Financial Resources

For up-to-date information and resources visit www.workingrand.com

We are actively working to develop other resources and assistance in helping businesses apply for the below services.  Please contact dbutler@co.grand.co.us for specific questions.


Guidance


Emergency Funding Opportunities

Grand County Economic Development in conjunction with our Chambers and Towns are working collectively to bring you the most updated information on Business Resources available due to the COVID-19.

Unemployment

Under the new coronavirus unemployment insurance guidelines, if you’re laid off, on hiatus, quarantined or caring for a sick family member, you may be eligible to receive unemployment. In many states, unemployment waiting periods are also being waived so that you can get relief faster.

Officials recommend that you file your unemployment claim as soon as you can to expedite the process. Even if you think you won’t qualify, you may have much more of a chance of filing successfully due to the current public health crisis. If you’re denied at first, don’t be afraid to appeal. Learn More

How to Apply for Unemployment in Colorado 

Here are some crucial resources to help you find out if you qualify for unemployment benefits during the outbreak.

Local Funding

COVID Business Bridge Loans (BEDA): Funds $5,000 or under will be made available through low-interest loans Grand County Businesses who have an immediate cash flow need. For an application please email Frank Delay at frankldelay@outlook.com.  

Grand County Emergency Assistance Fund: For Vulnerable populations Mountain Family Center will be accepting and administering all applications for rental/mortgage/utility assistance, food insecurities and grocery access. You can reach them at 970-557-3186. Other services needed please contact Megan Ledin at the Grand Foundation. 

Grand Foundation: Housing Assistance Funds can be found on their website


State and Federal Funding 

Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Open! Governor Jared Polis just announced that Colorado’s application for federal disaster area designation has been approved. The SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan application is now open to business owners in all of Colorado’s 64 counties.

More information and to Apply

Note: The website and application will experience unprecedented traffic. If the page will not load, please check back at a later time.

Several entities are starting grant programs to specifically assist businesses being affected by COVID-019  

  • Facebook Small Business Grant ProgramFacebook announced a $100 million program to help small businesses as governments throughout the country urge gyms and restaurants to close their doors to slow the coronavirus pandemic. 
  • El Pomar Assistance FundEl Pomar Foundation announced the establishment of the Colorado Assistance Fund (CAF). CAF is a $1 Million fund offering immediate aid to nonprofit organizations supporting Colorado communities, organizations and individuals affected by the recent outbreak of COVID-019
  • Kiva Loans: The nonprofit organization Kiva provides 0% interest loans to small businesses worldwide. They are expanding eligibility and the number of loans provided during the crisis

Regional and State Offices

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) 

Website

Colorado Small Business Development Center

Website

The Colorado SBDC network is working with the Governor’s Office, OEDIT and the Colorado office of SBA to coordinate resources and assistance for small businesses across the state. As this is a very fluid crisis, the best place to find the latest information will be:

Colorado Workforce and Unemployment

More information on Unemployment Insurance or Wage   


Additional Resources