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The Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center at 1755 South Public Road in Lafayette will close Saturday, January 22, at 5 p.m. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration will remain on-site until further notice.
The Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center provides services that include:
Consultation on property loss and filing claims for assistance
Gift cards for replacement of food and transportation costs
Information about short- and long-term housing
Help with vital records
Referrals to emergency shelter
Mental and behavioral health services
Referrals for personal finance planning
YMCA of Northern Colorado, located at 2800 Dagny Way in Lafayette, is open 24 hours a day and has items like diapers, toiletries, and pet food for fire victims.
Denver Indian Health and Family Services (DIHFS) is also providing assistance to those affected. If you need assistance, contact Carey Hawk at 720-591-0793.
The state of Colorado, with the expertise of Adventist Community Services, has officially opened a donations center at the Flatirons Crossing Mall.
For more information, Boulder County residents should click HERE.
For more information, residents of Louisville should click HERE.
For more information, residents of Superior should click HERE.
Colorado encourages all individuals impacted by the Marshall Fire to apply for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program. Individuals should first call their insurance agents and then apply for federal assistance. Apply for FEMA assistance online or by calling 1-800-621-3362. To find the contact information for your homeowner’s or auto insurance company, click HERE. For advice from FEMA on salvaging family heirlooms lost in the fire, click HERE.
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Federal assistance is available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations. Businesses may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.
To be considered for SBA assistance and all forms of federal disaster assistance, survivors must first contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.disasterassistance.gov. For additional information, call the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955.Return to Top
To find the contact information for your homeowner’s or auto insurance company, click HERE.
If you have questions about insurance, contact the Division of Insurance. The Division’s Consumer Services Team will staff the phones and answer emails from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. MT. While claims need to be filed with the insurance companies, the Division can assist consumers with questions about insurance and the claims process.
Contact the Consumer Service Team by calling 303-894-7490 / 800-930-3745 (outside of the Denver metro area), emailing DORA_Insurance@state.co.us or visiting the website doi.colorado.gov (click on “File a Complaint”).
If you are a homeowner or renter displaced by the fires, start the insurance claim process as soon as you can for your home or vehicle. If you are a renter without rental insurance, please apply for FEMA assistance. Apply for FEMA assistance online or by calling 1-800-621- 3362.
It’s important to keep in mind that the insurance process will take time. If possible, and only if it is safe to do so, try to document any damage by taking photos. If you have been displaced by the fires, contact your insurance agent or company immediately to let them know where you are staying. Not only can they help you with coverage or claims questions, but they can also help find lodging options.
If you are a homeowner or renter evacuated or displaced by the fires, save all receipts for living expenses. Homeowners or renters in these situations typically have insurance coverage for additional living expenses (ALE). Check with your insurance company or agent about your coverage. If you are unable to live in your house or apartment because of the fire, most policies will also reimburse you the difference between your additional living expenses and your normal living expenses. Again, check with your insurance company or agent about your coverage.
For advice from FEMA on salvaging family heirlooms lost in the fire, click HERE.
Allstate set up mobile claim centers (MCCs) at the following locations:
At the MCC, customers can meet with catastrophe personnel, get answers to claim questions, and file a claim seven days per week. Please visit Allstate’s Mobile Claims Center page for up-to-date location information.Return to Top
FEMA has approved Colorado Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for individuals in Boulder County who have lost employment as a direct result of the fire.
First, you must file a Standard Unemployment Insurance claim. If determined ineligible, the system will provide an application for DUA. To qualify for DUA, claimants in eligible counties must show that their employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a direct result of the fire and that they are not otherwise eligible for traditional unemployment benefits under state or federal law.
The deadline to apply is February 3, 2022.Return to Top
Teladoc Health is providing free virtual health care services across the state for those affected. For those in communities that lack reliable internet connection due to the fire, telehealth visits can be scheduled immediately over the phone at 855-225-5032. You can talk to a doctor by phone or video from anywhere and, if medically necessary, have a prescription sent to a pharmacy that’s convenient.Return to Top
Additionally, the Internal Revenue Service extended the 2021 tax-filing deadline and other deadlines to May 16, 2022 for those affected. Currently, relief is available to affected taxpayers who live or have a business in Boulder County, but the IRS will provide the same relief to any other Colorado localities designated by FEMA. The current list of eligible localities is always available on the disaster relief page. Read more HERE.Return to Top
Property owners in Louisville, Superior, and unincorporated Boulder County whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the Marshall Fire should complete and submit a Right of Entry (ROE) form as soon as possible in order to allow debris removal program teams to work on your property.
Property owners choosing not to participate in the debris removal program are also asked to submit the form and designate that they are opting out so that Boulder County can accurately track all properties and ensure that cleanup and remediation efforts proceed efficiently and effectively. Completing the ROE and opting out of the coordinated debris removal effort still allows the county to assist with the removal of imminent hazards and perform hydro-mulching soil stabilization work.
The ROE form and more information on debris cleanup are available at https://boco.org/marshall-debris-cleanup. You can also complete and submit electronically an online version of the form. After downloading and completing the form, please submit it by:
Email – ROE@bouldercounty.org
Drop off - Debris Removal Program table at the Disaster Assistance Center – 1755 South Public Road in Lafayette
Fax – 720-564-2227
Mail – Boulder County Resource Conservation, C/O Debris Team, 1901 63rd Boulder CO 80301
The deadline for Physical Disaster Loans will be March 1, 2022. For Economic Injury Disaster Loans, which is for businesses and non-profits who have suffered a loss of income due to the disaster, applications must be submitted no later than September 30, 2022.
People can get in-person assistance at the Disaster Assistance Center located at 1755 S. Public Road in Lafayette, CO.
To apply online they can visit: https://DisasterLoanAssistance.SBA.gov
Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339
Disaster survivors affected by the Marshall Fire can visit select Boulder County home improvement stores in the coming weeks to get rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.
Mitigation specialists from FEMA will be on hand to answer questions about home repair, ignition resistant construction, putting together supply kits, and hiring a contractor.
The FEMA specialists will be available through Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the Louisville Home Depot at 1200 W Dillon Rd. during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
Additional mitigation events will be held at home improvement stores in Boulder County in the coming weeks.
Disaster survivors also may contact a FEMA mitigation subject matter expert with their questions at: email@example.com.Return to Top
The United States Department of Agriculture approved Disaster-Supplimental Nutrician Assistance Program benefits for victims of the Marshall Fire. Applications will be accepted starting on January 24 and until February 1.Return to Top