Boulder County: Flood Assistance Available

Boulder County has been awarded a first-round sum of more than $5 million in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery funds from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This money is to be used to help eligible homeowners impacted by the 2013 Flood who need financial assistance with eligible projects including home repairs (septic and well systems and individual driveways, bridges, and culverts) and temporary rental assistance.

Eligible homeowners can apply online at www.BoulderCountyFloodGrants.org or in hard copy at various County offices as of July 21. Note: City of Longmont residents must apply through the City.

A first round of applications will be sorted and prioritized according to level of vulnerability, and subsequent applications will be prioritized as funding is available. There is no “hard deadline” for applications. However, to be considered for the first round of prioritization, residents should submit applications no later than 4 p.m., Friday, August 15.

In order to meet federal requirements, households must meet the following criteria before they are deemed eligible for funding: 1) The assistance will be used for a primary residence in Boulder County; 2) Total household income is less than 80 percent Area Median Income (AMI) for temporary rental assistance (priority will be given to households under 30 percent AMI) and 3) Less than 120 percent AMI for home repairs (priority will be given to households with 80 percent AMI or less).

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