Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Logan County


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LOGAN 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:

$170,272

 

Community Services Block grant to Northeast CO Association of Local Governments County Region (MCSA) (Including Logan, Yuma, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, and Washington Counties) for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Funds will provide services to the low income of the region through partnerships with One Morgan County, Morgan Community College, the Small Business Development Center, Phillips County Family Education Services, Northeastern Junior College, Rural Solutions, Caring Ministries of Morgan County, and Educating Through Community Gardens – CSU Extension.

 

$205,377.87

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 1,800 people in Logan County between April 1- October 31, 2009

 

$2,089

 

Grant to Sears Roebuck & Company to distribute emergency food to households and provide meals to needy people

 

$20,040

 

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

 

 

TRANSPORTATION:

$211,000

 

Grant to the City of Sterling to design and construct a bicycle/pedestrian facility along North 7th Avenue

 


 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$23,922

 

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

 

$309,894

 

Justice Assistance grant to the District Attorney’s Office, 13th Judicial District (Includes Logan, Yuma, Kit Carson, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, and Washington counties).Funds will establish a vertical model of prosecution (one prosecutor and one investigator throughout the case) for all sex assaults in the 13th Judicial District. Funds will be used to hire an experienced sexual assault prosecutor and investigator.

 

$41,009

 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to SARA, Inc. (Benefits Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties). Funds will employ a full-time social worker to assist domestic violence victims.

 

$35,898

 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to Help for Abused Partners to provide multidisciplinary, collaborative approach utilizing specialized advocates for direct victim services to rural, underserved adult female victims of domestic violence.

 

$24,221

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to SARA, Inc. (Benefits Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma Counties) Funds will be used for one .5 FTE bilingual Spanish speaking Family Advocate position to provide direct services to victims.

 


 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$383,271

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the Eastern Region (Includes Logan, Yuma, Kit Carson, Phillips, Morgan, Washington, Lincoln, Cheyenne, Sedgwick, and Elbert counties).

 

$268,542

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Eastern Region (Includes Logan, Yuma, Kit Carson, Phillips, Morgan, Washington, Lincoln, Cheyenne, Sedgwick, and Elbert counties).

 

$1,498,714

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 237 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Logan County.

 

$357,700

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 630 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Logan County

 

$106,202

 

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

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$431,441

 

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

 

$99,900,326

 

Tax Credit from the U.S. Department of Energy to NextEra Energy Resources, based in Florida, to expand the Northern Colorado Wind Energy farm in Peetz

 

$220,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Colorado State Extension Service for energy efficiency improvements in buildings in Logan, Morgan, Washington, Phillips, Sedgwick and Yuma counties.

 

$3,150

 

Rebates for 18 people in Logan County for the purchase of energy efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces, and boilers.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$232,685

 

Title I-A funds for Low Income Schools in Logan County

 

$17,116

 

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

 

$442,752

 

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

 

$15,461

 

IDEA Part B funds for disabled preschool students in Logan County

 

$1,197,700

 

State Fiscal Stabilization Funds spent as of Sept. 30, 2009 to sustain jobs and programs at Northeastern Junior College

 

$41,729

 

Grant for Head Start programs at Iliff Community Center, Inc.

 



 

HOUSING: 

$459,748

 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund to the City of Sterling

 

$40,300

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Centennial Mental Health Facility

 

$486,024

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to the City of Sterling

 



 

OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS:

$1.5million                 Loan from the USDA Rural Utility Service to the Peetz Cooperative Telephone Company to lay fiber-optic cables in the community and allow customers in the community to have access to high-speed Internet, otherwise known as broadband, for the first time.