Disaster Help Available for Privately Owned Roads

Homeowners using privately owned access roads and bridges that were damaged as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides may receive limited disaster assistance help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

FEMA’s Individual Assistance (IA) program is available to help homeowners, renters and business owners in nine designated Colorado counties (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan and Weld).

  • Homeowners may be eligible for a grant to repair road entrances or rights of way from their homes, including privately owned roads and bridges that provide solitary access to a home.
  • Homeowners who jointly own access roads and bridges may also be eligible for repair grants under certain circumstances.
  • To discuss your circumstance, please visit any of seven local disaster recovery centers or call FEMA at 800-621-3362 (Voice or 7-1-1/Relay) or TTY 800-462-7585.

To learn more, read the FEMA Advisory issued on September 23, 2013