Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Rio Grande County


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RIO GRANDE 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:

$200,428

 

Community Services Block grant to the San Luis Valley Community Action Agency, which serves Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties, for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. SLVCAA will work with local employment agencies, public school districts, and local higher education facilities to provide education or continuing education to local residents to prepare for employment opportunities in the area.

 

$266,730.46

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 2,300 people in Rio Grande County between April 1- October 31, 2009.

 

$5,729

 

Grant to Supermarkets, Inc.to distribute emergency food to households and provide meals to needy people.

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$11,284

 

Justice Assistance grant to Monte Vista for law enforcement programs

 



 

TRANSPORTATION:

$7,523,354

 

Grant to resurface US 160 between Shaw Creek and Del Norte in asphalt (phase 2)

 

$1,468,886

 

Grant to resurface US 160 between Shaw Creek and Del Norte in asphalt

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$573,152

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the South Central County Region, which includes Alamosa, Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, and Las Animas counties.

 

$244,678

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the South Central County Region, which includes Alamosa, Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, and Las Animas counties.

 

$982,100

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 217 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Rio Grande County.

 

$324,275

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 587 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Rio Grande County.

 

$108,168

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 49 people as of June 30, 2010 in Rio Grande County

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$651,706

 

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

 

$150,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Colorado State University Extension Service for energy efficiency upgrades to buildings in Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties.

 

$4,323,162

 

Grant to rehabilitate the Summitville Superfund site. The contract was awarded to Moltz Construction in Salida. About $1.7 million will be used this fall to construct the foundation for the new water treatment plant.

 

$500,000

 

Colorado State Forest Service awarded Rocky Mountain Timer Products, Inc. in Del Norte to create 14 new jobs for 22 months. The funding will allow them to restart their business and retain customers that have already made commitments to purchase their products.

 

$220,000

 

Grant for improvements at the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge.

 

$875

 

Rebate for 6 people in Rio Grande County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$492,867

 

Title I funds for Rio Grande County schools (Del Norte C-7, Monte Vista C-8, Sargent Re-33J)with high percentages of low-income students.

 

$15,483

 

Title II-D formula funds for Rio Grande County schools (Del Norte C-7, Monte Vista C-8, Sargent Re-33J) for technology improvements.

 

$200,000

 

Title II-D competitive funds to the San Luis Valley BOCES for technology improvements in 14 school districts including Del Norte C-7, Monte Vista C-8, and Sargent Re-33J.

 

$80,000

 

McKinney Vento Title X funds to the San Luis Valley BOCES for services to children at risk of homelessness in 14 school districts including Del Norte C-7, Monte Vista C-8, and Sargent Re-33J.

 

$1,563,664

 

IDEA Part B funds to the San Luis Valley BOCES for services to disabled children in 14 school districts including Del Norte C-7, Monte Vista C-8, and Sargent Re-33J.

 

$55,594

 

IDEA funds to the San Luis Valley BOCES for services to disabled pre-school children in 14 school districts including Del Norte C-7, Monte Vista C-8, and Sargent Re-33J.

 

$8,816

 

Grant to improve school lunch services in the Del Norte C-school district.

 

$38,698

 

Federal grant to the Rio Grande Child Development/Family Services for cost of living adjustments and quality improvements.

 



 

HOUSING: 

$104,160

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to the Monte Vista Community Center Housing Authority

 



 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$141,570        Small Business Administration Loans