Starting Jan. 1, the minimum wage in unincorporated Boulder County is $15.69/hour.

A partir del 1 de enero, el salario mínimo local en la zona no incorporada del condado de Boulder será de $15,69/hora.

Emergency Services Grant Program
Injured people being rescued off the side of a mountain and in a rushing stream by emergency responders

Emergency Services Advisory Committee

The Emergency Services Grant Program is funded by the Boulder County Emergency Services Sales and Use Tax, which voters adopted in November 2022.

The first round of funding for the Boulder County Emergency Services Grant Program was offered to fire districts that serve the mountain and rural areas of unincorporated Boulder County. The first round of grants will address:

a.) Supplemental funding for the needs of fire departments in mountainous and rural areas;
b.) Small and large equipment or small capital projects or needs; and
c.) Operational costs of search and rescue organizations.

* A second round of funding for other emergency and public safety services (including search & rescue) will be awarded in early 2024.

2023 Grant Review Process

The Emergency Services Grant Program Advisory Committee (ESGPAC) will provide recommendations to Boulder County regarding the grant program portion of the Emergency Services Sales and Use Tax which was approved by voters in 2022 as “County Issue 1B.” The committee will review grant applications beginning in November 2023 and make recommendations on the first set of grants by the end of 2023.

2023 Meeting Calendar (Virtual)

Meetings will be held on the following Tuesday nights from 6 – 8 p.m. Members of the public are invited to view all advisory board meetings.

A G E N D A – Over two meeting dates (11/28 &12/12)

    • Review grant applications
    • Formalize recommendations for the Board of County Commissioners
    • Lessons learned “hot wash”
    • Determine 2024 meeting dates

To join by Zoom video: Link to ESGPAC Meeting (Same link for every meeting.)

To join by phone only:

Contact Us

Staff Liaison

Barb Halpin (email) or telephone 720-564-2830

Committee Purpose

Provide recommendations to the Boulder County Commissioners regarding the distribution of the grant portion of the Emergency Services Sales & Use Tax for rural and mountain fire districts and search and rescue organizations serving Boulder County.

Grants will be awarded on an annual basis to help enhance emergency services and trail & trailhead safety services in unincorporated Boulder County

Useful Links

The Boulder County Commissioners appointed nine members to the Emergency Services Grant Program Advisory Committee in August 2023.

Committee Members

Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners

2023 Board
Lynette Anderson
Kate Beezley
Juliette Hans
Ben Hogan
Doug Hurst
Maria Kuntz
Doris Rigoni
Rick Sheingold
Dennis Whalen