Congressman Neguse Announces Open Nominations for $ 46 Million in Fire Prevention and Safety Grants – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open applications for the Safety and Fire Prevention (FS&P) grants on Jan. 18 at 6 a.m., putting millions of direct aid available to locals. firefighters and first responders affected by the Marshall fire. Grants may include assistance for firefighter safety and management programs, research and development projects to help communities respond to extreme and hazardous conditions, and other programs to help firefighters recover from the effects of fire. disaster.

For more information on this program and technical support, visit the FEMA website, call the FP&S program help desk at (866) 274-0960 or email them at firegrants @ fema .dhs.gov. The FP&S program help desk is open Monday to Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MT.

“As the Boulder County community heals from the tragic devastation of the Marshall Fire, we must continue to provide the assistance needed to help the fire departments,” Congressman Neguse said. “These grants, which are primarily funded by the US bailout, will provide millions to state and local leaders who work to ensure our communities are safe from future tragedies of this magnitude. I encourage those who are eligible to register starting January 18 and visit the FEMA website for more information on the process.

Congressman Neguse worked tirelessly to garner federal support from the Boulder families in the wake of the destructive Marshall fire. On January 1, he worked with Governor Polis and members of the Congressional delegation to secure an expedited declaration of major disaster from President Biden. He also advocated for individual assistance to be included in the statement, offering direct reimbursement to affected community members. Residents and business owners who have experienced losses in designated counties can start seeking help by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621 -FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing impaired and hard of hearing. The freephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

For more resources visit Neguse.House.Gov/Marshall-Fire-Resources

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