(NWAHEMR) is a ten-county region located in the northwest corner of the state. It is comprised of Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, and Summit counties. An Executive Board/Steering Committee, made up of each county’s emergency manager as well as discipline representatives, meets on a regular basis to develop strategies to improve the preparedness of the region through the use of homeland security grant funds. NWCCOG provides fiscal management and program coordination for the NWAHEMR.
Each year, the NWAHEMR applies for funding from the State of Colorado Governor’s Office of Homeland Security for various projects that improve the region’s capability to be prepared for emergencies and terrorist attacks. This funding ultimately comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.