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Community mitigation grants have been awarded to neighborhood organizations in Larimer County to help reduce the risks associated with disasters in those communities and increase resilience.

The Larimer County Office of Emergency Management awarded just under $100,000 in 2024 Community Mitigation Grants to 19 neighborhood organizations this year. They were selected because of their strong alignment with the mitigation program.

The mitigation program is offered once per year with more grant applications received this year than any other year the grants have been offered.

“We applaud these recipients for their efforts to reduce risk and improve resilience in their communities through community collaboration. We look forward to seeing the valuable mitigation work happen across Larimer County this season,” Larimer County Emergency Mitigation Coordinator Josh Roberts said.

Some of the grant awards will support slash chipping and hauling, equipment, tools, and supplies for mitigation tool libraries, defensible space, roadway fuel reduction treatments, and more. Many of the grants center on mitigating the effects of wildfires.

One of the communities used its funds to purchase a stump grinder, and another used its grant for slash pile chipping.

The grants also help residents within their communities stay connected while also connecting those communities with other communities, to increase resilience to withstand disasters better.

Resilient communities have proven to bounce back from disaster events more quickly while possessing the information to access resources faster to improve their recovery.

Published on: 
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 12:02pm
Contact Details:

Josh Roberts, Mitigation Coordinator, Emergency Mgt., 970-619-4903,

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