Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

2009 News

December 2009



December 28 - Web Update

January Accountability Board Meeting Announced 


December 22 - Web Update

ARRA 2010 Governor's Energy Office Grant Schedule Posted 


December 18

Gov. Ritter Applauds Rollout of Recovery Act Broadband Awards 


December 17

Analysis of Jobs and Spending Data Report 


December 10

Gov. Ritter Announces $1.5M in New Energy Economic Development Grants 


December 9 - Web Update

December Accountability Board Meeting Information Announced 


December 8 - Web Update

December 2009 Broadband Update 


December 7

Secretary Chu Announces $100 Million for Advanced Research Projects 


December 4

Gov. Ritter Congratulates Colorado Biofuels Companies for $48M in Recovery Act Awards  


December 1

Colorado Awarded $2.1 Million to Improve Broadband  




November 2009


November 25

Recovery Act Lowers Construction Costs at Metro State College


November 24

CDOT Completes American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Project in Glenwood Springs  


November 23

Governor's Energy Office Announces Contract Opportunity for Reporting and Data Collection


November 23

Governor's Energy Office Announces Contract Opportunity for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Rebate Progam


November 12 - Web Update

Accountability Board Meeting Details Announced  


November 9

Governor Ritter Announces Efforts to Help Recovery Act Recipients to Report Jobs  


November 4

GEO Partners with Energy Outreach Colorado to Target Weatherization Improvements for Multi-Family Buildings


November 4

CDOT Completes ARRA Funded Project in San Luis Valley  


November 4 - Web Update

Colorado State Forest Service Announces Recipients of Economic Stimulus Funds  


November 4 - Web Update

Colorado State Forest Service Grants - Summary of Projects  


November 3

Recovery Act Metering Project Complete 



October 2009



October 29

Gov. Ritter Congratulates Colorado Recipients for $18M in Recovery Act Geothermal Grants  


October 27 - Web Update

State Recovery Act Oversight Board Meeting Cancelled  


October 27

Gov. Ritter Congratulates Colorado Companies, Utilities for Landing Department of Energy Grants  


October 27

Gov. Ritter Announces Recovery Act Job and Spending Data  


October 26 - Web Update

Forty Local Proposals Awarded Community Service Block Grants  


October 26

National ARRA Website Features $45 Million Grant to UQM Technologies in Frederick


October 23

US 287 Recovery Project Set to Start  


October 16

Colorado Submits Comments about Broadband Applications 


October 15

Governor Ritter Announces New Way to Track Recovery Act Projects 


October 13

Gov. Ritter Announces Successful Recovery Act Data Report 


October 6

CDOT Begins Another American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funded Projects in San Luis Valley


October 1

Sidewalk Improvements in Salida Underway with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funds 


October 1 - Web Update

Colorado's Broadband Application Review Process 



September 2009


September 30

Udall, Bennet Applaud $2 Million in Recovery Funds to Improve Health Information Technology in Colorado 


September 29

Careers for Colorado's New Energy Economy 


September 29

Gov Ritter Announces Recovery Act to Boost K-12 Education Programs 


September 22

Gov. Ritter Announces Veterans Green Jobs Will Provide San Luis Valley Energy Work


September 22

Recovery Act Creating Thousands of Highway Construction Jobs 


September 22

CDOT Begins American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funded Project in Durango 


September 21

Transportation Secretary LaHood and FTA Administrator Rogoff Announce $1.1 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Denver RTD Project to Reduce Energy Consumption 


September 18 - Web Update

Accountability Board Meeting Details Announced 


September 17

Department of Justice Awards Recovery Act Grants to Support Colorado Transitional Housing Program Combating Violence Against Women 


September 17

Recovery Funds to Help Study Carbon Sequestration in Northwest Colorado 


September 16 - Web Update

Governor Ritter's Economic Recovery Team - Statewide Outreach Tour Suspended 


September 11

Governor's Energy Office Announces 4CORE Will Provide Weatherization Services in Southwest Colorado 


September 11

CHFA Awards $1.7 Million in TCAP Funding to Support $14 Million Purchase and Renovation of Denver Gardens Senior Housing 


September 10

Highway 285 Recovery Project Set to Start 


September 10

Recovery Grants Totaling $568,000 Will Keep Jobs in Arts Organizations


September 3

CDOT Completes Construction on ARRA Project on US 160 E. of Alamosa 


September 1

State Highway 52 Bridge Replace Project Begins as Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 



August 2009


August 26 - Web Update

Gov. Ritter Certifies 31 Water Projects Funded by Recovery Act


August 26 - Web Update

Construction Complete on I-70 Safety Improvement Project


August 25

Gov. Ritter Announces Rural Projects to Receive Recovery Act Dollars


August 25 - Web Update

US 285, Saguache County Resurfacing Project Begins


August 24 - Web Update

Gov. Ritter Announces Statewide Public Safety Grants to Create Jobs


August 24 - Web Update

University Blvd. Paving Project Complete


August 19

Recovery Act Showing Gains in Transportation Projects, Jobs


August 18 - Web Update

Accountability Board Meeting Details Announced


August 17 - Web Update

Registration Begins for


August 14

Recovery Act Broadband Grant Application Deadline Extended


August 13

State Treasurer Kicks Off Building Excellent Schools Today Program


August 13

Colorado Secures $32M in Recovery Act Funds for Weatherization Work


August 11

Lt. Gov. O'Brien to Kick Off Race to the Top Work Groups


August 10

State Recovery Act Outreach Tour Begins August 11


August 10

Recovery Act Project to Begin in Glenwood: Improvements at I-70, Exit 116


August 6

CDOT Begins Recovery Act Project on US 24/US 285 in Chaffee County


August 6

Gov. Ritter Congratulates National Renewable Energy Laboratory for Landing $20m Grant


August 5

Gov. Ritter Congratulates UQM Technologies for Landing $45m Grant


August 3

Gov. Ritter & Lt. Gov. O'Brien Join Volunteers at Food Bank, Urge Coloradans to Take Part in 'United We Serve'


August 3

Signal Installation and Upgrade Project Underway as Part of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act


July 2009


July 31

GEO Announces $2M Grant Program to Kick Off Recovery Act Spending on New Energy Projects


July 31 - Web Update

State Revises Recovery Act Funding Estimates


July 30

Gov. Ritter and Lt. Gov. O'Brien Invite Volunteers to Join Them in Distributing Recovery Act-Funded Food


July 30

$45 Million Approved for Affordable Housing Construction


July 29

Colorado Ranks Second in Nation for Recovery Act Transparency


July 28

Colorado Awarded $5 Million in Grants to Hire Police Officers


July 24

EPA Awards $2.8 Million in Recovery Act Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs


July 24

Colorado Ready for Race to the Top Work


July 22

Safety Improvement Project Underway on I-70


July 22

Gov. Ritter Announces Outreach Meetings for Recovery Act Broadband Grants


July 20

Governor's Economic Recovery Team Announces Outreach Events in Durango


July 20

Udall, Bennet Announce $4.8 Million in Recovery Act Funds for Fort Collins Smart Grid Demonstration Project


July 20

Colorado Secures $20 Million in Recovery Funds For New Energy Projects


July 19 - Web Update

Governor's Economic Recovery Team discusses impact in Colorado (Video)


July 17

State Highway 92 Reconstruction Begins in Delta County


July 16

Gov. Ritter Announces Recovery Act Broadband Grants


July 15

History Center-Justice Complex Project Financing a Success, nearly 2,000 Jobs


July 15

Project Begins on I-76 to Replace Concrete Pavement


July 15

HUD Approves Colorado Homeless Prevention Plan


July 14

Gov. Ritter Announces Efficiency Programs to Help Homeowners


July 14

Gov. Ritter Announces Recovery Opportunities at Business Fair


July 13

US 160 Resurfacing East of Alamosa Begins


July 13

Governor Ritter to Announce Recovery Act Opportunities at Business Fair


July 10

Gov. Ritter Encourages Business to Attend Recovery Act Fair on Tuesday


July 10 - Web Update

Information on July 22 Health Information Exchange Planning Conference


July 9

Concrete Repairs Begin on C-470 this Weekend


July 9

Recovery Act Project to Replace Poor Bridges on I-76


July 8 - Web Update

U.S. Government Accountability Office Releases Second Bimonthly Report for Colorado


July 8

Gov. Ritter Welcomes Nearly $1M for Tribal Water Upgrades


July 8 - Web Update

Workshop Offered on Bidding Federal Contracts


July 6 - Web Update

State invites small business owners to outreach event for ARRA funds


July 2

CDOT Completes First American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Highway Project


July 1

Community Health Centers Receive Funding for Urgent Capital Improvement


July 1

Ramp Metering Project Underway as Part of the Recovery Act


July 1

Recovery Act Safety Improvement Project Underway on 96th Avenue at I-76




June 2009


June 30

Transportation Secretary LaHood, Gov. Ritter and U.S. Rep. Perlmutter Kick Off Recovery Project


June 26 - Web Update

Gov. Ritter Signs Executive Order to Advance Application for Non-Profit Grant


June 26 - Web Update

Small Business Loan Program Expands Eligibility


June 25 - Web Update

Tracking how stimulus is spent in Colorado (


June 25

Vice President Applauds Colorado for Quick Use of Recovery Funds


June 25 - Web Update

Obama Administration Announces Availability of $3.9 Billion to Invest in Smart Grid Technologies and Electric Transmission Infrastructure


June 24

Recovery Act Funds At Work at Barr Lake State Park


June 23

Lt. Gov. O'Brien Visits Steamboat Conservation Corps Site to Promote Kids' Outdoor Activity


June 18 - Web Update

CU Researchers Receive $12.7 Million in Recovery Funds


June 18

Gov. Ritter Announces $1.4 Million in Recovery Act Funds for AmeriCorps


June 16

Gov. Ritter Announces Hiring of Minority Outreach Coordinator for Recovery Act


June 16

Lt. Gov. O'Brien Reports New Details for Race to the Top Funding


June 16

New Construction Project: I-25 Resurfacing Project Underway as Part of Recovery Act


June 12

Gov. Ritter Praises Release of Recovery Act Funds to Colorado


June 11

Colorado Wood-To-Energy Projects Awarded $1 Million from Recovery Act


June 11

Regional Program Coordinators Being Sought to Administer Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program


June 11

Gov. Ritter Releases Status Report on Recovery Act Spending


June 11 - Web Update

A Colorado Status Report: A Snapshot of Colorado Recovery Act Funds - Draft


June 9 - Web Update

Agenda for the June 11 CERAB meeting


June 8

Water Quality Control Commission Approves Eligibility List of Recovery Act Water Projects


June 5 - Web Update

Udall, Bennet Announce over $5 Million for Recovery Act to Improve Energy Affordability, Reliability for Southwest Colorado Rural Communities


June 4 - Web Update

Notification to Accountability Board about CDOT Contract Dispute


June 1 - Web Update

Dept. of Human Service Letter to 4 Counties Regarding Refusal of Recovery Act Funds


June 1 - Web Update

Department of Labor and Employment Letter to Accountability Board


June 1 - Web Update

Next Accountability Board Meeting Announced




May 2009


May 29

Colorado Submits Education Plan to Feds for Recovery Funds


May 29 - Web Update

New Health IT Project Information Section


May 27

First I-70 West Recovery Project Set to Start


May 26 - Web Update

Take Advantage of Energy Improvement Tax Credits through the Recovery Act


May 26 - Web Update

New Your Recovery Dollars at Work Section


May 19

Colorado Department of Transportation Recovery Act Project Begins to Repair Concrete on I-70


May 19

Colorado Department of Transportation Begins Second Recovery Act Project


May 19

Coloado Department of Transportation Breaks Ground on First American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Highway Project


May 13

Colorado Department of Transportation Ahead of 120-Day Obligation Deadline for Recovery Act


May 13

Gov. Ritter Announces Plan for Recovery Act Investments in Colorado's New Energy Economy


May 12

Gov. Ritter Releases Report on Recovery Act Funds


May 7

Gov. Ritter Praises Recovery Act Funds for West Corridor Light Rail


May 6

Gov. Ritter Certifies 5th Round of Transportation Recovery Projects


May 6

Gov. Ritter Welcomes Recovery Act Funds Dedicated to Improving Public Safety




April 2009


April 29

Gov. Ritter Says $100M for NREL will Advance New Energy Economy


April 28

Gov. Ritter Statement on Energy Secretary's Visit to NREL


April 27

Gov. Ritter and Lt. Gov. O'Brien Outline Strategy for Race to the Top Education Dollars


April 23

Governor's Energy Office Approves Initial Funding for Weatherization


April 22

Gov. Ritter Praises Recovery Act Funds to Restore National Parks


April 15

Recovery Act to Provide Up to $25M for Summitville Mine Cleanup


April 10

Gov. Ritter Praises $9M Recovery Funds for Community Services


April 8

Economic Recovery Accountability Board Meets Tomorrow


April 3

Gov. Ritter Designates CORHIO to Receive Recovery Funds


April 3

Gov. Ritter Certifies 4th Round of Transportation Recovery Projects


April 2

Colorado Selects Contractors for 1st Recovery Act Transportation Projects


April 1

Gov. Ritter Praises $7.5M in Recovery Funding for Community Health Centers




March 2009


March 31

Gov. Ritter Announces Recovery Act Law Enforcement Grants


March 20

Gov. Ritter Certifies 3rd Round of Transportation Recovery Projects


March 18

Economic Recovery Accountability Board Meets at 2 p.m. Today


March 16

CDOT Sets Meetings to Discuss Recovery Projects


March 13

Colorado Launches Website for State Transportation Projects Funded under the Recovery Act


March 12

CDOT Now Seeking Contractors to Build 1st Recovery Act Roads Projects


March 11

Gov. Ritter, Commissioner Jones Praise Education Funding from Recovery Act


March 6

State Certifies 2nd Round of Transportation Recovery Funds


March 6

New Energy Projects to Play Big Role in Recovery


March 5

Colorado Receives $100M in Recovery Funds for Transit


March 3

Gov. Ritter Certifies 1st Transportation Recovery Funds



February 2009


Feb. 18

Gov. Ritter Establishes Economic Recovery Accountability Board


Feb. 17

Gov. Ritter's Remarks at President Obama's Bill-Signing Ceremony


Feb. 15

Gov. Ritter Statement on President Obama's Upcoming Visit


Feb. 12

Gov. Ritter Statement on American Recovery & Reinvestment Act


Feb. 06

Gov. Ritter Addresses U.S. House Democrats about Economy


Feb. 04

Gov. Ritter Urges Bipartisan Support of Sen. Udall Energy Amendment


Feb. 03

Gov. Ritter Seeks Changes to Recovery Package



January 2009


Jan. 09

Gov. Ritter Joins Cities, Counties to Fight for Federal Job Funds



December 2008


Dec. 10

Gov. Ritter Submits Detailed Stimulus Ideas to President-Elect Obama


Dec. 10

Full text of Gov. Ritter's letter to President-elect Obama


Dec. 10

Gov. Ritter's "Proposals for a National New Energy Economy Stimulus Package"


Dec. 02

Gov. Ritter Pushes for Job Creation, Infrastructure Investments