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

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

Current Jefferson County Dial Framework Status

State to Move Jefferson County to Level Red: New restrictions will go in effect Nov. 20, 2020..

View the Colorado Department of Public Health Capacity Restrictions here.

Jeffco Schools: Due to the County moving to the Red Level, which is Severe Risk, Jeffco schools will move Grades K–12 to Remote Learning Click here to see all of the changes.

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 was extended under Executive Order D 2020-219 on October 11, 2020 for 30 days – click here to understand the details.

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

Comprehensive Business Stability Award: Jeffco is offering a second opportunity for businesses within Jefferson County with the reopening of the CARES Act Comprehensive Business Stability Award. The award will reopen as of Monday, Nov. 30 and closes on Monday, Dec. 7. Click here for more info.

The COVID Relief Fund is now accepting applications for our seventh deadline. Apply by Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. MT. Apply here.

Wheat Ridge Small Business Stabilization Program Application – Phase 3 applications are due by Friday, Dec. 4. Apply here.

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

Simplified PPP Forgiveness Application Information from the SBA and Treasury regarding simpler loan forgiveness application for PPP loans of $50,000 or less. As many of you know, SBA began approving forgiveness applications as of October 2, and that process continues. Please visit the following sites for more information:

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 Sheriff’s Office has noticed an increase in counterfeit bills being passed to businesses lately. We expect this to continue to increase as we enter into the “holiday shopping season.” Please use these materials on how to quickly recognize counterfeit bills and what to do if you get one passed to your business.

COVID-19 Assistance: Free Legal Advice & Help for Colorado Small Businesses – Small businesses provide half of Colorado’s jobs. They have been especially hard-hit by the COVID-19 economic crisis, with minority and woman-owned small businesses being hit the hardest. Volunteer attorneys have offered to provide legal help to Colorado’s small businesses so they can get back on their feet. Read more HERE.

City of Wheat Ridge: Extended Order No. 2020-3 implementing temporary relief for certain city requirements for outdoor business operations until December 31, 2020 – Click here to learn more.

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.

Winterizing Operations Mini-Grants Available for Restaurants, Senior Care, and Child Care – The City of Arvada and Adams County, in partnership with the Arvada Chamber, has launched a new mini-grant category as part of its Mini-Grant Program. The Winterizing Operations mini-grant allows restaurants, senior care facilities, and childcare centers to apply to help winterize their operations this coming season due to the challenges of COVID. Read more.


General Health Resources

No Cost Drive Thru Covid-19 Testing – Read more here.

The COVID Safety System and Certification includes four steps. The COVID Safety System and Certification program was designed to help ensure that businesses, schools, and municipalities in Colorado follow CDC/state/local public health guidelines. Read more here.


Public health guidance & resources for COVID-19


Forms and guidance for all non-healthcare employers


Sector-specific resources and guidance for employers


Restaurants and food manufacturers


Schools and child care


Member Stories

Chad Williams, Top Notch Computer Support

“In 2011, my business was going nowhere, so I decided to join the West Metro Chamber. Within the first month, I made so many connections that it really helped get my business off the ground. Now, years later, my business is going strong because of the West Metro Chamber, and the connections keep growing. This is a great place to start and/or grow a business.”

Chad Williams, Top Notch Computer Support