FEMA Awards Another $1.5 Million For Marshall Fire Recovery

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DENVER – FEMA has approved another $1.5 million in Public Assistance funding for the cost of fighting the Marshall Fire in Boulder County. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued by President Biden on Dec. 31, 2021.

The Marshall fire which began on December 30, 2021, burned across open grassland space and into the communities of Louisville and Superior destroying more than 1,000 homes, 200 commercial structures, and causing major damage to infrastructure in Boulder County.

The FEMA grant will provide an additional $1.5 million to Boulder County for the cost of managing the Marshall Fire response and subsequent recovery efforts.  The total FEMA Public Assistance funds provided to the State of Colorado for the Marshall Fire is now more than $37 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 more information about the Public Assistance program, visit: https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public/program-overview.

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