DENVER – Boulder County, Colorado homeowners and renters, who applied for FEMA disaster assistance because of the Marshall Fire or straight-line winds, should ensure their application to FEMA is up to date. This can be done by submitting a copy of the insurance settlement or denial letter, any information received regarding Additional Living Expenses (ALE) as well as any changes of address or information to FEMA.
If you have received a settlement or denial letter from your insurance company, it’s important to share this information with FEMA. This information is crucial to updating your FEMA case. While FEMA is prohibited, by law, from duplicating benefits that are covered by insurance, if the ALE you have been receiving from your insurance company will be exhausted prior to July 1, 2023, FEMA may be able to help with additional rental assistance.
Homeowners and renters can track and update their information by:
Calling 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open every day from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned phone, or others, give FEMA the number for that service.
Downloading the FEMA mobile app for smartphones.
Individuals who update their information must provide their nine-digit application number which is listed on all correspondence from FEMA.
If the SBA application is not approved, individuals may qualify for an Other Needs Assistance (ONA) grant through FEMA. ONA may be used for disaster-related childcare, medical and dental expenses, automobile repair or replacement, and for damaged household items such as clothing or necessary educational materials.
To apply for ONA assistance, go to DisasterAssistance.gov.
For more information about Marshall Fire and straight-line winds recovery in Boulder County, visit the FEMA disaster webpage at https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4634, the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management webpage at https://dhsem.colorado.gov/ or the Boulder County webpage at https://www.bouldercounty.org/disasters/wildfires/marshall/.