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COVID-19 Lakewood Business Relief and Recovery Grant Program

Grants to Colorado Small Businesses
for Support During the COVID-19 Crisis

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Lakewood

Deadline Date:

07/31/20 11:59 PM MDT

Description:

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Grants of $3,000 to Colorado businesses in eligible locations for financial support during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to provide emergency assistance to small businesses that reduced operations or temporarily closed due to the pandemic. Applicants must be in the City of Lakewood.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 191158

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Round 2 grants will consist of randomly drawn grants in the amount of $3,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A business may apply for the grant program if they meet the following:
- The business has a physical Lakewood address where it primarily conducts business.
- If awarded a grant, business affirms that it intends business to be solvent and in operation for at least 90 days from the date of grant award.
- No post office box, private mail box at a mailing service center/store, or a virtual mailbox will be accepted as a physical address.
- The business is located within the City of Lakewood’s non-residential zone districts.
- Home-based businesses with more than $75,000 in verified 2019 revenues are also eligible.
- The business has an active Lakewood business sales tax and/or use tax license, if applicable.
- The business is registered and in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State and their register agent must be a resident of Colorado. Non-Colorado businesses are ineligible.
- The business is in good standing with any City permits, licenses, fees and taxes as of February 29th, 2020.
- The business has been in operation on or before January 1st, 2020 for random drawing grants.
- The business does not have more than 25 employees; this could be Full Time Employees (FTE) or full-time equivalents as of February 29th, 2020. (For purposes of estimating FTEs (full time employees), the FTE count shall be based only on the specific location applying for the program.)
- The business can provide proof of ongoing business operations between May 15th and June 15th, 2020.
- The business has been forced to temporarily close or forced to dramatically limit operations due to the Public Health Orders related to the COVID-19 public health crisis and resulted in lost revenue.
- Businesses with more than one physical location in the City of Lakewood may apply for the program for one location only.
- Corporately-owned national chains may not apply for the program; however, locally owned franchise owners/operators are allowed to apply.

Exclusions:
- Non-profit 501(c)3 organizations, marijuana businesses, residential living facilities, government organizations and political organizations.
- City of Lakewood elected officials, employees, their spouses and immediate families are not eligible to receive these funds.
- Applicants that received a grant in Round 1 are not eligible to receive an additional grant in Round 2.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be completed online starting at 9:00am MDT July 10th, 2020 and submitted on or before 11:59pm MDT July 31st, 2020.

Once an application has been submitted, the applicant will receive a confirmation email of their submission.

Submitting an application is not a guarantee of a grant award. Grant awardees will be notified by e-mail once awards have been made.

Once awarded, grant proceeds will be paid directly to the applicant business within 10 business days of being awarded the grant.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application in English: https://us.openforms.com/Form/cd5eac2b-4f43-44a8-b51b-1ac4c505da50
Online application in Spanish: https://us.openforms.com/Form/544ed2f4-db26-40d8-8279-e83d5a9a6b4e

The program is administered by the City of Lakewood Economic Development Team. Questions regarding the program should be directed to BizRecovery@lakewood.org or 303-987-7730.

City of Lakewood
480 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
Main: 303-987-7000
TTY: 303-987-7057

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado: City of Lakewood

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