DENVER – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Adams, Larimer and Weld counties who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began on Sept. 11, 2013 may now apply for state and federal disaster assistance.
Individual Assistance was extended after ongoing damage assessments by officials from the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Disaster assistance for qualified applicants may include:
- Grants to rent a new place to live temporarily as needed.
- Grants for home repairs not covered by insurance.
- Grants for serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance—such as medical, dental and funeral expenses, moving and storage fees, and personal property replacement.
- Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance.
Now, survivors in four designated counties (Adams, Boulder, Larimer and Weld) who sustained losses or damage from the storms may register online at disasterassistance.gov or type in m.fema.gov on their smartphone.
To apply for disaster assistance by phone, call FEMA at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Survivors who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services may call 800-621-3362 to register. The toll-free numbers remain open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Survivors should register with FEMA even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but under-insured applicants may receive help after their insurance claims have been settled.
Registering with FEMA is required for federal aid, even if the person has registered with another disaster relief organization, such as the American Red Cross. Applicants will be asked to provide:
- Social Security number
- Address of the damaged home or apartment
- Description of the damage
- Information about insurance coverage
- A current contact telephone number
- An address where you can get mail
- Bank account and routing numbers if you want direct deposit of any financial assistance.
For more information on the Colorado disaster operation, visit fema.gov/disaster/4145.