Small Business Resources: Promotional and Financial


New RESOURCES page in the ART section of the RiNo website posts various resources, including recordings of previous Tools for the Creative Life workshops.

As a tool to help the public continue to access your business, RiNo has created a special page on the website to highlight who's open and what's available in the district: Keep RiNo Rolling


City of Denver

5 Star Certification Program
The City and County of Denver has received approval from the State of Colorado to begin certifying businesses under the Denver 5 Star Certification Program. Denver5Star.com

Temporary Outdoor Expansions for Restaurants and Bars
Submit your proposal Extended through October 2021

Support Services - 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Aggregated List of Resources


State of Colorado

Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment launched a new call center for the public to ask questions specifically about the COVID-19 vaccine. The new toll-free number is 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).

Reopen Your Business | Energize Colorado
Find actionable information to help manage your business during COVID-19 & Build a plan for reopening your business

Colorado Office of Economic Development Business Resource Center
State and federal resources for small businesses.


Federal Assistance

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established through the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act to provide over $16 billion in economic relief to target industries. The SVOG application opened April 8, 2021.

Small Business Resources


Specifically For Restaurants

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation
Resources for restaurants and workers coping with the COVID-19 emergency, including relief funds, financial assistance, unemployment information, and more.

To Go Denver
List of takeout, delivery, and curbside options in Denver.


Artist Resources

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants
The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies. Cycle 8 will open on Tuesday, June 8, and close on Tuesday, June 29, for emergencies occurring November 1, 2020 and later.

Artwork Archive Complete Guide to 2021 Artist Grants & Opportunities
All the best art grants, residencies, and opens calls for 2021!
Plus, artist relief funds and ongoing grants for artists affected by COVID-19.

Creative Capital Artist Resources
List of resources, including grants, emergency funds, and other assistance for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.

Colorado Creative Industries List of Resources
List of national and state resources. They are also working with federal, state, and local partners to secure potential recovery funding and technical assistance opportunities

RedLine Gallery Resources for Artists
Includes a survey to best understand current artist needs.

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) Resource List
Resources plus webinars and virtual events.