Colorado communities have a unique opportunity to reduce their long-term risks from natural hazards with assistance from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA).
The Colorado Post-Wildfire Guide is a consolidated resource intended to assist individuals, families, and communities as they prepare for and recover from a wildfire, and then determine the next steps in planning for post-wildfire hazards and navigating the recovery process. The development of this guide was an interagency effort led by the Colorado Silver Jackets team with support from many partnering local, state and federal agencies.
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.