Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Pueblo County


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PUEBLO 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:

$452,026

Community Services Block grant to Pueblo County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Pueblo County will be coordinating professional job skills training from Pueblo Community College instructors leading to a mini-certificate in one of 20 or more areas of specialization and/or customized job training programs in advanced manufacturing and regional training programs.

 

$443,659

 

Community Development Block grant to the City of Pueblo for ADA improvements to City Hall.

 

$61,182

 

 

Funds to pay for three full-time workers and five part-time workers in Pueblo County to expedite the processing of applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps)

 

$3,479,416       

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits about 28,000 people in Pueblo County between April 1-October 31, 2009

 

$63,413

 

Grants to Pueblo County to provide congregate meals for low-income seniors

 

$9,550

 

Grant to the Food Bank of Larimer County to distribute emergency food to households and provide meals to needy people

 

$265,878

 

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

 

$41,819

 

CAP RA TEFAP Administration grant awarded to Pueblo County Government. These funds go to sub recipient organizations that distribute food commodities to households that provide meals for needy people.

 

 


 PUBLIC SAFETY:

$24,374

 

Justice Assistance grant to Pueblo County for law enforcement programs

 

$484,538

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City of Pueblo for law enforcement programs.

 

$247,945

 

Justice Assistance grant to Pueblo City Schools to fund a school-court collaborative project hoping to reduce truancy and promoting school engagement.

 

$193,966

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City of Pueblo Police Department to obtain a nationally recognized computer software network that will allow the agencies to directly query law enforcement records management systems along the Front Range for criminal intelligence information and other crime data.

 

$368,249

 

Various law enforcement equipment - JAG

 

$193,956

 

P.R.I.D.E CopLink Project

 

$2,734,445

 

Construction of Fire Station #4 to be located in Council District 4

 


TRANSPORTATION:

$381,424

 

Grant for landscaping and irrigation installation for the Eastern Gateway Landscape Project located at the intersection of SH 50 B and SH 47

 

$165,000

 

Grant for pedestrian trail replacement and streetscape on Northern Avenue from Vinewood Lane to Prairie Avenue

 

$2,390,313

 

Grant to the City of Pueblo to purchase five ADA-accessible buses and other transit vehicles.

 

$600,000

 

HARP Veterans Bridge

 


 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$1,174,534

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to Pueblo County residents

 

$239,859

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to Pueblo County

 

$20,819,476

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 3,773 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Pueblo County

 

$5,356,825

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 8,247 people (as of June 30, 2010)

 

$2,586,978

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 976 people in Pueblo County as of June 30, 2010.

 

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:

$1,007,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the City of Pueblo to improve energy efficiency in buildings across the city.

 

$2,045,495

 

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

 

$1,780,000

 

Funds in principal forgiveness to Colorado City Metro District for water treatment facility upgrades.

 

$$1,500,000

 

Loan funds to the City of Pueblo for solar panels to be installed to existing wastewater treatment facilities

 

$1,968,000

 

Funds in principal forgiveness to the Town of Rye for sewer line extensions

 

$150,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to Pueblo County for energy efficiency improvements in buildings in the county.

 

$250,000

 

Soloar Photovoltic Array to provide electricity to both the Parking Garage and the City Fleet Maintenace Building.

 

$14,243

 

Rebates for 104 people in Pueblo County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 



 

EDUCATION:

$3,981,089

 

State Fiscal Stabilization Funds spent as of Sept. 30, 2009, to sustain jobs and programs at Colorado State University?s Pueblo campus.

 

$3,308,231

 

State Fiscal Stabilization Funds spent as of Sept. 30, 2009, to sustain jobs and programs at Pueblo Community College

 

$5,869,121

 

Title I-A funds for Pueblo County with high percentages of low-income students

 

$62,302

 

Title I-D funds for schools with high numbers of low income students in the Pueblo City 6 school district.

 

$6,426,545

 

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

 

$227,680

 

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

 

$31,469

 

Federal work study grants to Colorado State University-Pueblo students

 

$45,291

 

Federal work study grants to Pueblo Community College students

 

$159,020

 

Grant for school lunch services at Pueblo City 60 School District

 



 

HOUSING:

$54,818

 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Rental Assistance payments awarded to Bethlehem Square Apartments

 

$678,970

 

HUD Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Response Rehousing Program grant to the City of Pueblo

 

$1,749,427

 

HUD Capital Fund Modernization Program funds to The Pueblo Housing Authority for modernization of public housing facilities

 

$443,659

 

Additional CDGB funding

 

$1,007,000

 

Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant

 



 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$1,677,325       Small Business Administration Loans

 
 

OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS: 

US Department of Health and Human Services

  • State Board for Community College & Occupational Educational System - $791,491 ARRA Nursing Workforce Diversity Program
  • Pueblo Community Health Center, Inc.
    • $375,544 for increased services to health centers.
    • $943,630 to purchase equipment and furnishings, including for a new medical clinic being built at Routt and Colorado Avenues


 US Department of Homeland Security

  • City of Pueblo - $2,734,445 Fire Station Construction grant to replace Fire Station 4 with a new station that will improve emergency response times.


 

US Department of Justice

  • Boys & Girls Club of Pueblo - $42,500 ARRA National Youth Mentoring Programs grant


 

US Department of Agriculture

  • C X T, Inc. - $531,677 contract to manufacture, deliver, and install 21 prefabricated, precast concrete restroom buildings in the Pike San Isabel National Forest
  • West Range Reclamation LLC
    • $152,880 contract AG Ranch task order and fuels reduction services in Pike/San Isabel National Forest
    • $77,343 contract Skelton 3 task order and fuels reduction services in Pike/San Isabel National Forest
    • $433,117 contract Manchester task order and fuels reduction service in Pike/San Isabel National Forest

US Department of the Army

  • Work Zone Traffic Control, Inc. - $26,250 contract for the overlay of John Martin Dam Roads
  • Mass Service & Supply LLC - $5,923,695 contract

 

General Services Administration

  • Asbuilt Metron, Inc. (Sub-Recipient Award) - $110,000 Laser Scanning Services