assistance grant to Town of Estes Park Police Department for technological upgrades in three primary areas: audio/visual recording, investigations/surveillance, and interoperable communications.

 

$444,818

 

Justice Assistance grant to City of Ft. Collins Police Department for technological upgrades -- Regional 800MHz Radio Improvement Project.

 

$80,159

 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to Crossroads Safehouse in Ft. Collins to employ a full-time social worker to assist domestic violence victims

 

$15,956

 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to Estes Valley Victim Advocates, Inc., in Estes Park to hire a domestic violence safehouse advocate to work with adult female victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.

 

$38,309

 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to Alternatives to Violence, Inc. in Loveland to work with adult female victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

 

$88,819

 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to the District Attorney's Office, 8th Judicial District (Loveland and Ft. Collins Courtrooms) to fund 1.22 FTE victim witness specialists

 

$58,500

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to SAVA Center (Includes Larimer, Jackson, and Weld Counties) to expand contract therapist services to meet needs of sexual assault victims

 

$22,031

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to CASA of Larimer County, Inc. to retain volunteer supervisor position that oversees the training and functioning of the volunteers who provide services to child victims.

 

$43,364

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to ChildSafe Research and Treatment Foundation in Ft. Collins to retain (2) .25 FTE staff positions within the Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program.

 

$20,000

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to Alternatives to Violence, Inc. in Loveland to create a new half-time therapist to provide mental health therapy to child and adolescent victims of physical and sexual assault, dating and family violence, and other violent crimes as an adjunct to school counselors.

 

$50,000

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to Crossroads Safehouse in Ft. Collins to retain 5 relief advocates who offer life-saving emergency response to domestic violence victims by providing crisis intervention.

 

$496,483

 

Recovery Act Local Youth Mentoring Initiative grant to the City of Ft. Collins and Poudre R-1 (Lobo Partnership) to reduce juvenile delinquency, violence, gang participation, school failure, and dropout rates through mentoring programs for at-risk youth

 

$500,000

 

Violence Against Women Act Transitional Housing Program grant to Crossroads Safehouse to expand its Housing Opportunity and Mentoring Enrichment (HIOME) Project. Funds will open 10 additional units of transitional housing for victims

 


 

TRANSPORTATION:

$3,000,000

 

Grant to construct roundabouts at the I-25 Crossroads Interchange near Loveland

 

$6,859,424

 

Grant to improve five miles of roadway surface at I-25 between US 34 and State Highway 392

 

$5,478,898

 

Grant to resurface State Highway 14 between Hatchery and Cameron Pass

 

$1,652,568

 

Grant to chip seals and improve surface on 22 miles of US 36 between Estes Park and Lyons

 

$140,000

 

Grant to make bicycle/pedestrian improvements on Fall River Trail in Estes Park

 

$600,000

 

Grant to construct a bicycle/pedestrian underpass at SH 392 at the Poudre River Trail in Windsor

 

$3,485,000

 

Grant to resurface LCR 17 between LCR 48 and LCR 8

 

$250,000

 

Grant to improve the intersection at US 34 at Wilson

 

$134,000

 

Grant to make bicycle/pedestrian improvements at Berthoud Main Street

 

$130,000

 

Grant to upgrade equipment at the Loveland Traffic Operations Center

 

$3,403,060

 

Grant to local transit districts in Fort Collins and Loveland for new vehicles

 

$556,797

 

Grant for taxiway improvements at Ft. Collins Airport

 


 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$1,014,913

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to Larimer County residents

 

$319,189

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to Larimer County

 

$39,235,924

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 6,029 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Larimer County.

 

$8,934,900

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 13,976 people (as of June 30, 2010)

 

$4,041,189

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 1,297 people as of June 30, 2010.

 

 

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$364,200

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to Larimer County to improve energy efficiency in buildings across the county.

 

$1,307,900

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the City of Ft. Collins

 

$3,786,666

 

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

 

$1,745,583

 

Grant to Anchor Point Group from the Colorado State Forest Service for fuels reduction work in Gilpin, Boulder, Larimer and Grand counties.

 

$4,841,647

 

U.S. Department of Energy grant to the City of Fort Collins to demonstrate monitoring, aggregation, distribution system integration, dispatch, and verification of distributed generation, renewable energy, and demand response resources (collectively referred to as Distributed Energy Resources - DER) for reducing peak loading by 20 to 30% on two feeders within Fort Collins Utilities' (FCU's) electric distribution network.

 

$18,101,263

 

U.S. Department of Energy grant to the City of Fort Collins Utilities to install smart grid electric meters. 

 

$25,608

 

Contract to ALS Laboratory Group from US Department of Energy

 

$5,368,382

 

Contract to Special Application Robotics, Inc. from US Department of Energy

 

$1,072,330

 

Grant to Anheuser-Busch, Inc. for Fuel Cell powered Lift Truck Deployment

 

$47,525

 

Governor's Energy Office grant to Colorado State University matching grant to pursue LEED certification

 

$63,574

 

Rebates for 466 people in Larimer County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances including, dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 

 

EDUCATION:

$99,814,452

 

State Fiscal Stabilization Funds to sustain jobs and programs at the Colorado State University for three fiscal years ($29,290,395 has been spent so far at CSU’s Fort Collins campus)

 

$3,031,701

 

Title I funds for Low Income Schools in Larimer County

 

$26,701

 

Title I-D funds for schools with high numbers of low income students in the Poudre R-1 school districts.

 

$7,513,890

 

IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Part B funds for services to disabled students in the Poudre School District

 

$4,477,158

 

IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Part B funds for services to disabled students in the Poudre School District

 

$267,067

 

IDEA Part B funds for disabled preschool students in Larimer County

 

$6,598

 

Grant to improve school lunch services at the Turning Point Center

 

$4,477,158

 

Grant to the Poudre School District for children with disabilities

 

$186,130

 

Federal work study grants to Colorado State University students

 

$29,342,564

 

Fifty-five research grants to Colorado State University

 

$69,514

 

Grant for Head Start programs at Thompson School District R2J

 

$211,373

 

Grant for quality improvement in Head Start programs at Poudre School

District

 

 

HOUSING:

$136,369

 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund to the Loveland Housing Authority

 

$778,419

 

HUD grant to the Fort Collins Housing Authority for rehabilitation of public housing units

 

$209,653

 

HUD grant to the Wellington Housing Authority for rehabilitation of public housing units.

 

$33,033

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Maple Terrace Apartments

 

$252,720

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Big Thompson Manor II

 

$33,033

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to the Housing Authority of the City of Loveland

 

$989,065

 

Funds from the Tax Credit Assistance Program, administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, to finance the purchase and rehabilitation of Village on Stanford apartments in Fort Collins

 

$2,575,296

 

Funds from the Tax Credit Exchange Program, administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, to finance the purchase and rehabilitation of Orchard Place, a 50-unit housing complex in Loveland.

 


 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES

$19,335,475      

 

Small Business Administration loans

 

 

 

OTHER FEDERAL GRANTS:

$99,996                

 

National Institutes of Health grant to Plasma Controls, LLC for work on Hydroxyapatite coatings

 

$32,240

 

National Institutes of Health grant to Advanced Microlabs to hire two undergraduate students for two summers

 

$290,000

 

Grant from the US Department of Agriculture to the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation for improving research capacity.

 


 

CONTRACTS TO LARIMER COUNTY COMPANIES:

$25,407

 

National Park Service contract to Spatial Data Technologies for custom mobile data collection software and services

 

$32,737.59         

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract to In-Situ Inc. for water temperature/conductivity/level sensor dataloggers.

 

$39,569.46

 

U.S. Geological Survey contracts (2) to In-Situ Inc. for water temperature/ conductivity/ level sensor dataloggers.

 

$83,345

 

US Army Corps of Engineers contract to Riverside Technology for computer system design services