Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Pitkin County


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PITKIN 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:        

 

$20,270             Community Services Block grant to Pitkin County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Pitkin County will focus on enhancing job-training offerings for clients who have recently been unemployed, through a local partnership with the local Workforce Center and Colorado Mountain College      

 

$15,136 Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 115 people in Pitkin County between April 1- October 31, 2009      

 

$6,461 Grant for the Child Care & Development Fund in Pitkin County      

 

         

 

PUBLIC SAFETY:        

 

$15,346 Justice Assistance grant to the City of Aspen for law enforcement programs      
           

 

         

 

TRANSPORTATION:        

 

$3,530,636 Grant for ramp improvements at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport      

 

         

 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:        

 

$427,965 Workforce Investment Act funds to the Rural Resort County Region, which includes Garfield, Lake, Eagle, Pitkin, and Summit counties, for job training      

 

$179,504 Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) funds to the Rural Resort County Region, which includes Garfield, Lake, Eagle, Pitkin, and Summit counties      

 

$2,034,940 Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 316 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Pitkin County      

 

$591,850 Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 1,236 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Pitkin County      

 

$151,819 Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 43 people as of June 30, 2010 in Pitkin County      

 

         

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:        

 

$293,370 Estimated funds to be spent for free energy efficiency upgrades in low-income homes in Pitkin County      

 

$45,000 Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to Pitkin County for energy efficiency upgrades to buildings across the county      

 

$59,193 Department of Energy grant to the City of Aspen to develop an energy assurance plan to improve electricity reliability and energy security in the city.      

 

$576,575 Zero percent interest loan to Gateway Metropolitan District. The project consists of the replacement of two existing steel water storage tanks system looping with additional valves and replacement of problematic water distribution lines.      

 

$15,000 Governor's Energy Office grant to All American Energy in Denver to help bring new residential energy efficiency products or services to market.      

 

$1,350 Rebate for 11 people in Pitkin County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces, and boilers      

 

         

 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:        

 

$2,038,770 Small Business Administration loans