Small Business Support Programs

Colorado’s COVID-19 dial framework aims to protect all businesses, essential and non-essential, from outbreaks and potential shutdowns. State guidelines and tools are meant to ensure that businesses can stay open to the greatest extent possible according to their county’s dial level while also protecting customers and employees from COVID-19.

VIEW guidelines here

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Small business owners can sign up to receive COVID-19 email updates relevant to the Colorado business community. Speak to a Business Navigator via the hotline at (303) 860-5881 or email questions to

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s The Save Small Business Fund 
A grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. 

Colorado Health Foundation Resources for Nonprofits
A list of resources to help nonprofits and funders navigate the rapidly evolving context of COVID-19.

Federal Loan Assistance for Colorado’s Small Businesses
Colorado small businesses impacted by COVID-19 can seek individual small business loans up to $2M as part of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

Unemployment insurance
Gig workers and independent contractors can apply

U.S. Small Business Administration
Congress has passed and the president has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This legislation extends some economic relief to businesses through tax credits and loans

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
Low-interest working capital loans 

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Information for workers and employers who are impacted by the Coronavirus.

Google Ad Credits
Small and medium businesses, who advertise directly with Google or its partners around the world with active accounts since the beginning of 2019. 

Hello Alice COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grants 

Offering grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources
A list of resources from the Colorado SBDC.

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce 
Business resources and planning guidance.

Boulder SBDC Specialist
Sign Up for a Free 1-on-1 Phone Consultation with a Boulder SBDC Specialist (help with loan programs, etc.)