NoCo Rebuilding Network’s grant program specifically targeted for people wanting to rebuild after the High Park Fire. The money we collect for a disaster goes directly to residents who choose to rebuild in Larimer County. The focus of our fund is survivors who lost their primary residence. As of Sept 2012, NCRN has raised over $80,000. The grant program encourages the use of sustainable technologies and techniques during the rebuild effort. We are currently seeking members from the community to sit on our community advisory panel to help build the grant application process. For more information please contact email@example.com
Rebuilding Resources, Professional Directory and Rebuilding Forum
Rebuilding a home is hard, rebuilding after a disaster is even harder. By accumulating the links and resources on one site, we hope to save people time and money. Our Rebuilding Resources are links to valuable information about many aspects of the rebuilding process. The Rebuilding Forum is an almost real time conversation with the building pros. Our Professional Directory, while not vetted or endorsed by NCRN, contains a list of local professionals that have come forward asking how to help and contributing volunteer hours towards the rebuilding process.
Bellvue Grange Meetings
The Bellvue Grange in Bellvue Colorado is the home of our weekly local building meetings. Building professionals representing most of the industry trades are available to answer questions and give brief presentations on their areas of expertise. While NCRN does not qualify the building professions, all abide by the Working Group Code of Conduct. Additionally many donate large amounts of volunteer time weekly answering questions or performing on-site surveys for survivors.
Rebuilding Educational Series
NCRN is in the process of developing and producing a series of sequential rebuilding educational resources. Topics include but are not limited to: Cleanup and Assessment, Site Evaluation, How to work with an Architect, Designer, and/or Structural Engineer, Best Practices for Hiring and Working with a Contractor and Sub Contractors, Green Energy- How to Reduce Your Monthly Bills, How to Make a Site Plan, The Permit Process, Overview of Alternative Building Methods.
High Park Fire Month 4 Video
NCRN has found that is is difficult to express to people who are in the diasaster areas the conditions of the community and people in the affected areas. The HPF Video project attempts to capture the current state of affairs and issues that people in the mountain communities are dealing with as they go through the aftermath of the disaster.