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DENVER (AP) – Colorado will keep posting signs alongside construction projects paid for with federal stimulus dollars. Democratic lawmakers voted to reject the Republican proposal Thursday after a hearing in the a House committee. The state has spent as much as $247,000 in stimulus money to post the signs along about 100 construction sites letting… Continue Reading Dems reject scrapping signs at stimulus project

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Local advertising and marketing agency, Vladimir Jones, received a $5 million contract from the Governor’s Energy Office, to help Colorado residents learn to save energy. The contract, which is funded with American Reinvestment and Recovery Act money, is really aimed at “changing behavior,” said Vladimir Jones CEO Meredith Vaughn. “We will be creating an awareness… Continue Reading Vladimir Jones receives stimulus contract

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Stimulus money goes to Springs arts groups

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Three local arts organizations will each receive $10,000 in federal stimulus money allocated by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra, the Springs-based Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival and Theatreworks at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will be awarded grants. The money is a portion of the $568,040 being… Continue Reading Stimulus money goes to Springs arts groups

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Stimulus grants to save police jobs

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants totaling $16.5 million will fund 65 law enforcement jobs, including six positions in the El Paso County D.A.’s office for juvenile diversion that were scheduled to be terminated. In all, Recovery Act grants will support 77 programs, including eight statewide projects costing $6.5 million. The remaining 69 programs costing… Continue Reading Stimulus grants to save police jobs

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CHFA gets $45.1 million in stimulus money

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The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority has received $45.1 million in federal stimulus money to help finance the construction of 1,800 affordable rental units and create about 750 jobs. The money is part of the Tax Credit Assistance Program and Tax Credit Exchange Program, both established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. CHFA will distribute the money in… Continue Reading CHFA gets $45.1 million in stimulus money

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Only a few months remain for small businesses to take advantage of tax breaks offered by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Faster write-offs for capital expenditures Many small businesses that invest in new property and equipment will be able to write off most or all of the purchases on their 2009 returns. The new… Continue Reading Time running out for small business stimulus tax breaks

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Months will pass before the effects of the massive government stimulus plan are seen in offices, factories and shops across Colorado. But Americans have a tradition of self-reliance, and it’s time to tap into that tried-and-true reservoir. There are several ways businesses can create their own stimulus plan, said Jim Vonachen, a partner at Clifton… Continue Reading Bypassed by bailout? Create your own small biz stimulus

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Transportation projects receive more money

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An additional $31,818 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money will be used for the Woodmen Road project and $125,000 will repair erosion on Interstate in Monument. The $157,000 is in addition to $13.1 million already allocated. The Colorado Department of Transportation Region 2 will receive a total of $61 million in stimulus money and Colorado… Continue Reading Transportation projects receive more money

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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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Peak Vista plans to use $1.3 million received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create new mobile health services.The grant will provide money for two years, and covers both the staff and operations of mobile health services, which will bring care to children in their neighborhoods. Peak Vista was the only community health… Continue Reading Peak Vista creates new services, staff positions

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