April 13, 2013 2:02 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - NASA is giving the University of Colorado about $36 million to build and operate an instrument to gather data about the disruptive effects of space weather. The Daily Camera reports the instrument will weigh about 60 pounds and will launch aboard a commercial communications satellite. The... more »
September 5, 2012 3:49 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado community that saw a massive wildfire in the middle of peak tourism season will receive a federal grant to try to lure visitors back to the foot of Pikes Peak. The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau will receive $100,000 to promote visits... more »
August 6, 2012 7:23 PM
Multiple fields, basketball courts, and a lot of open space! Despite the tough economy, a new million dollar sports complex on the southside of Pueblo will soon be open.
We found out a lot of help came from the Denver Broncos. Crews have been hard at work this summer... more »
May 18, 2012 5:31 PM
The City of Pueblo will receive $14.8 million from a state tourism grant program. That was announced this afternoon in Denver.
Pueblo had asked for $34 million to help pay for a major expansion project at the Pueblo Riverwalk including an expanded convention center, an aquatics center and a... more »
March 26, 2012 3:11 PM
The City of Colorado Springs has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the 2012 federal Safe Routes to School program, which will pay for improvements around Bates Elementary School in the Cragmoor neighborhood.
The grant will pay for sidewalks, pedestrian ramps and a better school crossing location. Construction is... more »
December 23, 2011 5:14 AM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado has been awarded a federal education grant worth nearly $18 million - after being passed over three times for bigger awards from the "Race To The Top" competition. The award announced Friday will be used to help pay for Colorado's new statewide teacher evaluation system. It... more »
December 1, 2011 9:47 AM
An effort to reduce air pollution in Colorado Springs has the positive side effect of making school buses warmer for students.
Colorado Springs School District 11 received a regional air quality grant to install fluid heaters in about 90 percent of their buses.
The upgrade cuts the amount... more »
September 9, 2011 7:04 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte officials are planning to buttress the city's sizable police force with as many as 3,400 extra law officers during the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The additional officers from outside agencies will help the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service provide security and crowd... more »
September 7, 2011 12:25 PM
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday that Colorado Springs based Near Space Systems will receive $300,000 in funding over the next three years to research advanced hydropower technology.
Near Space is the only company in the state and one of 16 in the country to receive a share... more »
August 13, 2011 6:41 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - City records suggest a developer improperly spent some of the $2 million grant that El Pomar Foundation gave to keep the U.S. Olympic Committee headquartered in Colorado Springs.
LandCo Equity Partners was the development firm initially chosen to build the headquarters building. According to... more »
August 2, 2011 8:31 AM
The Southeast Colorado Regional Heritage Task Force has received a grant to help document the role of Bent's New Fort in the Sand Creek Massacre.
Bent's New Fort was built in 1853 after the abandonment nearby of Bent's Old Fort, which was a 19th-century trading post on the Santa... more »
June 19, 2011 1:57 PM
Florissant, CO (AP) - The National Park Foundation announced today that it is proud to award Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument a grant to support the launch of the Post to Parks Program, its new innovative project that helps connect and engage military families and youth with our nation's national... more »
April 12, 2011 1:31 PM
The United Way of Pueblo County is asking for applications for a grant of up to $20,000 to improve the community.
Grant ideas should address a pressing, unmet human service need in Pueblo County. The proposal should help launch a new program or strengthen an existing community program.
... more »
March 11, 2011 7:13 PM
The Colorado State Parks Board has approved over $4 million in grants to build, maintain, plan and support volunteer programs for motorized trails throughout Colorado in 2011.
The grants were funded solely by the sale of off-highway vehicle registrations (OHV) and will pay for managing, operating, posting signs, planning... more »
March 1, 2011 2:53 PM
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center, in conjunction with the Tri-county Workforce Center, has announced a research and planning grant of $75,000 from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The grant will assess how the workforce system can help develop programs to serve the aerospace industry.
This grant is... more »
February 15, 2011 7:39 PM
The United States Department of Agriculture has $500,000 available in grants for proposed conservation projects in Colorado.
Individual applications will be awarded through a statewide competitive grants process for improving conservation practices in Colorado. Applications will be accepted from eligible entities, including federally-recognized Indian Tribes, state and local governments,... more »
February 15, 2011 6:55 PM
The Colorado Department of Agriculture invites county officials, conservation districts, and non-profit organization involved in weed management in Colorado to apply for two grants designed to eradicate noxious weeds. The goal of the grants is to protect Colorado's natural resources by providing noxious weed management opportunities across the state.
... more »
February 1, 2011 10:34 AM
Faculty researchers at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs will study the role of online informal communication in disasters as part of a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
The grant is shared with the University of California Irvine.
Among the topics to be studied is the... more »
January 28, 2011 8:31 AM
The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has been chosen to receive a $28,500 grant from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
The local Y was one of 10 organizations across the state to receive grants.
The money comes from federal funding. more »
January 13, 2011 5:45 PM
The National Parks Service will hold an informational meeting next week to explain the application process for funding preservation efforts at Japanese confinement sites using during World War II.
The meeting is scheduled for January 21 at 10 a.m. at the National Park Service office at 12795 Alameda Parkway... more »
January 6, 2011 7:19 PM
With obesity rampant among our young people, Roncalli Middle School in Pueblo continues to receive grant money to help students stay fit.
Today "Miles" the official Denver Broncos mascot was at the school. He encouraged students to exercise for 60 minutes a day and eat healthier.
In the... more »
December 27, 2010 7:18 PM
Recent history in the housing market has shown the importance of buyers entering into good loans. The government just gave out nearly $73 million to work on seeing more of them in the future; and part of the money is coming to Colorado Springs.
Employees at the non-profit Partners... more »
December 21, 2010 2:17 PM
The Pueblo Health Department will remove its recycling bins next week due to lack of funding.
The bins are located at:
Bessemer Neighborhood near the EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel Mill offices
Pueblo West near Civic Center and Joe Martinez Boulevard
Pueblo West near the General... more »
November 1, 2010 1:24 PM
The Bureau of Land Management has received $974,000 for stabilization efforts at the Fourmile Canyon Fire west of Boulder in September.
About $907,000 for Emergency Stabilization treatments is available immediately, while $67,000 for rehabilitation treatments is expected to be available in January or February of next year.
"Getting... more »
September 21, 2010 3:29 PM
Pueblo Community College has received a $1.6 million grant to help disadvantaged students over the next five years.
The program is called TRIO. It is a federally funded program that provides support for first generation, low income or disabled college students in hopes of keeping them in school. The... more »
September 17, 2010 2:04 PM
NASA has awarded $6.7 million to a University of Colorado team to help with a mission to the sun.
The CU-Boulder team will design components of instruments that will be onboard the spacecraft. A small, car-sized satellite called Solar Probe Plus will go to a region of the sun... more »
September 13, 2010 8:02 PM
It may be warm this time of year, but cold weather isn't far away. So homeless advocates are doing extra work to get ready for the winter, but this year they may be a little short on help.
Colorado Springs Police say of the 100 to 150 homeless still... more »
September 13, 2010 12:23 PM
The Air Force Academy and Colorado College will benefit from a $100 million federal grant to upgrade broadband in Colorado.
Colleges, universities, libraries, schools and underserved communities will all receive high-speed internet access.
Gov. Bill Ritter will announce details at a Monday afternoon news conference. According to the... more »
September 7, 2010 9:49 AM
Philanthropist George Soros has announced a 10-year, $100 million grant to Human Rights Watch.
The organization said Tuesday that it is receiving the funding from Soros' Open Society Foundations. The grant challenges Human Rights Watch to raise an additional $100 million in matching private contributions. It will require Human... more »
September 1, 2010 2:36 PM
Pikes Peak Community College has announced it has received three grants, more than $500,000.
$83,276 from the Childcare Care Access Means Program each of the next four years to help low income PPCC students access campus-based child care services. In addition, grant funds may be used to provide... more »
August 18, 2010 5:42 PM
Colorado has been awarded more than $40 million to help Charter Schools. Denise Mund, director of the Schools of Choice Office at the Colorado Department of Education announced the grant Wednesday. It totals $13.6 million a year for three years and comes from the U.S. Department of Education.
The... more »
August 11, 2010 3:40 PM
The Colorado School of Mines has been selected for a $510,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop technologies aimed at safely and economically storing carbon dioxide underground in geologic formations.
"The projects announced today are part of this Administration's commitment to leading the world in carbon... more »
August 2, 2010 2:57 PM
Colorado State University-Pueblo has won a competitive grant to investigate ways for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to use alternative energy to sustain and maintain the state's rest areas and right-of-way corridors.
The College of Science and Mathematics and College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies will work... more »
July 27, 2010 1:25 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado is among the states that have been named finalists in the second round of the federal "Race to the Top" school reform grant competition. The announcement Tuesday by the Department of Education means Colorado has a chance to win a share of $3 billion. Department officials... more »
July 20, 2010 10:50 AM
Colorado State University-Pueblo has received a $300,000 grant to study strokes and come up with new treatments to prevent brain damage.
The three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health was submitted by Dr. Jeff Smith, assistant professor of biology. "Besides having an opportunity to contribute to possible therapies... more »
July 20, 2010 8:13 AM
The Colorado School of Mines and the University of Colorado are among nearly 70 schools nationwide participating in basic research funded by the Defense Department.
The projects, announced last week, will be paid for with $227 million in grants. The Defense Department hasn't said how much each school will... more »
July 1, 2010 4:25 PM
Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board recommends 46 Grants Totaling $252 Million To State Board of Education
The Colorado Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board met this week to review and select cash and lease-purchase grant applications to recommend to the state board of education for award from the... more »
June 17, 2010 1:51 PM
Colorado State University-Pueblo announced Thursday a commitment to pay tuition and fees for a significant percentage of full-time Colorado resident undergraduate students beginning in Fall 2011.
CSU-Pueblo's Commitment to Colorado program is a guarantee that full-time, resident undergraduates with a family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less who... more »
June 9, 2010 9:06 AM
Fort Carson will hold a memorial service at 11:00 Wednesday morning for three fallen soldiers. The troops were killed in Afghanistan.
Soldiers being memorialized are: Sgt. Grant A. Wichmann - 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Field Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
Sgt. Nathan P. Kennedy -... more »
June 4, 2010 6:27 PM
The Governor's Energy Office has been selected to receive $963,000 in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand Colorado's weatherization training programs and establish a new weatherization training center in Denver. This is one of 34 projects in 27 states that have been selected to receive $29... more »
June 3, 2010 5:41 PM
The Women's Resource Agency is asking for local employers to provide job training opportunities to women who have been in jail.
The organization, which for nearly 40 years has been helping women of all ages and situations attain and maintain financial independence, received a $100,000 contract from the Colorado... more »
May 4, 2010 6:55 PM
A local non-profit agency that helps adults with developmental disabilities to live independently is in the running to be awarded a $50,000 grant this month from Pepsi.
Cheyenne Village is one of 1,344 non-profit agencies across the country competing to win a share of the $1.3 million Good Idea... more »
April 29, 2010 7:07 PM
Pueblo City schools has received a $600,000 grant to help Hispanic families improve their English skills. Some students have struggled with classwork, because their parents only speak Spanish, but now changing.
At Bradford Elementary School, 7 year-old Bryan Moreno is learning how to read English. "Hey dad this is... more »
April 29, 2010 11:25 AM
Here's what I'm working on today. Pueblo City Schools has received a $600,000 grant from Toyota to improve language skills among Hispanic students. The Toyota Family Literacy Program is now running at Bradford Elementary, Baca Elementary and Irving Elementary schools.
The school district has invited the media to Bradford... more »
April 28, 2010 3:12 PM
Federal stimulus money will be used to beautify a highway interchange on Pueblo's east side.
The project is located at the interchange of State Highway 47, State Highway 96 and U.S. 50 Bypass. It will include planting of trees and shrubs, installation of topsoil, seeding with native grassland grass... more »
April 6, 2010 6:39 PM
Colorado will try again to win millions in federal funding for education reform. Gov. Bill Ritter announced Tuesday that the state will enter the second round of the "Race to the Top" competition after losing in the first round. Colorado placed 14th out a field of 16 finalists.
Just... more »
April 5, 2010 7:04 PM
The US Olympic Committee is coming to the rescue of cash-strapped Colorado Springs. The USOC gave the city a $250,000 grant that will fund youth sport and recreation programs.The grant will provide $125,000 each year for two years and will provide funding for a variety of youth recreation and sports... more »
March 4, 2010 12:25 PM
The U.S. Department of Education has named 16 finalists in the first round of its "Race to the Top" competition, which will deliver $4.35 billion in school reform grants.
Selected Thursday from a pool of 41 applicants are: Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana,... more »
March 3, 2010 10:45 AM
A U.S. congressman from North Carolina wants the $50 bill redrawn to feature the face of former President Ronald Reagan. Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry wants Congress to require the U.S Treasury to replace former President Ulysses S. Grant on the bill. McHenry announced his bill Tuesday, and he has 13... more »
January 20, 2010 9:29 AM
Colorado has vowed to expand merit pay for teachers, change how educators are evaluated, and hire more Teach for America national service recruits as it tries to win $377 million in federal funding for schools. Colorado made the promises Tuesday as it seeks part of a $4.3 billion grant package... more »
January 11, 2010 11:17 AM
It's one example of the Obama administration using stimulus money for energy-saving technology and job creation. The administration is announcing funding today for nine projects aimed at significantly boosting fuel efficiency in heavy trucks and passenger vehicles. More than half of the money is coming from the stimulus package. The... more »
December 31, 2009 8:40 AM
Colorado State University researchers have received $1.15 million in federal funds to study how much nitrogen and ammonia are emitted from cattle feedlots. Feedlots along Colorado's Front Range are believed to be a major source of nitrogen pollution in Rocky Mountain National Park to the west. Biologists say the park's... more »
November 30, 2009 5:37 PM
Pueblo's shelter for battered women and children received an early Christmas present Monday--a check for $35,000. The YWCA of Pueblo received a $35,000 Daniels Fund grant to support the Family Crisis Shelter. The grant will allow the YWCA to provide crisis intervention and emergency shelter to an estimated 350 women... more »
September 16, 2009 7:52 AM
Adams State College in Alamosa has received a federal housing grant to train youths in economics to make them better homeowners. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the $599,935 grant on Tuesday. The money will be used to give economic training to young people in hopes of... more »
September 14, 2009 2:38 PM
The Pikes Peak Library District received a $15,000 grant from the Colorado State Library for a Play and Learn Program.
Every elementary student in Colorado studies state history to meet the Colorado model content standards, including over 8,000 fourth-graders in El Paso County.
The Pikes Peak Library District... more »
September 11, 2009 3:43 PM
Colorado Springs Airport will receive a $7.2 million grant to rehabilitate its taxiways. The funding is in addition to a $6.28 million grant the airport received in April through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Both grants will help pay for part of a larger program to repair the primary... more »