DENVER - Homeowners using privately owned access roads and bridges that were damaged as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides may receive limited disaster assistance help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
FEMA’s Individual Assistance (IA) program is available to help homeowners, renters and business owners in nine designated Colorado counties (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan and Weld).
- Homeowners may be eligible for a grant to repair road entrances or rights of way from their homes, including privately owned roads and bridges that provide solitary access to a home.
- Homeowners who jointly own access roads and bridges may also be eligible for repair grants under certain circumstances.
- To discuss your circumstance, please visit any of seven disaster recovery centers or call FEMA at 800-621-3362 (Voice or 7-1-1/Relay) or TTY 800-462-7585.
The SBA offers low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations.
In some cases, SBA may be able to offer low-interest rate disaster loans to help homeowners, homeowner associations, co-ops or road-owner associations that own damaged privately owned roads or bridges that provide solitary access to a home. SBA disaster loans must only be used to pay for disaster-related repairs. They cannot be used to pay for pre-existing damage or any upgrades to the property, unless such upgrades are code required.
- Please visit a disaster recovery center or an SBA Business Recovery Center to discuss your case.
For more SBA information go to www.sba.gov/disaster or call (800) 659-2955
If individuals have concerns about their disaster-damaged privately owned access road, they should contact their local emergency manager.