Business Resiliency

As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, we know many small businesses have questions about implications in the workplace and funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time. On this page, we are compiling relevant tips and resources on business resiliency.

Local government loan/grant programs, Nonprofit loan/grant programs
Colorado

Grand Foundation

Grand County & Grand Foundation Emergency Small Business Assistance Fund

This Fund, created in response to the economic impact of COVID-19, will provide relief to small businesses that may have had to temporarily close, are struggling with paying rent, mortgage and or utilities. This fund is for small businesses, this is defined as a business that has a bricks and mortar location and an employee base of 50 or less.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Local government loan/grant programs, Nonprofit loan/grant programs
Colorado

Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce

Greeley Area Recovery Fund

The Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce seeks to provide more immediate relief to compliment that which will be given from Federal sources. This relief can help to stem the gap as businesses are operating with critical weeks and days before their operation is changed forever. The Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the City of Greeley, the City of Evans, and Upstate Colorado Economic Development to create the Greeley Area Business Recovery Fund. Our goal; a short term grant program to assist local businesses hardest hit during the current crisis and offer immediate relief.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Local government loan/grant programs, Low interest loans
Colorado

Town of Castle Rock and partners

Castle Rock CommUNITY Business Loan Program

The Castle Rock CommUNITY Business Loan Program is available to businesses located within the Town of Castle Rock who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The intent of these $25,000 loans is to help small businesses survive and retain employees during these challenging times. Financing is available over twenty-four months (two years) at an interest rate of 0.00%. No repayments of principal are due during the first SIX months of the loan. Monthly payments over the remaining EIGHTEEN months will be $1,388.89.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Local government loan/grant programs
Colorado

Lakewood, Colorado

COVID-19 Lakewood Business Relief and Recovery Grant Program

Round 2 applications closed on July 31.
The grants in this The City of Lakewood has created a recovery grant program to provide financial assistance to qualifying small businesses that have been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program will disperse $3,000,000 in total grant awards.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Nonprofit loan/grant programs
Colorado

The Colorado Food Systems Coalition

Colorado Farm & Food Systems Respond & Rebuild Fund

Round 2 is now closed. We anticipate opening another round in the near future. 

Audience: Small Business Owners

Local government loan/grant programs
Colorado

Adams County

Adams County Small Business Stabilization Program

The Adams County Community & Economic Development Department has established the Small Business Stabilization Program (SBSP) to provide local businesses with grants to retain jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants for the SBSP are paid for by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is funded by the U.S.

Audience: Small Business Owners

California

The Wonderful Company

Wonderful Community Grants

The Wonderful Company's annual grant program will support Central Valley organizations that have been impacted by the coronavirus. Grants of up to $50,000 are available for nonprofits committed to making the rural communities of the San Joaquin Valley in California a more equitable place to live, work, and play.

Audience: Non-profits

Local government loan/grant programs
Colorado

City of Arvada

City of Arvada Small Business Loan to Grant Conversion

The City of Arvada continues to provide support for the local business community and continued recovery from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic through a loan to grant conversion. Businesses that received Emergency Small Business Loans early during the pandemic will be able to convert the loans to grants through an application process.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Nonprofit loan/grant programs
National

Amber Grants for Women

Amber Grant

The Amber Grants began in 1998. It was launched by WomensNet to honor the memory of a young woman, Amber Wigdahl, who died at the age of 19 – unable to fulfill her entrepreneurial dreams. In 2020, the Amber Grant has been doubled to $4,000. Earn any Amber Grant through November, 2020, and you’ll be eligible for an additional $25,000 grant at the end of this year.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed, Non-profits

Local government loan/grant programs
Colorado

The City and County of Broomfield

Enhance Broomfield

The City and County of Broomfield is offering a one-time grant of up to $7,500 to eligible Broomfield businesses to help you adapt to the new normal brought about by COVID-19. Businesses must be located within the City and County of Broomfield and must have no less than 2 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, of which one must be non-related person, and no more than 25 employees. 

Audience: Small Business Owners

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