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Federal Aid Programs for State of Colorado Disaster Recovery

Below is a list of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Colorado.


  • The deadline to register for Individual Assistance has passed. 
  • Survivors may call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 with questions.

Immediate Assistance Information

Assistance for Individuals & Families Can Include

  • Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable. Initial assistance may be provided for up to three months for homeowners and at least one month for renters. Assistance may be extended if requested after the initial period based on a review of individual applicant requirements. (FEMA funded and administered.)
  • Grants for home repairs and replacement of essential household items not covered by insurance to make damaged dwellings safe, sanitary and functional. (FEMA funded and administered.)
  • Grants to replace personal property and help meet medical, dental, funeral, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs. (FEMA funded at 75 percent of total eligible costs; 25 percent funded by the state.)
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available for workers who became unemployed due to the severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides in Colorado. DUA may cover workers who do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits, such as farmers, ranchers and self-employed trade workers.(FEMA funded; state administered.)
  • Low-interest loans to cover residential losses not fully compensated by insurance. Loans available up to $200,000 for primary residence; $40,000 for personal property, including renter losses. Loans available up to $2 million for business property losses not fully compensated by insurance.  (U.S. Small Business Administration.)
  • Loans up to $2 million for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes that have suffered disaster-related cash flow problems and need funds for working capital to recover from the disaster's adverse economic impact. This loan in combination with a property loss loan cannot exceed a total of $2 million. (U.S. Small Business Administration.)
  • Loans up to $500,000 for farmers, ranchers and aquaculture operators to cover production and property losses, excluding primary residence. (Farm Service Agency, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.)
  • Private Roads. Homeowners using privately owned access roads and bridges that were damaged in the flood may be eligible to receive limited individual disaster assistance (more info)
  • Other relief programs: Crisis counseling for those traumatized by the disaster; income tax assistance for filing casualty losses; advisory assistance for legal, veterans’ benefits and social security matters.

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