Public Safety & Emergency Response Sources

The Division of Local Government (DLG) created this resource to help local governments navigate the funding sources available through a variety of Federal and State programs. Sources are broken out by category below.

DISCLAIMER: This is not an exhaustive list and will be updated frequently as new information is available.

Funding Sources

Program Agency Type Eligibility Deadline
FEMA Homeland Security Grant Program FEMA Grants Local Governments June 13, 2022
Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs FEMA Grants Local Governments  
Wildfire Risk Mitigation and Forest Restoration Grant Program (FRWRM) CSFS Grants Local Governments, local community groups, public/private entities, state agencies, non-profits  
Forest Business Loan Program CSFS Loan For-profit business with physical address in Colorado.  
Biomass Utilization Grants: HB21-1180 CSFS Grants TBD; available if the program is created at the discretion of the Colorado State Forester  
Special Release of the Colorado Watershed Restoration Grant Program CWCB / DNR Grants Various: Local Governments, utilities, NGOs, community groups affected by fires in 2020.  
Colorado Strategic Wildfire Action Program (COSWAP)
DNR Grants/Contracts Various; Federal, state and local governments, Tribes, public or private utilities, registered homeowner associations, property owners associations, fire safe councils, wildfire, watershed or forest collaborative groups, non-profit organizations  
Colorado Strategic Wildfire Action Program (COSWAP) Landscape Scale Program DNR Grants/Contracts Government Entities in Strategic Focus Areas (not open to the public)