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Hickenlooper Announces $79.3 Million for Colorado Communities in 2024 Annual Funding Bills

Jul 31, 2023

Seventy-six projects worth $67 million were specifically requested by Hickenlooper and have received initial backing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper today announced the inclusion of over $79.3 million in funding for projects across Colorado. Hickenlooper himself secured more than $67 million for 76 projects across 49 communities and 35 counties through the congressionally directed spending (CDS) process.

“We’re helping Colorado grow by ensuring we get our fair share,” said Hickenlooper. “From rural health clinics to food banks and water treatment facilities, these projects are being driven by Coloradans themselves, not a federal bureaucrat.”

To qualify, CDS requests must be submitted by local governments or non-profits. Senators may then submit these projects for consideration in one of the nine annual funding bills that accept CDS requests. Congress must now negotiate and pass the individual bills to fund the federal government in 2024. Those individual funding bills include these CDS requests.

Last year Hickenlooper secured $66.6 million for 62 projects across Colorado, helping fund projects that address priorities across the state including investments in affordable housing, clean energy, health care, and more.

Of the $79.3 million total for Colorado in the final omnibus funding bill, Hickenlooper secured $67 million in funding for 76 projects. A full list of the fiscal year 2024 projects secured by Hickenlooper is available below.

LocationName of ProjectRequesterFunded Amount
AlamosaSan Luis Valley Health Workforce Housing ProjectLutheran Hospital Association of the San Luis Valley (San Luis Valley Health)$2,000,000
AuroraCity of Aurora for Water System Improvement ProjectCity of Aurora$2,000,000
AuroraSupporting Children with Medical Complexity in Rural CommunitiesChildren’s Hospital of Colorado$421,000
AuroraResidences on AcomaSecond Chance Center$1,500,000
AvonVail Valley Affordable Home Ownership DevelopmentHabitat for Humanity Vail Valley$1,500,000
BoulderAccess to Protective Factors and ProgrammingOut Boulder County$223,000
BoulderBlue Sky Bridge Mental Health Services and Community SafetyBlue Sky Bridge$807,000
BroomfieldBuilding Apprenticeship PathwaysA Precious Child, Inc.$400,000
BroomfieldYouth Fentanyl Prevention CampaignColorado Meth Project Inc./ Rise Above Colorado$500,000
Castle RockUniversal Basic FoodColorado Food Cluster Inc.$903,000
Colorado SpringsSpace ISAC Watch Center & Cyber Space Data Fusion CellSpace Information Sharing and Analysis Center$590,000
Colorado SpringsFood Bank Distribution Center Re-FlooringCare and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado$800,000
Colorado SpringsPikes Peak United Way Family Success CenterPikes Peak United Way$1,000,000
Colorado SpringsUCCS Hybrid Physical Therapy ProgramUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs$374,000
Colorado SpringsSTEM Education OutreachWestern Museum Of Mining & Industry$87,000
Colorado SpringsPikes Peak State College Dental CenterPikes Peak State College$1,000,000
CortezSecuring Southwest Colorado Police and EmergencyMontezuma County$50,000
CortezPuwagaan Kaan Supportive HousingThe Piñon Project$621,000
CraigThe Craig Business and Industrial ParkCity of Craig$2,500,000
Crested ButteAirborne Coverage to Inform Water and Forest Health ManagementRocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL)$975,000
DeltaDelta Health Clinic Space RemodelDelta Health$158,000
DenverKitchen Network WestwoodWest Community Economic Development Corporation ( BuCu West)$261,000
DenverBreakthrough Program ExpansionBreakthrough$353,000
DenverAuraria Early Learning Center and Mixed-Use DevelopmentAuraria Higher Education Center$2,000,000
DenverHabitat for Humanity Homes at 3rd and KnoxHabitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, Inc.$750,000
DenverGrowing Colorado’s Construction and Service WorkforceWestern States College of Construction$1,018,000
DenverCook-To-Work Employment TrainingSo All May Eat, Inc.$157,000
DenverTuring Launch ProgramTuring School of Software & Design$575,000
DenverCommunity Navigation and Supportive Services for NewcomersInternational Rescue Committee in Denver$93,000
DenverFamily Connects ColoradoIlluminate Colorado$670,000
DoloresTown of Dolores for Dolores Water Distribution System ReplacementTown of Dolores$750,000
DurangoSouthwest Housing SolutionsSouthwest Housing Solutions$1,000,000
DurangoCommunity Healthcare Campus Service ExpansionAxis Health System$1,107,000
EadsSand Creek Massacre Records Preservation ProjectThe Sand Creek Massacre Foundation$200,000
EadsKiowa County Hospital Replacement Facility: Phase 1Kiowa County Hospital District$1,917,000
EvansCity of Evans for State Farm Waterline ProjectCity of Evans$677,000
FlorenceFremont MultiDistrict InitiativeFremont MultiDistrict Initiative$450,000
Fort CollinsOpen Soil Water Sensor ArchitectureColorado State University$1,450,000
Fort CollinsFort Collins Affordable Housing PreservationNeighbor to Neighbor$1,000,000
Fort GarlandHistory Colorado for Fort Garland Geothermal & Weatherization ProjectHistory Colorado$164,000
FruitaMaple Street Bridge ReplacementCity of Fruita$1,750,000
Glenwood SpringsBilingual Workforce DevelopmentColorado Mountain College$300,000
Glenwood SpringsOral Health Care Clinic & Regional Dental Hygiene Workforce DevelopmentColorado Mountain College$3,000,000
GoldenHigh Temperature Fuel CellsColorado School of Mines$3,000,000
GoldenJefferson County for Forest Health Youth CorpsJefferson County Open Space$80,000
GoldenCompactor/Roller Attachments for Road SafetyJefferson County Road and Bridge$396,000
Grand JunctionRiverside Educational Center RenovationRiverside Educational Center (REC)$168,000
Grand LakeThree Lakes Water & Sanitation District for Septic-to-Sewer Conversion ProgramThree Lakes Water & Sanitation District$1,000,000
GreeleyGreeley Neighborhood Safety ProgramGreeley Neighborhood Safety Program$500,000
GreeleyEmpowering Sex Trafficking SurvivorsThe Avery Center$109,000
Greenwood VillageDeer Creek Water District for Water Meter ReplacementDeer Creek Water District$80,000
GunnisonCity of Gunnison for Water Treatment Plant InfrastructureCity of Gunnison Colorado$1,200,000
HolyokeHolyoke Community Childcare InitiativeHolyoke Community Childcare Initiative$1,000,000
IgnacioRock Creek Affordable HousingSouthern Ute Indian Tribe$3,000,000
KremmlingTown of Kremmling for Water Tank RepairTown of Kremmling$96,000
Lake CityHinsdale County Emergency Operations CenterHinsdale County$2,000,000
LakewoodArc University Mobile Computer LabArc Thrift Stores$51,000
LamarCity of Lamar for Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements ProjectCity of Lamar$1,800,000
LovelandKidsPak Capital ImprovementsKidsPack$118,000
LyonsSt. Vrain Multimodal TrailTown of Lyons$800,000
MeekerPioneers Medical Center CybersecurityPioneers Medical Center$371,000
MontroseCareer Collaborative ExpansionWestern Slope Schools Career Collaborative$600,000
Oak CreekSouth Routt Medical Center ExpansionSouth Routt Medical Center$2,300,000
OurayCorbett Creek Bridge InstallationOuray County$1,034,000
Pagosa SpringsRegional Workforce Career and Technical Training CenterBuild Pagosa$1,000,000
PuebloTransportation Technology Workforce DevelopmentColorado State University – Pueblo$949,000
SalidaJane’s Place – Multi-family Affordable Housing SolarChaffee County Government$300,000
SiltTown of Silt Water Plant RenovationsTown of Silt$2,053,000
Snowmass VillageChallenge Aspen Mountain Access ProjectChallenge Aspen$94,000
SpringfieldSoutheast Colorado Hospital Cybersecurity ImprovementsSoutheast Colorado Hospital District$205,000
Steamboat SpringsAssisted Living Cooling SystemNorthwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Northwest Colorado Health$105,000
Steamboat SpringsWorkforce Housing Pedestrian and Bicycle ConnectionCity of Steamboat Springs$1,000,000
TowaocMoguan Aftercare Housing FacilityUte Mountain Ute Tribe$2,000,000
WalsenburgHuerfano County for Wastewater System ImprovementsHuerfano County (Gardner Public Improvement District)$500,000
WalsenburgDa Vinci Xi Single Console Surgical System AcquisitionSpanish Peaks Regional Health Center$1,100,000
Wheat RidgeClear Creek Makerspace Program Development – Phase IICity of Wheat Ridge$200,000

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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