Funding for Flood Communities
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded Colorado an initial $62.8 million grant to help meet disaster related costs incurred that are not being met through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds. To secure these HUD funds, the state must soon submit to HUD an action plan detailing how these dollars will be spent. The funds will address prioritized needs in the following categories: Health & Safety, Economic Risk, Redevelopment of High Impact Areas, Environmental Degradation, and Capacity to Implement.
The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) is hosting meetings to review the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) process as required by HUD, summarize the preliminary assessment of unmet needs which has been developed based on responses to the recent Unmet Needs Survey sent to affected communities, have open discussion, Q & A, and wrap up with next steps.
These are important meetings, and attendance is appreciated. RSVP online via the links provided below:
- Jan. 21, 6-9 p.m., Boulder County, Boulder Recycling Center, 1901 63rd St. (just north of Arapahoe on 63rd St.), Boulder
- Jan. 22, 6-9 p.m., Larimer County, Larimer County Courthouse, Hearing Room, 200 W. Oak St., Fort Collins
- Jan. 23, 6-9 p.m., Weld County, Weld County Administrative Building, Events Room, 1150 “O” Street, Greeley
- Jan. 24, 8-11 a.m., Webinar (for other counties or for those who cannot attend a local meeting), will require both calling a conference call number and accessing a web link; a confirmation email and a reminder will be sent to participants prior to the webinar