CDBG-DR funding assists communities, including private non-profit service providers, in rebuilding the vital infrastructure that helps them function and thrive. Funded projects include repairs to flood ravaged waterways, water and wastewater utilities, and roadways. Other activities supporting infrastructure include strategic property acquisitions and helping communities leverage other recovery funding sources. The program also is providing substantial supplemental support to local recovery projects jointly funded by the State of Colorado, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Federal Highway Administration.
- Recover Colorado Infrastructure
The Recover Colorado Infrastructure Grant Programcan be used with local cost share for FEMA Public Assistance, FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs or NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Programs.Funds may also be used to enhance public infrastructure projects beyond FEMA eligible costs.The Recover Colorado Infrastructure Grant Programmay also be used for Infrastructure projects contributing to the overall recovery of the community, including large scale hazard mitigation and resiliency projects, greenways, or other infrastructure to protect communities from disasters (i.e. stream gauges).
Fish Creek Corridor, Estes Park
Along the Fish Creek Corridor In Estes Park, floodwaters washed out roads, took out municipal drinking sites, and damaged access to electricity. CDBG-DR funding repaired and replaced 16 separate sites along the corridor. Work included the installation of sewer interceptors and manholes, a complete rebuild of utility infrastructures, road right-of-ways, and the construction of mitigation structures. This critical project was vital support for this tourism-driven community.