FEMA Awards More Than $29 Million For Boulder County Recovery

Release Date Release Number
May 12, 2022 DR-4634-CO-NR-026

DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $29 million in additional Public Assistance funding for debris removal efforts in Boulder County. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued by President Biden on Dec. 31, 2021.

A breakdown of the funding is as follows:

  • $26.9 Million to Boulder County for private property debris removal work done by the county or its contractors.  This work has been approved because of the health and safety threat posed by such debris. Work will be done in the City of Louisville, Town of Superior and in unincorporated Boulder County.
  • $2.8 Million to Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for hiring debris removal monitors to review actions taken during the debris removal effort and to provide technical support to the county during that process.

The FEMA Public Assistance program provides funding to governmental agencies and certain private non-profits for eligible disaster response costs and to repair or replace damaged public infrastructure. For this disaster event, FEMA is providing a 90 percent federal cost share, with the state and local entities responsible for the remaining costs.

For more information about the Public Assistance program, visit: https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public/program-overview. 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/.

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Last updated May 12, 2022