FEMA Awards More Than $3.4 Million For Marshall Fire

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R8-22-NR-055

DENVER – FEMA has approved another $3.4 million in Public Assistance funding to the State of Colorado for the cost of fighting last year’s Marshall Fire 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:

  • $1.5 million to the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control for fire suppression activities including firefighter ground and air support, and the use of heavy equipment and specialized firefighters to mitigate the threat to life, health, safety and infrastructure from the Marshall Fire.
  •  $1.8 million to the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for managing the Marshall Fire fire-fight and recovery effort.

The total FEMA Public Assistance funds provided to the State of Colorado for the Marshall Fire is more than $35 million. 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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