Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Rio Blanco County


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RIO BLANCO 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:

$12,290

 

Community Services Block grant to Rio Blanco County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Rio Blanco Department of Social Services will partner with the Colorado Workforce Center to provide employment related activities to the residents of Rio Blanco County.

 

$44,405.77

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 350 people in Rio Blanco County between April 1- October 31, 2009

 

$30,844

 

Grant for the Child Care & Development Fund in Rio Blanco County.

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$10,833

 

Justice Assistance grant to the Town of Meeker for law enforcement programs

 



 

TRANSPORTATION:

$10,439,448

 

Grant to reconstruct 5 miles of State Highway 13 between Rifle and Meeker, add shoulders and climbing and passing lanes.

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$172,535

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds to the Northwest Region, which includes Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties for job training.

 

$186,270

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Northwest Region, which includes Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties.

 

$726,191

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 106 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Rio Blanco County.

 

$158,600

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 278 people (as of June 30, 2010)

 

$37,336

 

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

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$173,753

 

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

 

$120,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to Yampa Valley Partners for energy efficiency upgrades in buildings in Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties.

 

$50

 

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

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$58,710

 

Title I-A funds for Rio Blanco County schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 

$188,053

 

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

 

$6,685

 

IDEA Part B funds for disabled preschool students in Rio Blanco County.

 



 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$909,000              Small Business Administration Loans