Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

San Miguel County

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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.






$113,045          Community Services Block grant to the Mexican American Development Association, which serves Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties, for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Funds will assist citizens with a one-time payment to assist with rental or mortgage payments      




Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 200 people in San Juan County between April 1- October 31, 2009




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




Federal grant to the Telluride Foundation through the Strengthening Communities Fund Nonprofit Capacity Building Program. This grant will help local non-profit agencies work with communities to improve economic conditions




$32,439 USDA grant to the Town of Mountain Village to purchase equipment for a daycare facility      






$191,113 Federal grant to the Telluride Marshal’s Department to hire one police officer for three years, through the Community Oriented Policing Services program      




Justice Assistance grant to the Town of Telluride Marshal’s Office to replace current stand-alone Records Management System with Spillman RMS




$130,759 Justice Assistance grant to Town of Mountain Village Police Department to upgrade records management system with other regional law enforcement agencies to provide better investigative leads, reduce officer time in office, increase statistical data being collected and reported, assist in data collection for UCR and NIBRS reporting      




Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to San Miguel Resource Center to allow the Center to be able to retain the current level of employment of the Client Services Manager and the Executive Director who provide direct victim services in the agency’s West End Rural Outreach Program in Nucla and Naturita, Colorado




$84,657 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant to The Violence Prevention Coalition of SW Colorado to support the Yes We Can! Project that serves victims of abuse and sexual assault      






$4,000,000 Grant to resurface a total of 21.5 miles of SH 62 between Ridgeway and Telluride in asphalt and repair embankments. Project includes some work on US 550      






$383,222 Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training in the Western County Region, which includes Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, San Miguel, Ouray, and Hinsdale counties      




Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Western County Region, which includes Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, San Miguel, Ouray, and Hinsdale counties




$793,505 Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 134 people (as of June 30, 2010) in San Miguel County      




Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 601 people (as of June 30, 2010) in San Miguel County




$65,128 Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 21 people as of June 30, 2010 in San Miguel County      







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





Loan forgiveness to the Town of Norwood for water treatment facility upgrades and water treatment storage upgrades




$50,000 New Energy Economic Development (NEED) grant to the Town of Telluride to install a photovoltaic array at the Telluride Wastewater Treatment Plant      




Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the New Communities Coalition for energy efficiency upgrades to buildings in Ouray and San Miguel counties




$500,000 Zero percent interest loan to the town of Ophir. The project consists of a new water treatment plant, various water system upgrades, a new infiltration gallery, and construction of a new water storage tank.




Rebates to 6 people in San Miguel County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.







$53,862 Title I-A funds for San Miguel County schools with high percentages of low-income students      




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










$317,060 Grant to Uncompahgre Medical Center for the construction of dental and administration areas      


$125,568 Grant to Uncompahgre Medical Center for increased services to the medical center      






$7,500 Small Business Administration loans