DR4634 Marshall Fire and Straight Line Winds

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On December 31, 2021, the president approved a major disaster declaration (formally referred to as DR4634) to the state of Colorado to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfire and straight-line winds beginning on December 30, 2021.  The major disaster declaration activated the FEMA Public Assistance Program and Individual Assistance Programs for Boulder County.

This follows the state of emergency declared by Governor Jared Polis on December 30, 2021, due to the Marshall fire.  The damage assessments from the disaster are listed below as of January 7, 2022 at 8 a.m.

Date of Origin December 30, 2021
Location Boulder County, Town of Superior, City of Louisville
Size of Fire 6,080 Acres
Fatalities / Injuries 2 fatalities
Destroyed Homes 1,084
Damaged Homes 149
Total Home Damage Estimate $513,212,589
Destroyed Commercial Buildings 7
Damaged Commercial Buildings 30
Total Commercial Building Estimate $65,979,347
Incident Period December 30, 2021 through January 7, 2022

Local Recovery Resource Link

Please click the folders below to find information on locally-led recovery resources for the Marshall Fire.

Local Recovery Links

State Recovery Programs and Program Links

Links to state agency websites coordinating disaster recovery programs for the Boulder Wildfires and Straight-Line Winds.

Colorado Governor's Office 
Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management / State Emergency Operations Center 

Boulder County Debris Management Program 

Colorado Department of Agriculture
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Colorado Division of Insurance
History Colorado

Cultural and Historic Resources Task Force website

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Colorado Department of Human Services
Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Federal Recovery Programs and Links

Individual Assistance Program for DR4634

Overview of Federal Assistance to Date for DR4634 Individual Assistance

FEMA Individual Assistance Program provides assistance to individuals and households through financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disaster, who have uninsured or underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs.  Apply for assistance online at DisasterAssistance.gov or call (800) 621-FEMA (3362) or TTY (800) 462-7585.FEMA Individual Assistance Program

Detailed information posted to the individual assistance tab for DR4634

  • FEMA Mitigation Helpline Activated: FEMA Mitigation Helpline is available to survivors who are ready and interested in talking with a repair/rebuilding specialist.  The Helpline number is 833-336-2487 (833-FEMA-4US) and is available during the day Monday through Friday.  This is for mitigation guidance only.

U.S. Small Business Administration Program

The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters located in regions affected by declared disasters. SBA also provides eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations with working capital to help overcome the economic injury of a declared disaster. 

The assistance from SBA falls under the individual assistance programs.  

Public Assistance Grant Programs for DR4634

FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides supplemental grants to state, tribal, territorial and local governments, and certain types of private non-profits (PNP) so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies. FEMA also encourages the protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process. More detailed information can also be located in the FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide.

Details on each of the categories is posted to the public assistance tab for DR4634