November 2020

Keep Up with COVID-19 Business Information

The bill SB20B-001 provides $57 million in direct aid, grants, and annual fee waivers to struggling small businesses and also creates grant programs and allocates funds specifically for art and cultural organizations as well as minority-owned businesses.  Keep informed about funding programs at the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT)  (  You may wish to read the bill details at COVID-19 Relief Small And Minority Businesses Arts Organizations | Colorado General Assembly (

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For the latest COVID-19 assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):

Paycheck Protection Program, rounds 1 and 2, information and resource page:
If you can’t find answers to your questions about forgiveness, call 1-

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) has been extended to the end of the year 12/31/21:
For EIDL program questions or assistance, contact the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or  Remember to include your name, business name, phone number, email, and loan #.  Ask that a loan officer respond by emailing you or calling you directly.

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County Resources:

Adams County Small Business Stabilization Program and Mini-Grant applications:

Arapahoe County Small Business Relief Fund Grant (deadline is 1/31/21):
Five Star Recovery Partner Program: 

Douglas County Small Business Relief Grant (deadline is 1/29/21):

Tri-County Health Department also gives Safer At Home Guidance for Business:
You can Connect by webinar or see many valuable links to Guidance information.

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The State of Colorado sites may be useful for small business to keep up with COVID-19 information as it changes:

“Colorado’s dial framework  about different levels of “openness” at the county level. It is a tool for counties to use to make life during the pandemic more sustainable, allowing us to balance, to the greatest extent possible, controlling the virus with our social and economic needs.”  Visit the state site:  You can look for guidance by sector:

Can’t find an answer?  Submit your COVID-related  issues and concerns online:

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Learn about the process from Rachael Sall, Kiva Hub Capital Access Manager with Colorado Lending Source:   Hailing from a small business lending background, Rachael found her passion working with underserved communities in the area.  Rachael works directly with diverse small business clients and tackles barriers to capital.  She helps entrepreneurs prepare for the lending process and manages Colorado’s first Kiva Hub in partnership with Colorado Lending Source

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