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 $32 million is 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.
Am I Eligible?
Watershed Coalitions that are located in federally‐declared disaster areas from 2012 – 2013 (including FEMA Disasters 4145‐DR severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides; 4134‐DR Black Forest Wildfire; 4133‐DR Royal Gorge Wildfire; and 4067‐DR High Park and Waldo Canyon Wildfires) are eligible to apply.
If Watershed Coalitions are not registered as a 501(c)3 non‐profit organization, a fiscal agent must apply with the coalition. In cases where coalitions don’t exist, units of local government are able to apply, but must demonstrate collaboration with stakeholders and partners.
2013 Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides
Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, Crowley, Denver, El Paso, Fremont, Gilpin, Jefferson, Lake, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld
Black Forest Wildfire
Royal Gorge Wildfire
High Park and Waldo Canyon Wildfires
El Paso, Larimer, Teller
Staff are currently working with those eligible applicants who applied to reimburse them for disaster-related expense.
- Program Guidelines
- Exhibit IV-A
- 30% Design Guidelines for Plan Development
- Watershed Coalitions and Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Grant Program Webinar 01/13/15 PPT | Webinar
- Memo on CDBG-DR Watershed Fundraising Policy
- CDBG Guidebook
- Map of application, funding and distribution of funds process
Contacts for Program
Who do I contact with questions about the application process?
KC McFerson, CDBG-DR Watershed Program Manager
Department of Local Affairs, Community Development Office
Chris Sturm, Stream Restoration Coordinator
Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Water Conservation Board
Don Sandoval, Regional Manager
Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government, Field Services