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October 13, 2023

Over 400 fire survivors attend Marshall ROC’s Marshall Fire Moving Forward Event

Marshall ROC, the Colorado State Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), and 35 disaster recovery partners, funders, government agencies and municipalities, recovery navigators, and nonprofit organizations collaborated to present a communitywide event Oct. 7 focused on providing the most up-to-date information on funding and recovery and rebuilding resources. There were over 425 fire survivors who attended the event, representing 340 survivor households, as well as 125 organizational staff and community volunteers supporting the event. Boulder County had representatives from their Recovery and Resiliency Division, Community Planning & Permitting Department, the Office of Disaster Management, Wildfire Partners, the Assessor’s Office, the District Attorney for the 20th Judicial, and EnergySmart in attendance.

Disaster Recovery partners and organizations provided presentations about how to access and apply for: rebuilding and mitigation related grants; loans and unmet needs; electrification rebates and incentives; vendor discounts; sales and use tax rebates; rental assistance; financial counseling; and more.

One of the most common questions were regarding Small Business Association (SBA) loans specifically for smoke damaged households and concerns about not having any resources to proceed with repairs. A smoke damage task force, led by MROC, is being set up to work on solutions.

Feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive, with the event serving as both a resource fair for residents and a community connection event.

Presentations can be accessed on the Marshall ROC website.