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January 12, 2024

Boulder County Marshall Fire Newsletter – Jan. 12, 2024

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Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter

Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter

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Marshall Fire recovery navigation to end March 2024

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The Navigating Disaster Program plans to conclude its in-person services in March 2024. Survivors just starting their recovery/rebuilding process or those who would like additional in-person one-on-one support are encouraged to reach out to the Navigating Disaster program as soon as possible to allow enough time to receive the recovery support needed. Read more about recovery assistance.

Marshall Fire Grants now available through one application

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Marshall Fire and Wind Event survivors can now use one application for a variety of available grants, loans and support. Recently, the Disaster Recovery team from the nonprofit Impact Development Fund (IDF), launched a new website with a streamlined application process for programs administered through IDF such as rebuilding grants, unmet needs grants, and Boulder County use tax rebate. Visit the IDF website for the new application.

Community Foundation releases two-year funding report

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In late December, the Boulder County Community Foundation issued the Boulder County Wildfire Fund Two Years of Support Report. View the full report for highlights on the immediate direct financial assistance grant, unmet needs funds, rebuild funds, crisis counseling funds, partner acknowledgements and more.

Xcel Energy rebate changes for homes permitted after June 30, 2024

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Due to a ruling by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, starting July 1, 2024, new homes with gas service are no longer eligible for Xcel Energy rebates. Consequently, their Marshall Fire rebates are changing for homes permitted on or after July 1. Any homes that were issued building permits prior to that date are eligible for the existing Xcel rebates.

Learn more about Xcel rebates for homes with new permits issued after June 30, 2024.

Loan available for solar PV for those rebuilding

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To better serve those affected by the Marshall Fire, Colorado Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) and Elevations Credit Union have designed a new process to serve those seeking to add solar PV to their rebuild during construction. This opportunity is specifically for Marshall Fire victims who are rebuilding their homes but do not yet have a Certificate of Occupancy typically required to qualify for a Colorado Residential Energy Upgrade (RENU) Loan. The loan is exclusively for solar PV systems. Find out more about the solar loan or find a contractor servicing the area.

Pet rescue app available for download two years after fire

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After two years of hard work and development, the Pet Help and Rescue app is now available for many to download.

“It’s cost us as much money as we’d normally spend in a year on our entire budget, and it’s been exhausting. But at the same time, we are all driven by this vision of creating a tool that people can use that will make all the difference,” said Executive Director of Animal Help Now, David Crawford. Read the full story on the pet rescue app.

Participate in community writing project with local poet

Allison Jasinski

Local poet, Allison Jasinski (pictured left), lost her home in the Marshall Fire. She began a community writing project to process her trauma and grief, and would love the perspective of anyone else impacted by the Marshall Fire to complete her project. If your'e interested in sharing, take this short survey to share your experience of trauma, healing, gratitude and advice.

Engineering students help CU professor rebuild the home he lost in Marshall Fire

Engineering students and professor

Matt Morris, a professor in CU Boulder’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, and his family lost everything in the fire. With the support of numerous volunteers, Morris and two of his students constructed more than 80% of the Morris family's new house with their own hands, completing the project in 15 months and integrating new technologies and a resilient framework to guard against future environmental threats. Read more about how CU students helped their professor rebuild his home.

Jewish Family Services increases counseling sessions

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Individuals that have been impacted by the Marshall Fire, which include first and secondary responders, can select from local licensed behavioral health provider who are accepting new clients in-person or virtually.

The number of sessions offered through the Boulder County Crisis Counseling (BCCC) program have now increased from 10 to 15.

The increase in sessions includes everyone who has registered for the program since Dec. 30, 2021, as well as new registrants. The portal will remain open for new registrations until June 30, 2024. All participants will have until Dec. 31, 2024, to use their 15 sessions.For questions about sessions or how many you have used, contact For more information about this program, call 720-248-4686.

Upcoming Meetings

Mental health resource navigation support (schedule an appointment) or drop-inJan. 22 - Feb. 29Mondays, noon to 3 p.m.Marshall ROC Recovery Center, 357 McCaslin Boulevard, Suite 115b, Louisville

Counseling Support (schedule an appointment) or drop-inJan. 22 - Feb. 29Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Marshall ROC Recovery Center, 357 McCaslin Boulevard, Suite 115b, Louisville

How to Prepare for Everything Workshop Friday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Nederland Community Center, 750 Highway 72 N., Nederland

Disaster Preparedness Basics Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6-7 p.m.East Boulder Community Center, Flagstaff Room, 5660 Sioux DriveRegistration required

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The latest information and resources are located on the Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery website or contact Katie Arrington, Assistant Recovery Manager for Boulder County,