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FEMA Recoupment

The City of Boulder was recently informed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has sent letters to city and county residents who received FEMA individual financial assistance for the 2013 flood and, according to FEMA’s audit process, were overpaid.

The letters state that the assistance award received was duplicated via other housing assistance and/or was greater than the FEMA eligible repair costs. The letters are an official communication from FEMA and are meant to recover assistance overpayments.

To avoid interest or penalty charges, residents must appeal (within 60 days) or pay the full amount (within 30 days). For more information, call the FEMA recoupment hotline at 1-800-816-1122 or visit the Appealing Recoupment Decision Web page.

Frequently Asked Questions About the FEMA Recoupment Process pdf

Community Guide to Flood Safety

The Community Guide to Flood Safety provides detailed information about the resources available to people and businesses affected by the September 2013 flood.

Grants and Assistance Fact Sheet pdf

Long Term Flood Recovery Group of Boulder County

Visit, email [email protected] or call 303-442-2178 to connect with a case manager.

Business Assistance

Complete the Application for Flood Recovery Funding or contact Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Associate Director Janine Ledingham at 303-442-1475, ext. 4.

Housing Assistance

Housing Opportunities
Visit or call 303-441-3157 for information about safe, high-quality, and affordable housing opportunities.

Flood Repair Loans for Homeowners
Visit the Home Repair Program page or call 303-441-3157, option two for information about this low-cost resource to complete major system, health and safety repairs.

Home Repair Program
Call Longs Peak Energy Conservation at 720-864-6401 to apply for the Home Repair Program, including low-interest loans of up to $25,000 for health and safety repairs and energy conservation measures.

Financial Assistance for Home Repairs and Temporary Housing
Call Boulder County at 303-441-1000 apply for financial assistance with home repairs and temporary housing through the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery.

Tenant and Landlord Relations
Call the Community Mediation Service at 303-441-4364 for assistance with resolving disputes between landlords and tenants.

Individual and Financial Assistance

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)
Visit or call 303-442-3042 to request assistance with meeting basic needs such as food, rent, transportation, housing deposits, and emergency shelter.

Childcare Assistance
Call 303-441-3544 for free customized referrals or visit the Children, Youth and Families office at 2160 Spruce St. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Insurance Claims

Contact your insurance agent if your insured property was damaged by the September 2013 flooding.

Colorado Division of Insurance
Visit the Disasters, Severe Weather and Insurance Claims website or call 303-894-7490 to speak with a property and casualty expert.

Colorado Small Business Development Center Network
Visit the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network or call 303-442-1475 ext. 2 for business assistance.

United Policyholders
United Policyholders is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to be a trustworthy and useful information resource and an effective voice for consumers of all types of insurance in all 50 states.

Colorado Bar Association
Visit the Colorado Flood Legal Relief website or call the toll-free helpline at 1-855-424-5347 for free disaster-related legal advice.

Volunteer Opportunities

Boulder County and Colorado Flood Recovery