The Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) and its Foundation have helpful information and connections for restaurants seeking to sustain their business during the coming winter months. CRA and its foundation has established an emergency Winter Outdoor Grant Program to assist restaurants with a portion of the costs for winterization and maintaining seating for their customers with a maximum amount awarded of $10,000.
The Broomfield Community Foundation (BCF) with the Broomfield Chamber offers a Small Business Fund to assist businesses with operational/small capital expense support. This program is now accepting applications for support. The program has very limited funds and more information is available from BCF or the Chamber.
Energize Colorado Gap Fund - The State of Colorado Office of Economic Development set-up this fund, capitalized with $25.0M, which provides both small business loans and grants to boost business enterprises through December 2020. Applications and awards will be done in rounds to allow the fund to provide assistance through December 2020. Sign up for updates about the Gap Fund.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has provided a list of federal programs for assisting small businesses (firms with less than 500 employees). If you’re a small business in need of assistance, please consult the SBA’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19.