The city is offering financial assistance to Boulder homeowners whose manufactured homes were damaged by high winds on Dec. 30, 2021.

Background

On December 30, 2021, severe winds damaged manufactured homes throughout Boulder, leaving occupants vulnerable to rising energy costs and future weather events. The Marshall Fire and high winds, called Straight Line Winds, were declared a disaster by the federal government the following day (DR4634). Last year, Boulder voters authorized Climate Tax dollars to help households make energy efficiency and climate resilience improvements to their homes.

The city has launched a new grant program to help community members whose homes were impacted by the high winds event repair damage and identify potential energy efficiency improvements.

This grant program is currently only for City of Boulder manufactured homes. For now, please do not apply if your manufactured home is located outside of City of Boulder limits. This program will be expanded to include homes in incorporated Boulder County at a future date.

The Grant Process for Homeowners

Complete a self-certification form.

You must submit a signed self-certification form before applying for a Wind Damage Repair Grant. If you have not done so, please complete one now.

The form is available in English and Spanish.

Once you have submitted your self-certification form, you can start your grant application.

Complete the grant application.

Complete the grant application in English or Spanish. The Spanish application will be available online soon. For now, please print the application and mail it to:

  • Wind Damage Repair Grant Program, Climate Initiatives, P.O. Box 791, Boulder, CO 80306

If you would like a PDF copy of either the English or Spanish grant application, please email a request to mattreyl@bouldercolorado.gov.

Program staff will review your grant application. Once your completed application is approved, staff will email you a grant agreement.

Review the grant agreement.

Read over grant requirements outlined in the agreement and provide any requested follow up documentation and information.

Choose a contractor, contact them and schedule a repair estimate.

You will select a contractor and work with them to schedule a time to meet. Your contractor must be approved by the city.

Here are the contractors currently approved by the city:

The contractor will submit your repair estimate to program staff.

Sign theĀ grant agreement.

Once program staff receive your repair estimate from the contractor, they will prepare a grant agreement and send it to you to sign.

You can submit the signed agreement to program staff in these ways:

A. Mail a signed copy to:

  • Wind Damage Repair Grant Program, Climate Initiatives, P.O. Box 791, Boulder, CO 80306

B. Drop off a signed copy at 1101 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302

  • Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Please write "Wind Damage Repair Grant" on your application.

C. E-mail a photograph of the entire signed Grant Agreement to grant staff at mattreyl@bouldercolorado.gov.

Sign a construction contract.

The contractor will ask you to sign a Construction Contract. This is an agreement between you and the contractor to perform approved repair work.

Keep a signed copy of the contract for your records. Contractors will forward a copy to city staff. Once received, program staff will send a Notice to Proceed.

Schedule repair work with the contractor.

Work with your contractor to schedule approved repairs. The contractor must complete your repairs within 60 days from signing the Construction Contract.

Final walkthrough with grant staff.

Once all repair work is finished, grant staff will do a final walkthrough to confirm that work is acceptable before the city pays the contractor. Staff will contact homeowners to schedule the walkthrough.

Contractor is paid.

Grant program staff will review the final invoice and issue payment directly to your contractor. You will receive notice that this payment has been completed.

Additional Questions? Reach out to city staff.

Laurel Mattrey