Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Morgan County


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MORGAN 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:        

 

$179,272

 

Community Services Block grant to the Northeast CO Association of Local Governments, which serves Morgan, Yuma, Logan, 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.  

                                        

     

 

$276,210               

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 2,300 people in Morgan County between April 1- October 31, 2009

 

     

 

$21,907 Grant to Morgan County to provide congregate meals for low-income seniors      

 


       

 

PUBLIC SAFETY:  
   $16,249  Justice Assistance grant to the City of Ft. Morgan for law enforcement programs

 

$10,000

 

Justice Assistance grant to the District Attorney’s Office, 13th Judicial District, which serves Morgan, Yuma, Kit Carson, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, and Washington counties, for their Vertical Prosecution Sex Assault Unit program

 

     

 

$41,009 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to SARA, Inc., which serves Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties, for a victim centered collaborative multidisciplinary effort to coordinate and improve the systems’ responses of the many agencies addressing violence against women      

 

$72,357 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to the 13th Judicial District Attorney Office, which serves Morgan, Yuma, Kit Carson, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, and Washington counties, to assist the response to violence against women and strengthen effective law enforcement                                                                                                              

 

$24,221

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to SARA, Inc., which serves Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties, to fund one .5 FTE bilingual Spanish speaking Family Advocate position to provide direct services to victims

 

     

 

$34,515

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to the 13th Judicial District Attorney Office, which serves Morgan, Yuma, Kit Carson, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, and Washington counties, to assist the response to the emotional and physical needs of victims of crime

 

     

 

         

 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:        

 

$215,877 Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the Eastern Region, which includes Morgan, Yuma, Kit Carson, Logan, Phillips, Washington, Lincoln, Cheyenne, Sedgwick, and Elbert counties      

 

$268,542

 

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

 

     

 

$2,280,185

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 395 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Morgan County

 

     

 

$562,950

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 921 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Morgan County

 

     

 

$228,175 Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 89 people as of June 30, 2010 in Morgan County      

 

         

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:        

 

$519,862

 

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

 

     

 

$220,000 Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Colorado State University Extension Service for energy efficiency improvements on buildings in Logan, Morgan, Washington, Phillips, Sedgwick and Yuma counties      

 

 $1,325  Rebates for 12 people in Morgan County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances including, dishwashers, refrigerators furnaces and boilers.      

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

       

 

$1,189,264 Title I funds for Morgan County schools with high percentages of low-income students      

 

$645,670

 

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

 

     
           

 

$22,927 IDEA Part B funds for disabled preschool students in Morgan County      

 

$40,000

 

Mc Kinney-Vento Homeless Education grant to the Centennial BOCES to serve students at risk of homelessness

 

     

 

$52,996 Head Start 2009 ARRA COLA Quality Improvement Funding grant to Morgan County School District RE3 (Inc.)      

 

$37,470

 

Head Start grant to Brush United Methodist Church

 

     

 

         

 

HOUSING:        

 

$169,170

 

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

 

     

 

$55,826 HUD Capital Fund grant to the Brush Housing Authority      

 

$33,033 Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to the Brush Housing Authority      

 

         

 

OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS:        

 

$25,000

 

US Department of Agriculture grant to East Morgan County Hospital District for surgery equipment and their surgery remodel project under the ARRA Community Facilities grant fund

 

     

 

$4,328,431 USDA Rural Utilities Service grant and loan to Wiggins Telephone Association to provide high-speed Internet access for the first time to hundreds of Morgan County residents.