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Hickenlooper Applauds $178 Million for Colorado Communities in 2023 Funding Bill   

Dec 20, 2022

Hickenlooper secured 94 projects worth over $129 million in final bill.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper today applauded the inclusion of over $178.3 million in funding for projects across Colorado in the fiscal year 2023 federal funding bill. Hickenlooper secured $129.3 million of the funding for 94 projects through the congressionally directed spending (CDS) process.

“Coloradans know best what their communities need,” said Hickenlooper. “These projects are examples of how everyone wins when Washington listens to the needs of the people we serve.”

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 has now negotiated an omnibus bill to fund the federal government in 2023 that includes these CDS requests.

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 $178.3 million total for Colorado in the final omnibus funding bill, Hickenlooper secured $129.3 million in funding for 94 projects. A full list of the fiscal year 2023 included projects is available below.

LocationName of ProjectRequesterFunded Amount
AuroraAuMHC Acute Care CenterAurora Mental Health Center$2,000,000
AuroraChild and Youth Behavioral Workforce Pathway InitiativeChildren’s Hospital Colorado$668,313
AuroraDenver and Arapahoe Disposal SiteCity and County of Denver$150,000
AuroraMartin Luther King Jr. Library Expansion and ImprovementsCity of Aurora$2,500,000
AuroraWaterline Replacement ProgramCity of Aurora$2,800,000
AuroraColorado Freedom Memorial CenterColorado Freedom Memorial Foundation$1,500,000
AuroraEl Alba Cooperative Commissary KitchenEl Alba Cooperative$150,000
AuroraThe Roots—A Community Hub for Newcomers in ColoradoProject Worthmore$4,000,000
AuroraCU Injury and Violence Prevention CenterUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center$460,584
AuroraRural Public Health CertificateUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center$783,580
BeulahBeulah Water Works District for New Raw Water Storage TankBeulah Water Works District$380,000
BoulderAffordable Housing Modular FactoryCity of Boulder Department of Housing & Human Services$506,000
BoulderHousing and Services Hub for Youth Experiencing HomelessnessTGTHR Boulder$2,000,000
BoulderSustainable Mobile OfficeThe Latino Chamber of Commerce of Boulder County$250,000
BoulderTown of Superior for Granular Activated Carbon System at Water Treatment PlantTown of Superior$1,280,000
BrightonAdams County Veterans Memorial AmphitheaterAdams County$750,000
CherawTown of Cheraw for a Regional Consolidation ProjectTown of Cheraw$1,625,000
CliftonNew Doors to HealthMarillac Health$2,500,000
CliftonClifton Community CampusMesa County$2,500,000
Colorado SpringsChild Advocacy Center for the Pikes Peak RegionChildren’s Advocacy Center$360,000
Colorado SpringsPeterson Space Force Base North Gate Access and Safety ImprovementsColorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)$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
Commerce City62nd Avenue and Vasquez ImprovementsCity of Commerce City$4,000,000
CortezMontezuma County Community Intervention ProgramMontezuma County$361,000
CraigCommunity Kitchen Small Business IncubatorCraig Chamber of Commerce$500,000
CraigCraig Energy Center Feasibility StudyTri State Generation and Transmission Association$200,000
CreedeLower Willow Creek Micro-Hydro Electric Generation ProjectCity of Creede$425,000
De BequeTown of De Beque for Wastewater Treatment PlantThe Town of De Beque$1,246,000
DeltaNorth Delta Water Line ReplacementCity of Delta$380,000
DeltaDelta Dispatch System UpgradeDelta County$500,000
DeltaMobile Integrated HealthcareDelta County Ambulance District$233,000
DenverArchway Communities Park Hill Campus RehabilitationArchway Housing & Services$3,000,000
DenverEconomic Development for Black CommunitiesBlack Business Initiative$800,000
DenverCenter for Employment OpportunitiesCenter for Employment Opportunities Colorado$330,000
DenverDenver District Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking UnitCity and County of Denver$178,000
DenverSubstance Use Navigator ProgramCity and County of Denver$187,000
DenverNight Moves Youth Violence PreventionCity and County of Denver$350,000
DenverDenver Sheriff Department Housing Navigation ProgramCity and County of Denver$750,000
DenverCommunity-Based Violence Intervention ProgramCity and County of Denver$799,000
DenverMedication-Assisted Treatment ExpansionCity and County of Denver$1,650,000
DenverClarion Inn HotelColorado Coalition for the Homeless$4,000,000
DenverIncreased Access to Dental and Mammography/Radiology ServicesDenver Health & Hospital Authority$2,200,000
DenverI-70 Remnant Parcels for Community RestorationHabitat for Humanity of Metro Denver$1,550,000
DenverInner City Health Center Expansion Project Inner City Health Center$2,820,000
DenverService Center for Low-Income Latino ResidentsServicios de La Raza$2,000,000
DenverMile High United Way United for Families InitiativesMile High United Way$1,500,000
DenverCentral Corridor Rail ReplacementRegional Transportation District (RTD)$4,000,000
DenverDenver Public LibraryCity and County of Denver$750,000
DenverMothershipUrban Peak$413,940
DurangoFort Lewis College Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship ProgrammingFort Lewis College$401,000
DurangoCollaborative Nursing Workforce Education Degree ProgramFort Lewis College$1,300,000
EdwardsInpatient Behavioral Health Facility in Rural ColoradoVail Health$2,705,000
EmpireWater Distribution System ReplacementTown of Empire$4,000,000
Estes ParkFire Mitigation Through Power Line ReplacementTown of Estes Park$785,937
Fort CollinsTransfort Maintenance Facility Upgrades and RepairsCity of Fort Collins, Transfort$1,500,000
Fort MorganUsing Simulation in a Rural Community College Nursing ProgramMorgan Community College$274,000
Fort MorganThe Morgan County Block Commissary KitchenMorgan County Diversification Foundation Inc.$257,000
GoldenSolidified Natural Gas Methane Emission Capture and ConversionColorado School of Mines$1,150,000
GoldenGreen Hydrogen Laboratory EquipmentColorado School of Mines$3,000,000
GoldenGlobal Energy Business ParkState of Colorado$4,000,000
GranbyHighway 40 Trail ConnectionTown of Granby$1,325,000
GreeleyCareer Pathways Program for Essential Healthcare WorkersBanner Health Foundation$717,000
GreeleyHigh Impact Innovative Affordable HousingGreeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity$2,557,000
Greenwood VillageMental Health Day Treatment FacilityCherry Creek School District$1,500,000
HaxtunHaxtun Health Main Street ClinicHaxtun Hospital District$2,000,000
HugoCritical Access Hospital ReplacementLincoln Community Hospital$3,000,000
La Plata CountySubstance Use Treatment FacilityLa Plata County$1,825,000
LittletonTri-Cities Ready to Work ProgramCity of Littleton$1,500,000
LyonsLEAF LyonsLyons Emergency & Assistance Fund$575,000
MeekerRio Blanco Law Enforcement Training CenterRio Blanco County$350,000
Monte VistaRio Grande Emergency Disaster ResourcesCity of Monte Vista$828,000
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
NorthglennWater Treatment Plant UpgradesCity of Northglenn$2,329,600
Pinewood SpringsPinewood Springs Emergency Resiliency Microgrid ProjectPoudre Valley Rural Electric Association$425,000
Pitkin CountyCommunity Incubator KitchenThe Farm Collaborative$966,000
PuebloPueblo Crime and Accident Scene ScannerCity of Pueblo$86,000
PuebloYWCA of Pueblo Child Care 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
SilverthorneSummit County Child Care CenterSummit County$750,000
StatewideBuilding Apprenticeship Pathways in Education and HealthcareCareerWise Colorado$1,500,000
StatewideAccess to Justice Initiatives for Rural ColoradoColorado Access to Justice Commission$627,000
ThorntonThornton Crime Scene and Accident ScannerCity of Thornton$102,000
ThorntonThornton Rapid DNA InstrumentCity of Thornton$171,000
TowaocUte Mountain Ute Multi-Family Housing DevelopmentUte Mountain Ute Tribe$2,500,000
TrinidadDrinking Water Infrastructure ProjectCity of Trinidad$1,149,000
WellingtonViewpointe Lift StationTown of Wellington$608,000
WestminsterFederal Parkway Multimodal ImprovementsCity of Westminster$3,000,000
Wheat RidgeWadsworth Boulevard Phase 2City of Wheat Ridge$4,000,000
WolcottEagle Valley TrailEagle County Government$2,000,000

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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