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Recovery and Reinvestment (Stimulus Funding) in Larimer County

This website will provide information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a.k.a. Stimulus Funds, as it relates to Larimer County.

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Overview

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17th, 2009. The purpose of the ARRA is:

  • To preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery
  • To assist those most impacted by the recession
  • To increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health
  • To invest in transportation, environmental protection, and infrastructure
  • To stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services

The full text of the Recovery Act can be accessed on the Recovery.gov web site.

Allocated Funds

As of May 18, 2009

Service Area/Dept. Grant Amount Status
Engineering Transportation Funds allocated from CDOT $3,485,000 Partnership with City of Fort Collins, City of Loveland and Town of Berthoud to improve County Road 17.
Natural Resources / Engineering Transportation Funding $600,000 Partnership with the Town of Windsor for the completion of underpass at State Highway 392 on the Poudre River Trail.
Workforce Center Workforce Investment Act - low income Adults $125,046 Job search, training and assistance for qualifying low income adults.
Workforce Center Workforce Investment Act - low income Youth $471,691 Job training and summer youth employment
Workforce Center Workforce Investment Act - dislocated workers $418,176 Assistance targeted at laid off workers who are unlikely to return to previous occupation
Workforce Center Wagner Peyser RES -customers receiving unemployment $199,493 Additional Wagner Peyser funds earmarked to assist individuals receiving unemployment compensation.
Workforce Center Wagner Peyser - Employment Center/Job Seeker/Employers) $119,696 Additional Wagner Peyser funds earmarked the job center to assist individual looking for employment
Facilities / Building Inspection Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant $364,200 Allocated funds to be used for improvements to energy management technologies in county buildings and to be used for promoting energy conservation and green building practices in the unincorporated area
Health and Human Services CSBG Allocation $497,000 To be used for housing/ nutrition, employment and health. Specifics not yet finalized
Human Services Food Stamps $62,899 Supplemental funding for food stamps
Human Services Child Support Funding $250,000 Staffing for expanded support for child support programs
Human Services Child Care Assistance $400,679 Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) program for the current state fiscal year ending June 30, 2009. These funds will be used to support the increased costs of child care subsidies due to increased caseloads.
Human Services Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) TBA Funding amount unknown at this time, however there are earmarked allocations in ARRA for this use that will be coming to the county.
Human Services Additional Medicaid Funding TBA Additional funding for Medicaid services
Office on Aging Nutrition Funding $63,700 $42,686 for congregate meals to be served at various senior meal sites. $21,014 for blizzard boxes to be delivered by various home delivered meals providers.
District Attorney Victim/Witness Funding $88,819 Staffing for Misdemeanor Victim/Witness Specialist
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