DENVER – Boulder County residents who suffered damage or losses from the Marshall Fire and straight-line winds have one month left to apply for disaster assistance with FEMA and low-interest disaster loans with U.S. Small Business Administration.
FEMA disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for the following:
- Rental assistance
- Essential home repairs
- Personal property
- Other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance
The application deadline is March 2, 2022.
Disaster assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. The assistance is intended to meet basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.
Boulder County homeowners and renters can apply for assistance or check on the status of their application in the following ways:
- Going on-line to DisasterAssistance.gov.
Calling 800-621-3362. Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free number is 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 telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.
- Visiting the Disaster Recovery Center at 1755 S. Public Road, Lafayette, Colorado. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays). FEMA program experts are available to answer questions about the application and recovery processes.
- Downloading the FEMA mobile app for smartphones.
When you apply for assistance, have the following information readily available:
- A current phone number where you can be contacted.
- Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying.
- Your Social Security Number (or if you don’t have one, the Social Security Number of a U.S. minor (child) living with you at the time of the disaster)
- A general list of damage and losses.
- Banking information if you choose direct deposit.
- If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name.
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/. For the Small Business Administration information, visit https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/.