FEMA Approves $4.3 Million for the Marshall Fire Recovery in Colorado

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DENVER – FEMA has approved $4.3 million in Public Assistance funding for the Marshall Wildfire recovery Colorado. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued December 31, 2021.

The city of Louisville received $1.4 million from FEMA, to provide life, safety, and health support during the Marshall Fire. This funding covered administrative support costs for the Emergency Operations Center, search and rescue operations, firefighting, and safety testing for the city’s water supply.

FEMA disbursed $2.8 million to the city of Superior. The Marshall Fire damaged Superior’s reservoir creating a threat to the public. The FEMA funding allowed the city to restore this reservoir back to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity.

This FEMA funding represents 90 percent of the cost of the project with the remaining cost share the responsibility of the respective cities and the State of Colorado. 

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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