Emergency Assistance Grant Program
Grant Program Overview
- On October 3, 2016, the Governor issued a Declaration of Emergency for the Beulah Hill Fire and determinded that financial assistance is essential to meet disaster-related necessary expenses or serious needs of individuals or families who have lost their homes in the incident.
- The Governor authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) to provide individuals or households whose primary residence was destroyed in the fire, the maximum amount of financial assistance allowed by law of five thousand dollars ($5000) per individual or household pursuant to section 24-33.5-1106, C.R.S.
- A W-9 form and proof of occupancy, as a primary residence, of the property destroyed is required.
- Representatives from DHSEM will be reaching out to individuals and families whose primary residence was destroyed as a result of the fire.
- Eligible individuals or households will be required to acknowledge that the purpose of the financial assistance provided is to meet the immediate disaster-related necessary expense or serious needs as a result of the Beulah Hills Fire and the displacement from their primary residence.
- These funds are not provided to mitigate any loss or damage to property an owner might have incurred that may be available through other assistance programs or insurance.
- The person must be a United States citizen or a member of a member of the household must be a United States citizen.
- The program is only available to those persons occupying a houses destroyed by the Beulah Hill Fire. All others impacted will need to utilize services available through the Disaster Assistance Center.
- The Colorado DHSEM is contacting the families directly, others may get information through the Disaster Assistance Center or through the county-run community meetings.
- The State Emergency Assistance Grant is not designed for community members with damaged or destroyed property or other impacts from the fire (i.e. fences, outbuildings, livestock, etc.).
- The grant is designed to take care of the immediate unmet needs of those who have lost their house. The grant is authorized under 24-33.5-1106(2), C.R.S. and has a $5,000 maximum.
Additional Assistance Information
Disaster Assistance Center (DAC)
The DAC is located at Colorado State Fairgrounds, 4-H Auditorium, 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, Colorado.
If you were affected by the Beulah Hill Fire, we encourage you to visit the Disaster Assistance Center to meet with a caseworker. This caseworker will help determine your disaster-related needs and inform you of available resources for which you qualify.
Various organizations will be present to help fire survivors.
Local agencies are working to open a donation center where you will be able to pick up items donated by the public, such as household goods, new clothing, clean-up supplies, etc. The location and hours of operation will be announced when they are finalized.
If you would like to assist Beulah Hill Fire survivors, please make donations by visiting the Help Colorado Now website. Financial contributions will provided the greatest support to fire survivors. Financial contributions allow those impacted by the fire to use purchase the specific items needed during recovery.