Friday, January 13, 2012

Brighton awarded $16.8 million in grants since 2008

Brighton City Manager Manuel Esquibel announced today that the City of Brighton has received $16.8 million in federal, state, county and city grants since 2008, allowing the City to initiate and complete many projects city-wide.

The grants awarded to the City include $857,909 in 2008; $10.2 million in 2009; $5.6 million in 2010; and $148,299 in 2011.

“These funds help support the city’s efforts to make Brighton a safe and desirable place for Coloradans to live and work,” City Manager Esquibel said. “We thank our federal, state, county and local partners in sharing this vision for Brighton and helping to fund many of our projects and programs.”

The grants have included funding for projects such as the Ken Mitchell Fishing Pier and Boardwalk, the Brighton Oasis Aquatic Park, Campbell Park construction, the Sister Cities Castle Gate, and preservation of farmland on 144th Ave.

In addition, the grants awarded have also helped support the city’s Emergency Management program and purchasing new police equipment.

Included in the $16.8 million awarded, is $70,627 from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) which helps support cultural facilities whose primary purpose is to enlighten and entertain the public. Grants from SCFD help support citywide events as well as programs at the Armory.

Other grants have helped support the city’s roadways, utilities, historical sites, trails, and energy efficiency economic development efforts.

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