Dear Jeffco Businesses,

As we continue to recover our economy, we are committed to keeping you updated on funding, rules and regs and other needed information during this pandemic. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at pam@westmetrochamber.org

FREE PPE for businesses in Jeffco with 25 or fewer employees – please apply here and pick up at our chamber offices or any other chamber office in Jeffco.

Colorado Mask Mandate is in effect through October 12, 2020 – click here to understand the details.

New Dial framework from Colorado Department of Health & Environment (CDPHE) will replace the general variance process in most cases. All current variances will remain intact, either because the variance fits under the dial framework, or because they are still recognized. Future changes will be presided over, using the dial framework. Counties may still apply for limited, site-specific variances for special requests like hosting a limited number of patrons at large venues.
Additionally, CDPHE launched a new dashboard that tracks all of these metrics and the phase that each county is in, to maximize transparency. Click on Jefferson County to see the current variance details.

This is where to stay tuned for the most updated information for finding opportunities for small business!

The Chamber is joining a regional team of community leaders to address the rapidly changing situation, offer proactive solutions and implement strategies to help our businesses and community during this difficult time. Please check these resources often – we will post dates when information changes. We are here to help!


Funding Opportunities

The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic engines throughout the state. First round of applications has closed. The second round will open on Monday, October 5, 2020. Click here for more information.

Jefferson County will be reopening applications for Small Business Emergency Grants in October and November. Stay tuned for details.

The City of Arvada launched a second round of business grants. An additional $1.5 million in funding is now available. Application deadline is October 9th, 2020. Click here for more information.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis can still apply here.

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.


Community Resources

Jeffco Public Schools: Restart Jeffco

Are you experiencing food insecurities?  Click here to see area food banks – there is food, please don’t hesitate to ask for help.

Rent issues?  Here are the latest laws for assistance on a federal and state level.


General Health Resources

Member Stories

Josh Caucutt, Edward Jones

“I believe that a West Metro Chamber of Commerce membership is an essential tool for long term business growth in Jefferson County. The networking events are well-attended and vibrant, providing a forum that is favorable to connecting with the right people. The relationships and friendships formed through the WMCoC are invaluable both in meeting clients and in meeting the needs of those clients.”

Josh Caucutt, Edward Jones