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Hickenlooper Announces $158 Million For Colorado Communities in Annual Funding Bills

Oct 19, 2021

Fifty projects requested by Hickenlooper receive initial backing

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper today announced $158 million in funding for projects across Colorado were recommended for inclusion in the fiscal year 2022 federal appropriations bills. Hickenlooper specifically requested funding for 50 of the projects through the congressionally directed spending (CDS) process.

“These projects will make a real difference in towns all across our state,” said Hickenlooper. “Coloradans know best what their communities need, and Congress should do its best to listen.” 

To qualify, CDS requests must be submitted by local governments or non-profits. Senators may then request inclusion of these projects in one of the twelve annual funding bills. Congress will now negotiate final appropriations bills — both the House and Senate will have to vote before they become law and communities receive funding. Hickenlooper will continue pushing to make sure Colorado funding remains in the final package.

Hickenlooper was able to include $85 million in funding for 50 projects in the proposed FY 2022 budget bills. A full list of those projects is available below. Projects in italics were requested jointly with Senator Michael Bennet.

LocationName of ProjectRequesterFunded Amount
AlamosaAdams State University/Colorado State Mechanical Engineering PartnershipAdams State University$1,100,000
AuroraSafe Outdoor SpacesCity of Aurora$1,224,000
BoulderCrisis Intervention Response InitiativeCity of Boulder$255,000
BoulderJILA Modernization ProjectUniversity of Colorado, Boulder$950,000
Castle RockGenerational Opportunities to Achieve Long-term Success (GOALS)Douglas County Commissioners$1,000,000
Colorado SpringsNew Cadet Prep School DormitoryUnited States Air Force Academy$24,726,000
Commerce CityPurchase of food bank building/warehouseAdams County Food Bank$525,000
Commerce CityFamily Trauma Recovery Program ExpansionReaching HOPE$321,000
Commerce CityNew Dental Clinic & Services for Children of Low-Income FamiliesKids in Need of Dentistry (KIND)$100,000
CraigCity of Craig Water & Wastewater Emergency GeneratorsCity of Craig$1,080,000
DenverU.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) South Platte River & Tributaries, Adams & Denver Counties, Colorado Project Pre-Construction Engineering & Design (PED)Denver Mayor’s Office$400,000
DenverFoot Patrols with Community OrganizationsCity and County of Denver$122,000
DenverDenver’s Youth Crisis ResponseCity and County of Denver$384,000
DenverOutreach Case Coordinators for Collaborative PolicingDenver Police Department$244,000
DenverCommunity Awareness Program 2.0Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL)$987,000
DenverMontbello FreshLo Hub ProjectMontbello Organizing Committee (MOC)$1,455,000
DenverBoys & Girls Clubs (BGC) Mental Health InitiativeBoys & Girls Clubs in Colorado, Inc.$2,000,000
DenverTepeyac Elyria-Swansea ClinicLa Clinica Tepeyac, Inc.$2,000,000
DenverCareerWise Curricula Design AcceleratorCareerWise Colorado$776,000
DurangoSupporting Regional Agriculture and Food Security in Southwest ColoradoFort Lewis College$159,999
DurangoDurango Hotel Conversion Affordable Housing ProjectCity of Durango$3,000,000
DurangoCity of Durango and Archuleta County Bus PurchaseCity of Durango$522,000
DurangoRegional Inpatient/Residential Treatment SolutionsRegion 9 Economic Development District$150,000
EagleEagle County Transit ImprovementsEagle County Regional Transportation Authority$1,201,000
EdwardsEdwards Integrated Health CenterMountain Valley Health Centers$1,500,000
Fort CollinsSoil Carbon Solutions CenterColorado State University$1,000,000
Glenwood SpringsGlenwood Springs’ South Bridge projectCity of Glenwood Springs$1,000,000
Glenwood SpringsEl Busesito Preschool Program BusesValley Settlement$285,000
Grand JunctionLand Acquisition, land banking, and affordable housing developmentGrand Junction Housing Authority$1,400,000
Grand JunctionGrand Valley Transit Bus Replacement Mesa County/Grand Valley Transit$1,223,000
GunnisonGunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority Fleet Expansion Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority$1,460,000
HotchkissWater Treatment PlantTown of Hotchkiss$91,000
IgnacioEnhanced Outcrop Methane CaptureSouthern Ute Indian Tribe2,500,000
La VetaNew Water plantTown of La Veta$600,000
LafayetteYMCA of Northern Colorado – YMCA/Head Start/Imagine!: Combined Programming and Site ConsolidationYMCA of Northern Colorado$1,000,000
LakewoodEasterseals Colorado Center for Inclusive Employment and ProgramsEasterseals Colorado$980,000
LeadvilleLake County Community Justice CenterLake County Board of County Commissioners$3,575,000
MinturnMinturn Water Tank ProjectTown of Minturn$1,000,000
MontroseMontrose County Historic Courthouse RenovationMontrose County$7,725,000
PalisadeWestern Slope Community Clinic & Urgent Care FacilityTown of Palisade$1,000,000
PuebloParkview Medical Center Comprehensive Care InitiativeParkview Medical Center$500,000
RangelyCogency Power Solar ProjectTown of Rangely$5,000,000
RedstoneCoal Mine Methane SolutionsCommunity Office for Resource Efficiency$1,200,000
RicoTown of Rico Central Sewer SystemTown of Rico$2,500,000
ThorntonDe-Escalation Training SimulatorCity of Thornton$125,000
TowaocWhite Mesa Law Enforcement ServicesUte Mountain Ute Tribe$784,000
TowaocUMU Housing Improvement ProjectUte Mountain Ute Tribe$2,000,000
TrinidadLas Animas County Perry Stokes Airport upgradeLas Animas County$450,000
VailVail Transit Bus Replacement and Charging Infrastructure Town of Vail – Vail Transit$1,650,000
WellingtonPeer Support First Responder Mental Health CareWellington Fire Protection District$18,000

Senate rules require Senators to publicly list all requests received and certify they do not have financial interests in any of the requests they submit for inclusion in the funding bills. For more information on CDS requests, CLICK HERE.


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