WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Wednesday it will award $10.1 million in grants to public-housing authorities in Colorado to be used for large-scale improvements.

Among the 42 public-housing authorities in the state to receive grants are Boulder Housing Partners, $425,603; Fort Collins Housing Authority, $206,109; Housing Authority of the City of Greeley, $111,951; and the Boulder County Housing Authority, $73,004.

The grants are provided through HUD's Capital Fund Program, which provides annual funding to approximately 3,100 public-housing authorities around the nation to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. Projects can include replacing roofs or making energy-efficient upgrades to replace old plumbing and electrical systems.

"Housing authorities in Colorado count on this funding to maintain and improve their public housing for many families, especially the most vulnerable - our seniors," said Rocky Mountain Regional Administrator Rick M. Garcia. "HUD is currently taking bold steps to preserve this affordable housing."

Shaun Donovan, HUD's secretary, said HUD will be working closely with Congress to expand efforts to generate approximately $6 billion in private investment for the recapitalization of public housing."

View funding by public housing authority here.