Watershed Resilience Pilot Program


The Watershed Resilience Pilot Program is a holistic program designed to align watershed restoration and risk mitigation with community and economic development goals using a collaborative, multi-jurisdictional, coalition‐of‐partners approach.

CDBG-DR funds support capacity building through watershed coalition staffing; multi‐objective planning, modeling, and conceptual design activities; and project implementation to address long‐term system improvements that build resilience in watersheds. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs administers these competitive funds in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Colorado Watershed Conservation Board (CWCB).

Approximately $36 million was made available to watershed coalitions and their stakeholders, with approximately 80 percent of the funds being allocated to the hardest‐hit counties of Boulder, Larimer, and Weld.


Program Participants


Applications Closed

Staff is currently working with those eligible applicants who applied, and were awarded funds to reimburse them for disaster-related expenses.

Contacts for Program

KC McFerson, CDBG-DR Watershed Program Manager
Department of Local Affairs, Community Development Office

Don Sandoval, Regional Manager
Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government, Field Services


CDBG-DR Watershed Implementation Award Summary