Marshall Fire grant/loan and recovery information for small businesses

Wildfire Recovery

Marshall Fire Funding Assistance

March 31 has been set as the application deadline for the current Marshall Fire financial assistance categories that Boulder County has been helping oversee with Community Foundation Boulder County and Elevations Credit Union. Anyone who has not yet applied for financial assistance should do so by March 31.

1) Livelihood Disruption

  • $1,200 for individuals
  • Documentation required includes a recent pay stub and/or letter from business owner and/or unemployment application
  • Must be directly tied to a business within the Marshall Fire Damage Assessment Map
  • Home-based businesses are eligible

2) Loss of Tools of Trade

  • $500 for individuals
  • Documentation required includes receipts or tax returns
  • Does not include computers or computer equipment
  • Must have occurred within the Marshall Fire Damage Assessment Map

3) Small Local Businesses That Were Damaged or Destroyed


On January 1, 2022, the President declared a major disaster for wildfires and straight-line winds for Boulder County and the contiguous counties of Broomfield, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld. The declaration makes federal low-interest loans available for business physical disaster; economic injury disaster and home disaster.

  • Must have suffered damages from the recent wildfire and wind event
  • Must demonstrate an ability to repay and a credit history acceptable to the SBA
  • We do not currently know the specific credit requirements, but recent history indicates that a credit score of 570 may be sufficient
  • Funding amount can be up to $2,000,000
  • For most business borrowers, these loans will have an interest rate of 2.83% and a payback term of 30 years
  • Non-profits will receive an interest rate of 1.875%
  • The deadline to apply for physical damage is March 1, 2022
  • The deadline to apply for economic injury is September 30, 2022
In-Person SBDC Assistance
SBDC Lead Consultant Dan King will be available to meet with businesses affected by the Marshall Fire in-person at the Superior Community Center on Friday  mornings. Walk-ins are welcome or you can schedule a time by emailing Dan.

Superior Community Center
1500 Coalton Rd.
Superior, CO 80227
Fridays, 9 am – 12:00 pm

Virtual One-on-One SBDC Consulting

The Boulder SBDC will continue to help impacted small businesses (including home-based businesses) navigate the resources available for recovery, including funding through the SBA, State of Colorado, Boulder County, municipalities and private sources (both grants and loans).

To schedule a confidential, virtual consulting appointment, reach us one of three ways:

  1. Register online
  2. Email
  3. Call 303-442-1475
Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center

Boulder County transitioned its Marshall Fire response, resources and staffing from immediate emergency assistance to longer-term recovery. Some organizations that have been at the DAC are relocating their disaster assistance work to the Marshall Fire Donations and Resource Center.

The Boulder SBDC will continue to provide virtual one-on-one consulting as well as in-person consulting as noted above. Some federal and state operations will remain onsite in Lafayette. Read more about these changes.

Marshall Fire Resources and Information
Comprehensive resources for those who were impacted by the Marshall Fire

Boulder County Office of Emergency Management
Official source of information during emergency situations in Boulder County

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