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The City and County of Denver is dedicated to the Federal ARRA dollars we have secured. You will find local, state and federal programs funded by ARRA are benefiting the City and County of Denver.
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2011 Community Stimulus Report
May 25, 2011 (861 reads)


The City and County of Denver is using our portion of federal stimulus dollars to fund key services and amenities that support Denver business community, neighborhoods and residents. As of May 2011, the City and County of Denver has spent 61% of the $83.3 million federal stimulus dollars obligated to the city. In the 2011 Community Stimulus Report you will find updates and community stories on the impact that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is having in Denver.  

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Denver Public Library Looks to the Future Celebrating the Central Library’s Renovations & New Technology
May 13, 2011 (718 reads)

On Tuesday, May 17, 2011, the Denver Public Library (DPL) will host a community event to celebrate renovations to the Central Library funded by the Better Denver Bond Program, and the addition of public access computers and increased job search assistance, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP).

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OED Economic Forecast ARRA Workforce dollars
March 20, 2011 (908 reads)

Adult Employment Opportunities: The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) recently issued a comprehensive program overview of the stimulus funded Workforce Programs to understand the impact of full-time job placements in the Denver metropolitan area in terms of increased jobs, earnings and sales. OED-Workforce Development forecasts a maximum return on public investmsnt by the end of 2011 of:

  • $7.68 impact on earnings for each stimulus dollar invested
  • $19.79 impact on sales for each stimulus dollar invested

Resulting from the impact of OED-Workforce Development’s stimulus funding, there will be an over $27 million one-time, but sustainable, effect on earnings impact generated by regional workers by the end of 2011. In addition, there will also be an over $71 million one-time , but sustainable, effect on sales impact generated by regional businesses by the end of 2011.  To read the full Economic Impact Forecast visit:

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Colorado gets $963K from stimulus for weatherization job-training
June 05, 2010 (898 reads)

The Colorado Governor's Energy Office is receiving $963,000 in federal stimulus funds to expand weatherization training programs and establish a new training center in Denver.

It is one of 34 projects in 27 states chosen for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds from the U.S. Department of Energy  to support weatherization and energy-efficiency training programs.

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Veterans and Environment benefit from Denver ARRA funding
May 28, 2010 (978 reads)

This week, seven homeless military veterans went out to several Denver neighbors to plant trees.  The group represents Veterans City Canopy which is based on Veteran Green Jobs.  By planting roughly 40 trees each day, they hope to accomplish their goal of 4,600 trees by August 2012. This program also teamed up with Greenprint Denver’s Mile High Million, which aspires to plant 1 million trees by 2025.  

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