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DENVER — Colorado is set to receive a Disaster Care Management Grant, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state of Colorado announced Wednesday.

The Disaster Care Management Grant designated for Colorado is in the amount of $2,667,963 and will be used to help survivors of September’s catastrophic floods, said FEMA in a release Wednesday.

Funds are distributed by the Disaster Case Management Program, which combines state and local capacity to provide services when a major disaster is declared, FEMA added.

FEMA said case managers will meet with flood survivors to evaluate their “unmet needs as a result of the disaster,” which haven’t already been covered by other resources.

Case managers can qualify survivors for long-term recovery services, help individuals and families with disaster-recovery plans and refer survivors to organizations for services that match their needs, said FEMA.

“This is another step in the recovery process,” said Thomas McCool, federal coordinating officer for FEMA. “We recognize that people are still rebuilding their lives and this program is designed to link people who have unmet needs with organizations that may be able to help them.”