Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Phillips County


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PHILLIPS 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 the Northeast Colorado Association of Local Governments, which serves Phillips, Logan, Morgan, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma 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.

 

$30,735

 

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

 

$9,550

 

Grant to Sullivan’s Appliance to distribute emergency food to households and provide meals to needy people

 

$1,292

 

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

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$309,894

 

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

 

$9,000

 

Justice Assistance grant to Town of Haxtun Police Department for a project that will provide citizens with knowledge of crimes and patterns of criminal activities and give them the necessary tools needed to assist with keeping themselves and others in the community safe.

 

$3,200

 

Justice Assistance grant Phillips County, Sheriff’s Office for the Evidence Collection Equipment program, which assists victims of crime beginning with the investigation and continuing through the courtroom proceedings.

 

$41,009

 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to *SARA, Inc. (Benefits Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma Counties) to fund a victim centered collaborative multidisciplinary effort to coordinate and improve the systems’ responses of the many agencies addressing violence against women.

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$383,271

 

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

 

$268,542

 

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

 

$189,137

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 28 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Phillips County.

 

$40,100

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 65 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Phillips County.

 

$14,197

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 4 person as of June 30, 2010 in Phillips County.

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$87,108

 

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

 

$220,000

 

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

 

$13,000

 

Governor's Energy Office grant to Chinook Energy helping with buisness expansion and new employee training.

 

$100

 

Rebate for 1 person in Phillips County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances including, dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 

 

EDUCATION: 

$68,013

 

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

 

$799,055

 

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

 

$28,402

 

IDEA Part B funds for disabled preschool students in Phillips County.

 



 

HOUSING:

$59,934              US Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund grant to the Holyoke Housing Authority.