Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Montrose County


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MONTROSE 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:

$113,045

 

Community Services Block grant to the Mexican American Development Association, which serves Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties, for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Funds will assist citizens with a one-time payment to assist with rental or mortgage payments.

 

$553,439.70

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 4,600 people in Montrose County between April 1- October 31, 2009.

 

$48,284

 

Grant to Montrose County to serve meals to low-income seniors in congregate settings.

 

$774

 

Grant to the Mexican American Development Association, Inc. to distribute food to low-income households.

 

$193,632

 

Grant for supplemental funding for the Montrose County Child Care and Development Fund.

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$11,058

 

Justice Assistance grant to Montrose County for law enforcement programs.

 

$38,365

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City of Montrose for the Mobile Data Computer Remote Access Project

 

$55,289

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City of Cortez Police Department for their Interoperable Communications program.

 

$42,500

 

Grant to the Black Canyon Boys & Girls Club, Inc. to protect and create jobs to expand and enhance mentoring programs and experiences under the Boys & Girls Club Recovery Act National Youth Mentoring Program.

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$383,222

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the Western County Region, which serves Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, San Miguel, Ouray, and Hinsdale counties.

 

$189,578

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Western County Region, which serves Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, San Miguel, Ouray, and Hinsdale counties.

 

$6,732,986

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 1,135 people as of June 30, 2010 in Montrose County.

 

$1,675,025

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 2,767 people as of June 30, 2010 in Montrose County

 

$517,119

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 206 people in Montrose County as of June 30, 2010

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$866,837

 

Estimated funds to be spent for free energy efficiency upgrades in low-income homes in Montrose County (low-income weatherization program)

 

$500,000

 

Colorado State Forest Service grant to Intermountain Resources LLC, the last large sawmill in the state, to create 11 new jobs and rehire 6 long-term workers.

 

$26,000

 

EPA contract to URS Operating Services Inc. for Brownfields assessment at Nucla Elementary School

 

$60,000

 

Bureau of Land Management grant to the Co. Department of Natural Resources to close hazardous mine openings within the area of the BLM Montrose County field office.

 

$54,229

 

Bureau of Land Management contract to Robert Sweat for HR Peach Valley tamarisk removal and riparian restoration in Montrose

 

$18,564

 

Bureau of Land Management contract to Summit Forests Inc. for HR Gunnison Gorge Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration

 

$200,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Delta Montrose Electric Association for energy efficiency improvements in buildings in Delta and Montrose counties.

 

$4,275

 

Rebates for 40 people in Montrose County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$863,246

 

Title I funds for programs in Montrose County Re-1J and West End Re-2 school districts serving low-income students

 

$29,703

 

Title II-D formula funds for technology improvements in Montrose County Re-1J and West End Re-2 school districts

 

$1,236,056

 

IDEA Part B funds for services to disabled students in the Montrose County Re-1J School District

 

$10,246

 

Grant to the Montrose County Re-1J School District for school lunch improvements

 

$43,934

 

IDEA Part B funds for services to disabled preschool students in the Montrose County Re-1J School District

 

$50,624

 

Head Start 2009 ARRA COLA Quality Improvement Funding grant to Montrose County School District 1J

 

$50,150

 

Head Start National Interim Management grant to Community Development Institute Head Start.

 



 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$4,942,830              Loans to Montrose County small businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration
 
 

HOUSING: 

$56,304

 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development grant through the Public Housing Capital Fund to the County of Montrose Housing Authority.

 

$55,593

 

HUD Housing Payment Assistance grant to Montrose County Housing Authority