Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Summit County


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SUMMIT 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:

$46,376

 

Community Services Block grant to Summit County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Summit County Department of Social Services and Summit County Family Resource Center, dba Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) will partner to bring intensive employment services to residents of Summit County

 

$63,401

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 700 people in Summit County between April 1- October 31, 2009.

 

$24,560

 

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

 

$218,769

 

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

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY: 

$16,023

 

Justice Assistance grant to Summit County for law enforcement programs

 

$12,412

 

Justice Assistance grant to Town of Breckenridge for law enforcement programs

 

$10,381

 

Justice Assistance grant to Town of Frisco for law enforcement programs

 

$58,564

 

Justice Assistance grant to Summit County Sheriff's Department to fund the Summit County Drug Task Force.

 



 

TRANSPORTATION:

$8,994,331

 

Grant to widen SH 9 to two lanes in each direction and constructs a new pedestrian bridge and a retaining wall. The project will also relocate a bike path and improve drainage.

 

$8,000,000

 

Grant to resurface 14 miles of I-70 between Vail Pass and Silverthorne. Bridges will be reinforced as well.

 

$10,300,000

 

Grant to build a bus maintenance facility for the transit system in Summit County.

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$427,965

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training in the Rural Resort County Region, which includes Summit, Garfield, Lake, Eagle, and Pitkin counties.

 

$179,504

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Rural Resort County Region, which includes Summit, Garfield, Lake, Eagle, and Pitkin counties.

 

$3,223,553

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 492 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Summit County.

 

$820,775

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 1,694 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Summit County.

 

$219,858

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 74 people as of June 30, 2010.

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$619,480

 

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

 

$150,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the High Country Conservation Center for energy efficiency upgrades to buildings in Lake, Park and Summit counties.

 

$4,475

 

Rebates for 50 people in Summit County for energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$109,663

 

Title I funds for Summit County schools with high percentages of low-income students.

 

$18,865

 

Grant for Head Start programs at Summit County Human Services

 

$315,000

 

Federal grant to Summit County to expand head start programs.

 



 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$2,977,850              Small Business Administration loans

 

 

CONTRACTS TO SUMMIT COUNTY COMPANIES: 

$445,137

 

US Department of the Air Force contract to Western Slope Utilities, Inc. to repair water mains and valves.