Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Park County


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PARK 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:

$17,750

 

Community Services Block grant to Park County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Park County Senior Coalition will provide services to residents of Park County through collaborative partnership between the Fairplay Library, the Park County Jail and the Coalition.

 

$111,865.74

 

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

 

$127,783.07

 

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

 

$8,117

 

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

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$17,152

 

Justice Assistance grant to Park County for law enforcement programs

 

$10,000

 

Justice Assistance grant to the Park County Sheriff’s Office to purchase a new integrated system, including CAD, 911 phones, mapping, and records management.

 

$80,159

 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to the Park County Sheriff’s Office to create more specialized services for our rural victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

$42,500

 

Boys & Girls Clubs Recovery Act National Youth Mentoring Programs grant to Boys and Girls Club of South Park, Inc. to protect and create jobs to expand and enhance mentoring programs and experiences at local Boys & Girls Clubs and maintain essential services without interruption.

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$460,884

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the Upper Arkansas Region, which includes Park, Chaffee, Fremont, and Custer counties.

 

$158,266

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Upper Arkansas Region, which includes Park, Chaffee, Fremont, and Custer counties.

 

$2,604,771

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 378 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Park County.

 

$558,675

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 884 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Park County.

 

$224,784

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 73 people as of June 30, 2010 in Park County

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$392,105

 

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

 

$1,183,711

 

Colorado State Forest Service grant to the Coalition for the Upper South Platte to create or retain at least 15 jobs over the next two years. The workers will update at least 12 Community Wildfire Protection Plans and implement the plans in Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Park and Teller counties.

 

$647,400

 

Colorado State Forest Service grant to the Colorado Youth Corps Association to create 12 16-week jobs for young adults and retain 6 2-year jobs. The young adults will do landscape-level forest restoration, and beetle-kill and fire mitigation work on forestlands along 271 acres in El Paso, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park, Jackson, Routt, Eagle and Dolores counties.

 

$81,500

 

Governor's Energy Office grant toComo Eating House LLC matching grant for energy efficiency retrofits or renewable energy installations on historic properties

 

$825

 

Rebates for 11 people in Park County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$133,827

 

Title I funds for Park County schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 



 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$93,000      

 

Small Business Administration Loans