CURRENT BUSINESS FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

COUNTY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Jeffco Small Business Sustainability Grant

Clear Creek County:Clear Creek County Cares About Businesses Grant: Clear Creek County and municipalities are providing financial support to small businesses that have been closed or severely impacted by the COVID-10 pandemic. The grant funds are intended to pay for essential business-related expenses like payroll, rent, mortgages, utilities, and supplies. (https://www.clearcreekcounty.us/covid19)

CITY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Arvada:Arvada Arts Relief Fund: $225,000 in funding is now open to individual artists and non-profit organizations in increments up to $3,000. (https://40westarts.org/news/2020/8/arvada-artist-relief-fund)

Lakewood: COVID-19 Nonprofit Impact Grant: The City of Lakewood is offering a second round of emergency grant opportunities to assist nonprofit organizations that serve Lakewood residents. Applications are currently closed.

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

Erika Holley, Marketing Consultant and Business Owner

Joining the West Metro Chamber has been one of the greatest investments I have made over the past couple of years. I have connected with some of the most amazing and inspiring business minds, I have more than doubled my business, and I have made some truly incredible lasting friendships and business relationships that will guarantee I will continue to benefit from my membership.

Erika Holley, Marketing Consultant and Business Owner