Press Release

Federal Highway Administration Emergency Assistance Funding Supporting Glenwood Canyon

State will continue to utilize FHWA and U.S. Small Business Administration  resources

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)  and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) completed an analysis of pursuing a Stafford Act Major Disaster declaration for the Glenwood Springs and Larimer mud/rock/debris slides last week.

SAFER Grant Application Technical Assistance Calls

SAFER Grant Application Technical Assistance

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) will conduct two technical assistance calls to allow applicants to ask questions and get help with their applications.

The calls will be held

  • April 16, 2021 at 9:30 a.m., and
  • April 22, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.

The call-in number for both days is 1-507-690-2133‬ PIN: ‪374 578 910‬#. 

Webinars Provided by FEMA Mitigation on Wildfire and Flood Risks and Recovery

In 2020, Colorado experienced an unprecedented wildfire season. The East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Wildfires scorched over 400,000 acres and destroyed 1,041 structures, including nearly 600 residences. Consequently, flood risk after a wildfire increases dramatically - and where it rains, it can flood. While Colorado is still recovering from these historic events, it’s important to understand the increased risk and prepare for the upcoming wildfire season.  Join experts from wildfire, flood, agriculture and insurance organizations for a series of upcoming webinars discussing important recovery and rebuilding aspects as well as increased flood risk after a wildfire. Panelists will answer frequently asked questions and provide informative resources you can use today. 

Quarter 2 2021 January - March Quarterly Report for FEMA DR-4145 Due April 12

This is a reminder that the Federal Fiscal Year Quarter 2 2021 January - March Quarterly Report for organizations for FEMA DR-4145 is due on Monday, April 12, 2021.

Reporting for the PA Program is required on all obligated large projects on a quarterly basis until FEMA has officially closed the project.

DHSEM is offering to submit quarterly reports on behalf of the subrecipient’s for PA-4145 if they meet the following criteria:

School Access For Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Announcement

Announcement

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is happy to announce the availability of funds through the School Access For Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program created by the Colorado State legislature's SB18-158. The SAFER program provides funding for interoperable communication hardware, software, equipment maintenance, and training to allow for seamless communications between existing school communications systems and first responder communications systems.