DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced a federal grant for the State of Colorado that will make $3,176,505 available to the City of Thornton for repairs to its West Cooley Reservoir, damaged in 2015 as a result of severe storms, flooding and mudslides.
The storms impacted Colorado from May 4 – June 16, 2015, and resulted in a presidential disaster declaration for 15 counties, including Adams County where the reservoir is located.
The approximately $3.1 million dollar grant represents a federal cost-share of the total project cost of $4,235,340. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.
The funding is provided through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program, which reimburses state, tribal, local and certain non-profit agencies for a portion of the repair and rebuilding of public infrastructure damaged as a result of a presidentially-declared disaster.
FEMA has currently obligated a total of more than $24,819,506.99 in Public Assistance grant funds to Colorado as a result of the 2015 disaster.
Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit.