The State of Colorado received notification on February 24, 2021, of the U.S. Small Business Administration disaster assistance declaration. Disaster assistance is awarded for both physical damage and economic injury to business owners, homeowners and private non-profit agencies. The counties eligible for disaster assistance:
The NWS Boulder scheduled a weather spotter training session that will emphasize burn scar flooding for communities that could be impacted by burn scar flooding in the coming years. The link to sign up is below for the April 20 session at 6:30 p.m. focused on mountains and foothills communities. This talk will be geared with emphasis on burn scars and the potential for flash flooding this season.
Fire departments or fire districts that responded to any wildfires in Grand or Larimer County between September 6 and November 5, 2020, are eligible to apply for FEMA Public Assistance.
As you repair and rebuild your communities, environmental and historic preservation concerns may seem unimportant. However, as with all federal funding, certain requirements related to the environment must be fulfilled. This information is provided to help you better understand environmental factors that you must consider as you apply for FEMA funding. The information and assistance described here will help avoid any environmental roadblocks or time delays. The most important message is that EHP staff are available to help you with all environmental requirements.
Public Assistance Applicant Briefing Schedule Announced for DR4581 (Cameron Peak and East Troublesome Fires)
Public Assistance Applicant Briefing
To register for a briefing, email DHSEM Recovery Specialist Lauren Butner with the following information:
U.S. Small Business Administration Press Release for Colorado Wildfire Support
SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Colorado: Private Nonprofit Organizations
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Colorado following the federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of wildfires that occurred Sept. 6 – Nov. 5, 2020, announced the U.S. Small Business Administration. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.
On December 23, 2020, the state of Colorado submitted a request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for a major disaster or emergency related to Colorado wildfires in Grand, Boulder and Larimer counties.
Due to the continued social distancing restrictions, all in-person DHSEM training course deliveries will remain suspended until January 31, 2021. We will continue to view modeling projections for COVID-19 that will allow us to make informed decisions on scheduling moving forward. We understand the inconvenience of the continuous disruption, but the safety of our instructors and students will remain our top priority.