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Police get grants to catch car thieves

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Front Range police departments have received $2 million in grants from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority to help catch car thieves. Eight awards were given to seven multi-jurisdictional auto theft task forces made up of 34 law enforcement agencies. “The bad economy threatens to increase Colorado’s auto theft problem at a time when local… Continue Reading Police get grants to catch car thieves

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Colorado is one of the top 10 states when it comes to serious disciplinary actions for doctors – and this, according to publiccitizen.org, is good news. The state had 4.5 actions – including revocations, surrenders, suspensions and probations – for every 1,000 doctors, making it ninth of 10 states. The other states with the most… Continue Reading Colorado’s doctors face right amount of discipline

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Ent awards YES grants

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Ent Federal Credit Union has awarded $45,000 in Youth Endowment Series program grants to 17 local nonprofit organizations. Fifty-four organizations applied for the grants. Among other criteria, the applications were evaluated according to their general benefit to the community and potential ability to use the grant to obtain additional funds and community support. Since the… Continue Reading Ent awards YES grants

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Colorado will receive nearly $30 million in federal grants for health and human services programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The state will receive $25 million in grants for the child care development fund that will allow federal subsidies for families whose children require day care while they are working, seeking employment, receiving… Continue Reading Colorado receives stimulus money for child care, vaccines

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The Downtown Development Authority is giving away money – but only if it’s going to be spent to improve the downtown landscape. The authority has up to $150,000 in grant money – to be given away in amounts varying between $2,500 and $25,000 for projects that will enhance downtown. Last year, the DDA awarded 18… Continue Reading Free money for downtown development

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Grants destined for El Paso, Teller counties

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The State Historic Fund has awarded 60 historic preservation grants totaling $7,124,311, and portions of that money will fund four El Paso County projects. The Drennan Community School Building preservation project was awarded $199,736. Located in rural El Paso County, the building will be renovated for municipal use and will be fueled by green technology.… Continue Reading Grants destined for El Paso, Teller counties

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More grants from Governor’s Energy Office

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The Governor’s Energy Office has selected 12 matching grant award recipients for the 2008 Colorado Energy Star New Homes program. Colorado Springs Utilities, representing the City of Colorado Springs, was one of the winners. The program encourages city and county officials to work with residential builders to help them earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s… Continue Reading More grants from Governor’s Energy Office

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The Governor’s Energy Office has awarded $350,000 in grants to eight organizations for “New Energy Economic Development,” or NEED, efforts. NEED grants must be used to develop emerging technologies that could attract additional investment to Colorado’s growing energy-efficiency and renewable-energy industries. Tom Plant, director of the energy office, said the grant program gives organizations a… Continue Reading Governor’s office to award $650,000 in energy grants

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TIF, challenge grants for downtown development

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Two different funding mechanisms are now available through the Downtown Development Authority for those interested in downtown development projects. The programs, tax increment financing through reimbursement contracts and challenge grants, require an application and review process. The deadline for challenge grant applications is April 30. Applications for TIF are ongoing. Application forms are available on… Continue Reading TIF, challenge grants for downtown development

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County DHS applies for $492,786 in CSBG grants

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The El Paso County Department of Human Services has applied to receive $492,786 in Community Services Block Grants for 2008 and 2009. The federal CSBG grants are awarded annually to provide county emergency and self-sufficiency services to low-income families. The Pikes Peak Community Action Agency and the Salvation Army’s emergency shelter will provide those services… Continue Reading County DHS applies for $492,786 in CSBG grants

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