Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Teller County


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TELLER 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:

$24,227

 

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.

 

$208,154

 

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

 

$146,829

 

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

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$11,058

 

Justice Assistance grant to Teller County for law enforcement programs.

 

$11,284

 

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

 

$10,700

 

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

 

$824,438

 

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 SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$3,277,091

 

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

 

$694,021

 

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

 

$3,428,494

 

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

 

$808,050

 

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.

 

$463,126

 

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

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$197,095

 

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

 

$145,930

 

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

 

$287,440

 

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

 

$50,000

 

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

 

$564,700

 

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

 

$1,183,711

 

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.

 

$5,325

 

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

 


 

EDUCATION: 

$193,576

 

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

 

$796,370

 

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

 

$28,279

 

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

 

$16,257

 

Grant to improve school lunch services in Teller County.

 

$315,630

 

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

 



 

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES:

$704,700           

 

Small Business Administration Loans