It's been two-and-a-half years since the devastating September floods, and some residents are still trying to repair their homes and land. But the clock is ticking for Boulder County residents when it comes to applying for a specific federal grant.
Residents who need financial assistance can apply for federal grants for housing rehab or temporary rental assistance until March 31. This grant allows flood-impacted residents with temporary rental assistance if they are displaced from their home due to the flood, or to rehabilitate their home from flood damage.
To apply for a grant, visit www.BoulderCountyFloodGrants.org.
Home-rehab projects could include raising some homes on stilts, replacing damaged flooring or drywall, and many other types of recovery projects.
Currently, Boulder County has about $1 million that hasn't been given to housing rehab applicants. Homeowners could receive up to $100,000 for home rehab, but the average amount for a rehab project is about $35,000.
As for temporary rental assistance, Boulder County has about $250,000 that has not been given to applicants, and homeowners can get up to $20,000 in temporary rental assistance.
More than 470 homeowners have applied for these grant programs since the county was awarded federal grand funding in August 2014. They are all in different stages of rebuilding or some applicants withdrew their applications.
Boulder County has already approved more than $6.9 million in funding for approximately 150 households since the 2013 floods. The county says they are focusing on the most vulnerable populations including mobile-home neighborhoods which were swept away in the horrible flooding.
There will be another grant deadline later in 2016 for the home access program -- a grant program for homeowners who need to have a residential bridge rebuilt in order to reach their property.