Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Teller 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.






Community Services Block grant to Teller County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Teller County will provide services to low-income residents in collaboration with Rampart Library District.




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




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






Justice Assistance grant to Teller County for law enforcement programs.




Justice Assistance grant to City of Cripple Creek for law enforcement programs.




Justice Assistance grant to Teller County Sheriff's Department to purchase and install an accountability system; which consists of equipment and software.




Justice Assistance grant to District Attorney's Office, 4th Judicial District (Includes Teller and El Paso Counties) to retain six staff members in the District Attorney's Juvenile Diversion Program, as well as to add one additional position to this program.






Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training in the El Paso/Teller County Region.




Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) funds for the El Paso/Teller County Region.




Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 552 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Teller County.




Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 1,254 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Teller County.




Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 161 people as of June 30, 2010 in Teller County.






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




Interest-free loan to the Divide MPC for water treatment facility upgrades.




Interest-free loan to the Arabian Acres Metro District for water supply facility upgrades and water distribution system upgrades.




Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to Teller County for energy efficiency upgrades to buildings in the county.




Loan and grant to Tranquil Acres Water Supply Inc. from the USDA for water system improvements.




Colorado State Forest Grant to the Coalition for the Upper South Platte to create and retain jobs. Workers will update and implement 12 community wildfire protection plans in Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Park and Teller counties.




Rebates for 41 people in Teller County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances including, dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.






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




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




IDEA Part B funds for services to disabled preschool students in Teller County.




Grant to improve school lunch services in Teller County.




Grant to the Teller County School District 1 to expand Head Start programs.






Small Business Administration Loans