More FEMA Public Assistance funding approved for Boulder and Larimer Counties

BOULDER - Newly approved FEMA assistance for Boulder and Larimer Counties will help fund infrastructure repairs in those two flood-battered areas.

The new assistance is in addition to previously approved funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, FEMA announced. The Public Assistance program covers 75 percent of the cost of repairs for roads, bridges, public buildings, public utilities and parks. The remainder of the money must come from state or local governments.

President Barack Obama issued a major disaster declaration for Colorado on Sept. 14. It covers the recovery from flooding, landslides and mudslides that started on Sept. 11.

Damage assessments for the Public Assistance program are ongoing in other counties, FEMA explained.

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