Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Prowers County


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PROWERS 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:        

 

$60,899           Community Services Block grant to Prowers County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Prowers County will preserve and create jobs to promote economic recovery and provision of assistance to those most impacted by the recession through the intensive Job Preparedness and Employment Program.      

 

$240,428 Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 2,100 people in Prowers County between April 1-October 31, 2009      

 

$399 Grant to the County of Prowers to distribute emergency food to households and provide meals to needy people      

 

$8,016 Grant for the Child Care & Development Fund in Prowers County      

 

         

 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:        
           

 

$373,038

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to Southeast Region (Includes Prowers, Baca, Crowley, Otero, Bent, and Kiowa counties) residents

   

 

$157,267

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to Southeast Region (Includes Prowers, Baca, Crowley, Otero, Bent, and Kiowa counties) residents

   

 

$1,104,957

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 201 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Prowers County

   

 

$248,325

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 385 people (as of June 30, 2010)

 

   

 

$113,892

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 42 people as of June 30, 2010

 

   

 

       

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:      

 

$483,332 Estimated funds to be spent for free energy efficiency upgrades in low-income homes in Prowers County    

 

$3,952,375 Interest-free loan to the City of Lamar for several projects and improvements in the water system.    

 

$155,000 Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Southeast Colorado RC&D for energy efficiency improvements in buildings in Baca, Bent, Kiowa, Prowers, Otero and Crowley counties    

 

 $1,100

 

Rebates for 3 people in Prowers County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 

   

 

EDUCATION:      

 

$1,078,851 State Fiscal Stabilization Funds spent as of Sept. 30, 2009, to sustain jobs and programs at Lamar Community College    

 

$528,500 Title I funds for schools in Prowers County with high percentages of low-income students.    

 

$760,664 IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Part B funds for services to disabled students in Prowers County    

 

$27,037 IDEA funds for services to disabled pre-school students in Prowers County    

 

$19,291 Education technology grants to the four school districts in Prowers County    

 

$170,684 Grant to improve school lunch services at Holly re-3 and Wiley Re-13 Jt school districts in Prowers County    

 

       

 

HOUSING:      
         

 

$59,576 US Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund grant to the Lamar Housing Authority    

 

$33,195 US Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund grant to the Holly Housing Authority    

 

       

 

HEALTHCARE:      

 

$544,245 US Department of Health & Human Services grant to High Plains Community Health Center to build an adult health care center that will specialize in serving the needs of senior citizens, adults with chronic conditions, and veterans    

 

$208,385 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services grant to High Plains Community Health Center to pay for increased demand for services