Many of us remember exactly where we were when the High Park Fire began in the spring of 2012. I was camping near Red Feather Lakes with my horse the day it started. We managed to make it back to Fort Collins before all the roads were closed. The next year devastating floods hit. While these are just sad memories for most, so many are still impacted all these years later.

The good news is there's still money available for farmers and ranchers affected by the 2012/2013 fires and floods in Colorado. This grant program is to help agricultural businesses. Based on damages, farmers can receive grants to help them stay in business in the impacted areas. This program is being run in partnership with the
Colorado Department of Agriculture.

This is round 2 for applications and the deadline is January 20, 2017. If you're interested in the application process it's clearly mapped out step by step at the website: Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Federally declared disasters include the 2012 fires (High Park or Waldo Canyon); or the 2013 fires (Black Forest or Royal Gorge); or the 2013 Flood. Counties affected by these events include Larimer, Weld, and Boulder plus 16 others.