Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Weld County


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WELD 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:

$486,731

 

Community Services Block grant to Weld County for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. Weld County will provide services to residents through collaborative partnerships including childcare and Head Start centers within the county, the summer youth program, Employment First Program, and emergency services provided through Weld County Department of Human Services.

 

$1,949,338.28   

 

An extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) given to about 18,000 people in Weld County between April 1, 2009 and Oct. 31, 2009)

 



PUBLIC SAFETY/LAW ENFORCEMENT:

$152,957

 

The Town of Ault will receive $152,957 to hire one police officer for three years through the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing program.

 

$107,876

 

Assistance grant to Weld County for law enforcement programs.

 

$13,992

 

Justice Assistance grant to the Fort Lupton Police Department for law enforcement programs

 

$434,211

 

Justice Assistance grant to the Greeley Police Department for law enforcement programs.

 

$11,000

 

Justice Assistance grant to the Firestone Police Department for law enforcement programs.

 

$11,735

 

Justice Assistance grant to the Johnstown Police department for law enforcement programs.

 

$27,759

 

Justice Assistance grant to the City of Evans for law enforcement programs

 

$15,798

 

Justice Assistance grant to the Frederick Police Department for law enforcement programs.

 

$114,091

 

Law enforcement grant to the Weld County Task Force for narcotics enforcement.

 

$21,752

 

Violence Against Woman Act (VAWA) grant to A Woman’s Place, Inc. to restore a .5 FTE legal advocate to assist victims of domestic violence.

 

$58,500

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to SAVA Center (Includes Larimer, Jackson, and Weld Counties) to expand contract therapist services to meet unmet needs of sexual assault victims.

 


 

TRANSPORTATION:

$493,383

 

Grant to install new traffic signals at the intersection of State Highway 60 at I-25 in Johnstown

 

$344,070

 

Grant to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of State Highway 257 at Garden Drive in Windsor

 

$462,227

 

Grant to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of US 34 at Weld County Road 49

 

$2,010,332

 

Grant to Greeley-Evans Transit

 

$90,000

 

Grant to the City of Fort Lupton to construct bicycle and pedestrian improvements on the pedestrian bridge over the South Platt River

 

$160,000

 

Grant to construct bicycle and pedestrian improvements to the US 85 service road

 

$733,000

 

Grant to the Town of Erie to construct bicycle lanes at the Leon A. Wurl Parkway from Bonanza Drive East to I-25

 

$625,000

 

Grant to Weld County to resurface WCR 74 between WCR 13 and SH 257 in asphalt

 

$354,000

 

Grant to make bicycle/pedestrian improvements at Berthoud Main StreetGrant to the City of Evans to resurface 37th Street in asphalt

 

$838,000

 

Grant to the Town of Severance to resurface 2.5 miles of 4th Avenue (WCR 74) in asphalt

 


 

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND WORKFORCE TRAINING:

$1,031,709

 

 

Grant through the Workforce Investment Act for job training in Weld County - $200,304 for adult programs, $633,878 for youth and summer programs, $197,528 for dislocated worker programs

  

$322,766

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) funds for Weld County

 

$38,590,379

 

Unemployment benefits given to 6,005 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Weld County through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, which provides up to 20 weeks of benefits to eligible individuals

 

$8,662,025

 

An extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits given to 13,537 people in Weld County (as of June 30, 2010) through the Federal Additional Compensation program

 

$3,438,415

 

An additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits given to 1,159 people in Weld County through a new state law (as of June 30, 2010)

 

 

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$45.1 million

 

Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to UQM Technologies in Frederick to expand production of electric vehicle motors. The company estimates that the grant will help create up to 3,000 new manufacturing jobs over the next three years.

 

$869,100

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to City of Greeley to improve energy efficiency in buildings across the city.

 

$616,400

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to Weld County to improve energy efficiency in buildings across the county.

 

$4,074,581

 

Estimated amount of federal funds through the Low-Income Weatherization Program to provide free energy efficiency services to low-income residents in Weld County.

 

$2,000,000

 

Interest-free loan to the Town of Erie to construct a re-use facility.

 

$36,478

 

 

Rebates for 208 people in Weld County for the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces and boilers.

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

$10,945

 

Grant to improve school lunch programs at the Weld County RE-8 School District in Fort Lupton

 

$3,863,246

 

Title I-A funds for services at school districts in Weld County with high percentages of low-income students

 

$8,900

 

Title I-D funds for services at Weld County schools with high percentages of low-income students

 

$120,644

 

Title II-D funds for technology improvements at school districts in Weld County

 

$150,000

 

Title II-D competitive grant for technology improvements at Weld Re-6 schools

 

$4,318,966

 

IDEA Part B funds for services to disabled students in Weld County 6 and Weld County Re-4 schools

 

$670,701

 

IDEA Part B funds for disabled preschool students in Weld County 6 and Weld County Re-4 schools

 

$60,000

 

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Funds to provide services to students who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Weld County District Six

 

$40,000

 

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Funds to provide services to students who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Centennial BOCES which services 16 school districts in the area

 

$70,792

 

IDEA Part B funds to Centennial BOCES to service disabled students in 16 districts

 

$1,989,387

 

 

IDEA Part B funds to Centennial BOCES to service disabled pre-school students in 16 districts

 

 

$200,000

 

 

Title II-D competitive funds to Centennial BOCES for technology improvements in 16 districts

 

 

$26,710,299

 

 

State Fiscal Stabilization Funds going to preserve jobs and programs at the University of Northern Colorado over three fiscal years ($8.9 million per year)

 

 

$371,572

 

 

Head Start program Quality Improvement funds to the Weld County Resources Department

 

 

$417,650

 

 

Federal funds to the Weld County School District Re-8 through the Teacher Incentive Fund

 

 

$66,050

 

 

Federal Work Study grants to students at the University of Northern Colorado

 

 

$198,260

 

 

Research grant to the University of Northern Colorado from the National Institutes of Health

 

 

$3,789,384

 

 

State Fiscal Stabilization funds to preserve jobs and programs at Aims Community College

 

 

$31,105

 

 

Governor's Energy Office grant to The University of Northern Colorado matching grant to pursue LEED certification

 

 

 

HOUSING:

$151,268

 

Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund to the Fort Lupton Housing Authority

 

$$35,977

 

Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund to the Keenesburg Housing Authority

 

$29,193

 

Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund to the Kersey Housing Authority.

 

$187,580

 

Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund to the Greeley Housing Authority

 

$83,076

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments to the Eaton Housing Authority

 

$30,054

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Lincoln Square Apartments

 

$289,494

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Greeley Manor Company

 

$816,000

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Trinity Housing Corporation

 

$132,873

 

Section 8 Housing Assistance payments to Birchwood Apartments

 


 

OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS

$65,205      

 

Funds from the US Department of Agriculture to Rocky Mountain Eggs Inc.

 

$2,500,000      

 

Funds from the U.S. Forest Service to Pawnee National Grassland Bird Tour Road

 

 

HEALTHCARE:

 

$1,110,522

 

Grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services to Salud Family Health Centers for increased demand for services

 

$2.5 million

 

Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Salud Family Health Centers to build a new clinic more than twice the size of the current one

 

$479,131

 

Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Sunrise Community Health for increased demand for services

 

$1,124,615

 

Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Sunrise Community Health to expand their electronic health record system.

 

 

SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT


$9,644,515           

 

Small Business Administration Loans