Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Washington County


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WASHINGTON 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:

$170,272

 

Community Services Block grant to Northeast CO Association of Local Governments, which serves Washington, Yuma, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, and Sedgwick counties, for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Funds will provide services to the low income of the region through partnerships with One Morgan County, Morgan Community College, the Small Business Development Center, Phillips County Family Education Services, Northeastern Junior College, Rural Solutions, Caring Ministries of Morgan County, and Educating Through Community Gardens - CSU Extension.

 

$28,140

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 250 people in Washington County between April 1- October 31, 2009.

 

$8,117

 

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

 



 

PUBLIC SAFETY:

$309,894

 

Justice Assistance grant to the District Attorney's Office, 13th Judicial District, which serves Sedgwick, Yuma, Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, and Washington counties, for technological upgrades in three primary areas: audio/visual recording, investigations/surveillance, and interoperable communications. This project will establish a vertical model of prosecution (one prosecutor and one investigator throughout the case) for all sex assaults in the 13th Judicial District. The Vertical Prosecution Sexual Assault Unit will assist in investigations; prosecute adult and child sex crimes; and assist in training local law enforcement, non-profit organizations, and community to decrease cases being dismissed or not filed due to inexperience and insufficient evidence collected.

 

$41,009

 

Violence against Women Act (VAWA) grant to SARA, Inc., which serves Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties, to fund a victim centered collaborative multidisciplinary effort to coordinate and improve the systems' responses of the many agencies addressing violence against women.

 

$24,221

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to SARA, Inc., which serves Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties, to fund one .5 FTE bilingual Spanish speaking Family Advocate position to provide direct services to victims.

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$383,271

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training in the Eastern Region, which includes Washington, Yuma, Kit Carson, Logan, Phillips, Morgan, Lincoln, Cheyenne, Sedgwick, and Elbert counties.

 

$60,418

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the Eastern Region, which includes Washington, Yuma, Kit Carson, Logan, Phillips, Morgan, Lincoln, Cheyenne, Sedgwick, and Elbert counties.

 

$231,220

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 44 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Washington County

 

$65,550

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 109 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Washington County

 

$16,644

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 7 people as of June 30, 2010 in Washington County

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$93,014

 

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

 

$220,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the Colorado State University Extension Service for energy efficiency upgrades to buildings in Logan, Morgan, Washington, Phillips, Sedgwick and Yuma counties.

 

$875

 

Rebates for 3 people in Washington County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 



 

EDUCATION: 

$229,141

 

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

 

$20,192

 

Grant for Head Start programs at Akron United Methodist Church

 



 

OTHER FEDERAL GRANTS:

$550,000

 

US Department of Agriculture grant to Central Great Plains Research Station for ARRA Funding to Improve Research Capacity.

 

$25,000

 

US Department of Agriculture Community Facilities grant to Washington County.