Business Resources

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.

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.

Local Funding

COVD 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 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.
    Facebook Small Business Grant Program
  • El 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 idividuals affected by the recent outbreak of COVID-019
    El Pomar Assistance Fund
  • The nonprofit organization Kiva provides 0% interest loans to small businesses worldwide. They are expanding eligibility and the amount of loans provided during crisis
    Kiva Loans

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