Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Las Animas County


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LAS ANIMAS 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 County Region, which serves Huerfano and Las Animas counties, for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. The agency will partner with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Rocky Mountain SER, and Trinidad State Junior College to increase jobs for rural youth.

 

$266,309.13

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 2,100 people in Las Animas County between April 1-August 31, 2009.

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$21,440

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City of Trinidad for law enforcement programs

 



 

TRANSPORTATION:

$7,044,806

 

Grant for the construction of the Purgatoire River Pedestrian Trail, adds streetlights, parking lot paving, curb and gutter, drainage inlets, landscaping and sidewalk.

 



 

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, which includes Alamosa, Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, and Las Animas counties.

 

$3,277,096

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 505 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Las Animas County

 

$638,600

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 875 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Las Animas County

 

$226,721

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 94 people in Las Animas County as of June 30, 2010

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$636,265

 

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

 

$85,000

 

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

 

$1,000,000

 

Colorado State Forest Service grant to M.S. Forest, LLC to hire four new employees for the duration of the grant period and retain nine other jobs. The goal of the project is to treat 750 acres to help protect the North Lake Watershed, Trinidad’s primary source of drinking water.

 

$79,000

 

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service grant to the Trinidad Lake North Watershed Project for technical and financial assistance to private landowners (mostly family owned farms and ranches) for implementing improved management strategies and erosion control practices on cropland, grazing land, and adjacent properties located in the Trinidad Lake Watershed that result in reducing contaminant and sediment loading to Trinidad Lake Reservoir.

 

$400

 

Rebates for 4 people in Las Animas County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances including dishwashers, furnaces and boilers.

 


 

EDUCATION: 

$285,853

 

Title I funds for Las Animas County schools with high percentages of low-income students

 

$29,244

 

Grant to Las Animas County schools to improve school lunch services.

 



 

HOUSING: 

$444,654

 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund to Trinidad Housing Authority.

 

$38,424

 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund to Aguilar Housing Authority.

 

$101,925

 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Housing Rental Assistance payments to Corazon Square.