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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Legislative Affairs

How the Federal Economic Stimulus Bill helped Longmont

On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), but most people know this legislation by the name “federal stimulus.” More than $783 billion dollars are designated for various programs throughout the nation, and the stated purpose of the ARRA is to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; assist those most impacted by the recession; and to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits.

Funding may come from the ARRA to Longmont through several avenues:

1. Direct allocations to the City - Community Development Block Grants and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants
2. The State of Colorado – grants and competitive processes (including energy, water and transportation funding)
3. National Competition – national competitions with funding from federal agencies such as Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Below is a list of grants that the City staff is applying for on behalf of Longmont, as well as a list of formulary dollars the City will receive from the ARRA:

What the City of Longmont applied for

View the tracking spreadsheet of all federal stimulus grants (PDF, 17 kb).

View the detailed progress on the grants Longmont has received (PDF, 15 kb).

 

What funds were granted

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Dollars for Longmont
Federal Agency Grant Type City Contact Dollar Amount

Housing and Urban

Development (HUD)

Community Development Block Grant

Kathy Fedler,

303-651-8736

$144,674
Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

Ron Shaw,

303-651-8379

$785,100
Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Long's Peak Energy Conservation, 720-864-6401 To be dispersed throughout County
Department of Justice Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

Dan Eamon,

303-651-8433

$29,339
Colorado Council on the Arts Jobs Preservation in the Arts Grant (ARRA funded, State implemented)

Martha Clevenger,

303-651-8370

$10,000
Total Funds     $969,113

 

 

Interested in more information?

View the actual Broadband Technology Opportunity Program application from the City (PDF File)

View the City's application for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds (PDF File)

Check out information on the "Making Work Pay" tax incentive that is part of the ARRA

Apply for weatherization assistance through Long's Peak Energy Conservation

Find out about energy conservation and efficiency programs in Longmont

View the Mayor's letter about Longmont's application for 24 alternative fueled vehicle upgrades (pdf, 329k)

Check out www.grants.gov for information on all federal grants

Check out the federal recovery web site - www.recovery.gov

Check out the state recovery web site - www.colorado.gov/recovery

 

For more information, please contact Sandi Seader, Assistant to the City Manager at sandra.seader@ci.longmont.co.us.

 


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