Economic Support For Employers
The Broomfield Economic Vitality team is working hard to ensure businesses have access to a range of resources to help them navigate this challenging time.
In partnership with the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce, staff is answering questions and making connections to local banks and other resources. If you’re a small business in need of assistance, please email email@example.com and we will help connect you with available assistance.
Mayor Quinn’s Update on the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
- View the Business Support Toolkit or the Restaurant Support Toolkit to help guide Broomfield businesses through offering modified services.
- Enhance Broomfield Grant Program- COVID-19 Support for Small Businesses
- View Broomfield Health and Human Services Employer Services webpage
- The Broomfield Chamber of Commerce launched a new Facebook group for businesses to post information about how to access local business products and services during widespread COVID-19 shutdowns. This space is used to post about your hours of operation, and how consumers can purchase (online, phone, carry-out, delivery, etc.).
- March 17 statement from Mayor Pat Quinn.
- Visit the Retail Food Establishment website for information and resources related to Public Health Order 20-22 and offering raw/bulk food.
State & Federal Resources
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
- On March 11, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) published emergency rules which temporarily require employers in certain industries to provide a small amount of paid sick leave to employees with flu-like symptoms while awaiting COVID-19 testing. The Colorado Health Emergency Leave with Pay (“Colorado HELP”) rules requires up to four days of paid sick for employees being tested for coronavirus COVID-19 in select industries which include: leisure and hospitality; food services; child care; education, including transportation, food service, and related work at educational establishments; home health, if working with elderly, disabled, ill, or otherwise high-risk individuals and; nursing homes and community living facilities.
- Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OED-IT) has prepared a Business Resource Center guide, which will be updated with information on State and Federal programs to support small businesses. The guide includes summary information and links to programs and services. https://choosecolorado.com/covid19/
- The North Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is set up for virtual consulting with clients. They have expanded their consulting hours to meet the demand. Clients can book online sessions at www.northmetrosbdc.com.
- The state SBDC network and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), can provide services to assist with Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications, long-term planning, insurance navigation, physical and economic loss estimates, and business preparedness. Businesses in all counties in Colorado are eligible. https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/
Colorado’s Unemployment Insurance Division is responding to questions from both employers and workers impacted by closures as a result of COVID-19.
Employers may be eligible for programs to avoid making employee layoffs, Colorado’s Work Share program. This program allows employers a way to split costs to retain employees with Unemployment Insurance.