Small Business Resources: Promotional and Financial

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City of Denver

New round of Small Business Emergency Relief Fund (SBERF) grants. The deadline is November 22, 5:00pm.
Eligible businesses can apply HERE. (Eligible business: earned <$2m and had <25 employees in 2019; 25% revenue decline resulting from COVID; not previously awarded under SBERF or Priority Neighborhood Small Business Fund grant.)

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

Support Services - 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Aggregated List of Resources

Small Business Emergency Relief Program
In response to COVID-19, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity is working on connecting our Denver business community to the most appropriate resources in our region. The first step is to let us know how your business is being impacted by filling out this questionnaire. Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) staff will evaluate your information and help you identify the most appropriate support for you and your business.

Denver Microloan Program
Provides loans from $5,000-$50,000. Provides lending capital and support services to small businesses to support their stabilization efforts.

State of Colorado

Colorado Winter Outdoor Grants Application: Applications are now open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, which will provide funds to restaurants to winterize patio space for outdoor dining. The program is designated for Colorado restaurants that have demonstrated financial need as defined by the Colorado Restaurant Foundation’s Board of Directors in time of declared COVID-19 disaster. The first round will close November 13. The second round of applications will open November 30 and will be due December 11.

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

U.S. Small Business Association Low-Interest Disaster Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

Denver Arts and Venues Artist Assistance Fund
Denver Arts & Venues has created the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund to support individual artists who are experiencing immediate, unforeseen emergency needs due to COVID-19. Through the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund, Denver Arts & Venues has allocated $130,000 towards grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists who live in Denver whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work.

Creative Capital Artist Resources (updated regularly)
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.

Artwork Archive List of Financial Relief Resources
Emergency resources, as well as crowdfunding efforts.

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

The New York Foundation for the Arts has partnered with Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer the Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program, which provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical/dental/mental health emergencies.

Additional Resources
In light of the recent pandemic, (a free web finance resource, accredited by the Better Business Bureau) has created a COVID-19 Financial Guide to provide information for the many small businesses, individuals and families, and health care providers that have been impacted financially.