Colorado: Governor Polis Takes Action to Support Ongoing Recovery & Rebuilding Efforts from Wildfires

DENVER ~ Governor Polis issued an Executive Order today to ensure disaster funding remains available for five fires from 2020, and to encumber additional funding for the Lefthand Fire in Boulder County from 2020.

The Executive Order amends the duration provisions for funding for five fires from 2020, including the Grizzly Creek Fire in Garfield and Eagle Counties, Cameron Peak Fire in Larimer County, Mullen Fire in Jackson County, East Troublesome Fire in Grand County, and Calwood Fire in Boulder County. These fires were all declared disaster emergencies in 2020 with encumbered disaster emergency funds. The Executive Order extends the duration of these funds for an additional 36 months, so that they shall remain available until 2026. This will enable State agencies to coordinate and complete fire billing and reimbursement processes with affected local and federal agencies.

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Additionally, the Governor's Executive Order encumbers an additional $27,795 for the Lefthand Fire in Boulder County from 2020 to enable the Department of Public Safety to pay remaining expenses resulting from the fire.

In a statement released today, Governor Polis said "This Executive Order will ensure that we are able to provide necessary resources to those affected by these fires and help them rebuild their lives."

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