CURRENT BUSINESS FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

COUNTY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Jeffco Small Business Sustainability Grant

CITY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Lakewood’s COVID-19 Business Relief and Recovery Grant Program

The City of Lakewood is making a $3M business relief and recovery fund available to award both large, qualifying grants and modest, random drawing grants to eligible Lakewood Businesses. For additional information visit www.lakewood.org/BizRecovery

Wheat Ridge Provides Second Round of Small Business Stabilization Grants

The City of Wheat Ridge City Council has approved a second round of Small Business Stabilization Program grants making an additional $250,000 in grants available to small businesses who have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

Businesses are eligible to receive funding from the grant program of up to a total of $5,000 combined from the first and second round of grants. Applications are available online and the deadline for submission is Friday, June 5, 2020, at noon.

Jefferson County CARES Act Emergency Grant Program Provides Relief to Small Businesses in Unincorporated Jefferson County and all Nonprofits in Jefferson County Therefore, Jefferson County is proud to announce the opportunity for both nonprofits and small businesses to apply for relief and receive funding, via the CARES Act, to address the COVID-19 emergency in Jefferson County. https://www.jeffco.us/4057/CARES-Act-Emergency-Grant-Funding

STATE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE – The State of Colorado established a Small Business Navigator Hotline and Email for businesses seeking general guidance and information on access to capital programs. The Hotline is available at (303) 860-5881 Monday – Friday; 8 am – 5 pm MT or at oedit_sbnavigator@state.co.us

NEW NATIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

US Small Business Administration | To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program | Small businesses can seek working capital loans of up to $2 million to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid. Read more here.

SBA Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program | Allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. Because it’s an express loan, the SBA has stated that you’ll receive the funds within 45 days of approval, and no later than 90 days. Read more here.

Other Sources

Verizon Small Business Grant Program – Verizon is investing $2.5 million in its Small Business Recovery Fund which will provide grants of up to $10,000 to small businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19. Read more here.

Google – Google announced that it will fund $800 million to support small businesses crisis response, including grants for small businesses and google ads credits. Read more here.

Honeycomb Credit Relief Loan Program – Honeycomb is offering community-sourced loans of up to $50,000 for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) Read more here.

JP Morgan Chase Assistance to Small Businesses – JPMorgan Chase announced a $50 million global philanthropic commitment to address the immediate public health and long-term economic challenges from the COVID-19 global pandemic. $8 million to assist small businesses vulnerable to significant economic hardships in the U.S., China and Europe. Read more here.

ACCION Small Business Loans – Accion is a nonprofit, community organization dedicated solely to helping small business owners succeed and communities thrive. Loans amounts range from $300 – $250,000. Learn more and apply online here.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program – Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries. Facebook will begin taking applications in the coming weeks. Sign up to receive information about the program and to be notified if applications open for your region.

Hello Alice COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant – Hello Alice is offering $10,000 grants being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by coronavirus, as part of their broader mission to ensure Business for All. In addition to funding, grant recipients will receive ongoing support from the Hello Alice community. Apply here.

Kiva Lending Source – A partnership with Kiva creates a new 0% interest, 0 fee loans through the Kiva platform for US small businesses. Read more here. If you have any specific questions, you can reach out to Rachael Sall, the Kiva Hub Capital Access Manager.

Member Stories

Jamie Nevers, Real Estate Advisor, Colorado Home Realty

“The West Metro Chamber has plugged me into a network of Jefferson County professionals who have positively impacted my business and my personal growth.  We are creating depth in the community and helping one another reach our goals, I highly recommend joining if you are willing to put in the work to build your network.”

Jamie Nevers, Real Estate Advisor, Colorado Home Realty