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Hickenlooper Announces $92 Million for Colorado Communities in 2023 Annual Funding Bill

Jul 28, 2022

Sixty-two projects requested by Hickenlooper receive initial backing

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper today announced that $92,035,000 in funding for projects across Colorado have been included in the fiscal year 2023 federal appropriations bills. Hickenlooper specifically requested funding for 62 of the projects through the congressionally directed spending (CDS) process.

“These projects will help drive much-needed investments across Colorado. Congress must get this done to help build affordable housing, boost public health, provide clean water, and much more,” said Hickenlooper.

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 will now negotiate final appropriations bills — both the House and Senate will have to conference their respective versions and vote on the final package before this funding becomes law. Hickenlooper will continue pushing to make sure Colorado funding remains in the final package as it moves through Congress.

Last year Hickenlooper secured $100.4 million for 64 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 $92 million total for Colorado in the proposed FY 2023 bills, Hickenlooper secured $66.6 million in funding for 62 projects. A full list of the fiscal year 2023 requested projects is available below. Projects in italics were requested jointly with Senator Michael Bennet.

LocationName of ProjectRequesterFunded Amount
AdamsBuilding Apprenticeship Pathways in Education and HealthcareCareerWise Colorado$1,500,000
AspenCommunity Incubator KitchenThe Farm Collaborative$966,000
AuroraEl Alba Cooperative Commissary KitchenEl Alba Cooperative$150,000
AuroraDenver and Arapahoe Methane Disposal SiteCity and County of Denver$150,000
BeulahBeulah Water Works District for New Raw Water Storage TankBeulah Water Works District$380,000
BoulderSustainable Mobile OfficeThe Latino Chamber of Commerce of Boulder County$250,000
BoulderHousing and Services Hub for Youth Experiencing HomelessnessTGTHR Boulder$2,000,000
BoulderAffordable Housing Modular FactoryCity of Boulder Department of Housing & Human Serv$506,000
BoulderTown of Superior for Granular Activated Carbon System at Water Treatment PlantTown of Superior$1,280,000
CliftonClifton Community CampusMesa County$2,500,000
CliftonNew Doors to HealthMarillac Health$2,500,000
Colorado SpringsEl Paso County LED Retrofit Energy Efficiency ProjectEl Paso County$445,000
Colorado SpringsU.S. Air Force Academy Cemetery ExpansionU.S. Air Force Academy$3,400,000
Colorado SpringsPeterson Space Force Base North Gate Access and Safety ImprovementsColorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)$500,000
CortezMontezuma County Community Intervention ProgramMontezuma County$361,000
CraigCommunity Kitchen Small Business IncubatorCraig Chamber of Commerce$500,000
CreedeLower Willow Creek Micro-Hydro Electric Generation ProjectCity of Creede$425,000
DeltaDelta Dispatch System UpgradeDelta County$500,000
DeltaCity of Delta for North Delta Water Line ReplacementCity of Delta$380,000
DeltaMobile Integrated HealthcareDelta County Ambulance District$233,000
DenverMedication-Assisted Treatment ExpansionCity and County of Denver$1,650,000
DenverAccess to Justice Initiatives for Rural ColoradoColorado Access to Justice Commission$627,000
DenverSubstance Use Navigator ProgramCity and County of Denver$187,000
DenverDenver Sheriff Department Housing Navigation ProgramCity and County of Denver$750,000
DenverNight Moves Youth Violence PreventionCity and County of Denver$350,000
DenverDenver District Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking UnitCity and County of Denver$178,000
DenverCommunity-Based Violence Intervention ProgramCity and County of Denver$799,000
DenverEconomic Development for Black CommunitiesBlack Business Initiative$800,000
DenverI-70 Remnant Parcels for Community RestorationHabitat for Humanity of Metro Denver$1,550,000
DenverArchway Communities Park Hill Campus RehabilitationArchway Housing & Services$3,000,000
DenverMile High United Way United for Families InitiativesMile High United Way$1,500,000
DenverCenter for Employment OpportunitiesCenter for Employment Opportunities Colorado$330,000
DenverInner City Health Center Expansion ProjectInner City Health Center$2,820,000
DurangoFort Lewis College Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship ProgrammingFort Lewis College$401,000
DurangoCollaborative Nursing Workforce Education Degree ProgramFort Lewis College$1,300,000
Fort CollinsTransfort Maintenance Facility Upgrades and RepairsCity of Fort Collins, Transfort$1,500,000
Fort MorganThe Morgan County Block Commissary KitchenMorgan County Diversification Foundation Inc.$257,000
Fort MorganUsing Simulation in a Rural Community College Nursing ProgramMorgan Community College$274,000
GoldenSolidified Natural Gas Methane Emission Capture and ConversionColorado School of Mines$1,150,000
GreeleyHigh Impact Innovative Affordable HousingGreeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity$2,557,000
GreeleyCareer Pathways Program for Essential Healthcare WorkersBanner Health Foundation$717,000
HaxtunHaxtun Health Main Street ClinicHaxtun Hospital District$2,000,000
HugoCritical Access Hospital ReplacementLincoln Community Hospital$3,000,000
La PlataSubstance Abuse Treatment FacilityLa Plata County$1,825,000
MeekerRio Blanco Law Enforcement Training CenterRio Blanco County$350,000
MesaTown of De Beque for Wastewater Treatment PlantThe Town of De Beque$1,246,000
Monte VistaRio Grande Emergency Disaster ResourcesCity of Monte Vista$827,000
NaturitaWest End Housing & Blight Remediation ProjectWest End Economic Development Corporation$900,000
NaturitaTown of Naturita for Wastewater Treatment Plant Lagoon Upgrade and Collection SystemTown of Naturita$1,250,000
NorthglennClean Energy for Northglenn FacilitiesCity of Northglenn$800,000
OteroTown of Cheraw for a Regional Consolidation ProjectTown of Cheraw$1,625,000
Pinewood SpringsPinewood Springs Emergency Resiliency Microgrid ProjectPoudre Valley Rural Electric Association$425,000
PuebloPueblo Crime and Accident Scene ScannerCity of Pueblo$86,000
PuebloYWCA of Pueblo Childcare Center DevelopmentYWCA Pueblo$1,500,000
RifleRifle In-Car and Body-Worn CamerasCity of Rifle$317,000
RifleWapiti Commons Affordable Homeownership DevelopmentHabitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley$1,200,000
SalidaChaffee County North End Public Safety ComplexChaffee County Government$1,000,000
ThorntonThornton Rapid DNA InstrumentCity of Thornton$171,000
ThorntonThornton Crime Scene and Accident ScannerCity of Thornton$102,000
TowaocUte Mountain Ute Multi-Family Housing DevelopmentUte Mountain Ute Tribe$2,500,000
TrinidadCity of Trinidad for a Drinking Water Infrastructure ProjectCity of Trinidad$1,149,000
VailInpatient Behavioral Health Facility in Rural ColoradoVail Health$2,705,000

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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