The Colorado Department of Local Affairs has announced Round 2 of disaster recovery funding available to farmers and ranchers who were impacted by the High Park Fire or the 2013 flood. If you or someone you know might be interested in applying for this grant program, please visit the website listed below for specific details and qualifications. Application deadline is January 20, 2017.

The funding is available to farmers and ranchers who have an agricultural business that was impacted by the 2012 and 2013 fires or flood.

The program has already assisted over 50 farmers through round 1 by helping them with disaster recovery projects like building barns, installing new fences, cleaning out irrigation ponds, land leveling and debris removal. Funds also assisted in purchasing equipment that is needed to help with their daily business operations or paying for operational costs. More information can be found at: