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DHSEM Notice of Funding Opportunity: July 1, 2024

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024

Initial Announcement – Subject to Change

Note that the official FEMA BRIC and FMA NOFO’s have not been posted and the information within this announcement is subject to change based on the posted NOFO.


Colorado communities once again have the opportunity to reduce their long-term risks from natural hazards with assistance from FEMA’s two annual competitive Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA)

Application Deadline for Disaster Loan Assistance from US SBA Due to Severe Storms

Colorado businesses and residents Dec. 26 is the deadline to apply for SBA disaster loan for property damage caused by the severe storms, flooding &  tornadoes that occurred June 8 – 23 as part of the Rural Area Declaration.

Businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters may apply for SBA federal disaster loans to repair or replace disaster damaged property.  These low-interest federal disaster loans are available as part of the Rural Area Disaster Declaration the following counties:  

SBA to Open Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Hugo, Kiowa, Sterling and a Virtual Recovery Center to Help Colorado Businesses Impacted by Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes

Shared on behalf of US SBA and published on  by Disaster Field Operations Center West

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Jeffrey Lusk of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today announced the opening of three Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to meet the needs of businesses and individuals who were affected by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes that occurred June 8 – 23. The centers will open as indicated below.

Greeley's Gold Hill Pipeline Identified for Further Review for FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program

FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program has identified Greeley’s Gold Hill Pipeline project for further review. This project will reduce the impacts of any hazard that would cause either of Greeley’s water treatment plants to be taken offline, such as drought, wildfire, or cyberattack.

Colorado Community Disaster Resilience Zones (CDRZ) Designated by FEMA

FEMA designated nine census tracts in Colorado as Community Disaster Resilience Zones (CDRZ) on September 6, 2023. They are located in 

  • Kit Carson County
  • Larimer County and Fort Collins
  • Logan County and Sterling,
  • Pueblo County
  • Sedgwick County
  • Yuma County

Communities may apply for FEMA mitigation grants through DHSEM and may receive an increased federal cost share for projects that are in, or primarily benefit, the designated zones.

March 10 Deadline Announcement for FEMA’s FY2024 Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program

Colorado Communities have the opportunity to fund shovel-ready and cost-effective mitigation projects through FEMA’s FY2024 Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program. Governments with a FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan may request funding for projects eligible under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs. Please reach out to the offices of Senator Bennet, Senator Hickenlooper, and your Congressional Representative to make the initial request. If your project is selected, you will formally apply through DHSEM to FEMA in early 2024.

Mitigation Resource: Colorado Local Hazard Mitigation Planning Policy Update

Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management mitigation staff supported a Colorado Local Hazard Mitigation Planning Policy Update webinar. 

The webinar covered the following:

Part I (30 min)

  • The R8 Team
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • New Policy Overview
  • Special Topic: Climate Change
  • Special Topic: Equity

Part II (90 min)


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