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Small Business Relief Fund Grant

Grants to Colorado Small Businesses in Eligible Locations
to Mitigate the Financial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

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Arapahoe County Government

Deadline Date:

04/16/21 5:00 PM


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Grants to Colorado small businesses in eligible locations to mitigate the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended for applicants that can demonstrate a 25% loss in income. Priority will be given to businesses most severely impacted by the crisis. Applicants must currently be operating within Arapahoe County (including one of the 13 municipalities).

Past due rent payments dating back to March 1, 2020 will be considered.

Approved businesses will have direct payments made to Owner/Landlord. Extraordinary circumstances will be considered for those businesses that used personal savings/assets to pay rent/mortgage (i.e. selling personal life insurance policy, acquiring loans from 401K, 2nd mortgage on personal property, etc.).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194110

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant up to $100,000; if emergency funding has already been received, eligible grant funds may be reduced by that amount.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements
- Employer of up to 500 employees with a physical address in Arapahoe County.
- For-profit business that have lost at least 25% of its income due to COVID-19 pandemic.
- Evidence that business has been in operation in Arapahoe County from December 30, 2019 or prior.
- The business has been forced to temporarily close or forced to dramatically limit operations due to the Public Health Orders related to COVID-19.
- Valid business license and in good standing with issuing agency.
- Certificate of good standing evidenced back to December 30, 2019 or prior.
- Active MyUI account with Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
- Business representative must show lawful presence (i.e. valid government issued ID).

Please note, the following business types are not eligible for this assistance:
- Home-based/home-occupations
- National corporations (individually owned and operated businesses will be allowed to apply)
- Businesses deriving more than one-third of gross annual revenue from legal gambling activities
- Businesses engaged in any illegal activity
- Marijuana (medical and recreational)
- Businesses offering adult services or products
- Non-profit organizations
- Businesses that have received grant funding that addressed 100% of losses due to the pandemic

Funds may not be used for any expense other than commercial rent/mortgage costs or for payment of debt in excess of a minimum payment in an underlying debt instrument.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is April 16, 2021 at 5 p.m. (or sooner if funds are exhausted).

All applications must be complete and correct when submitted. Due to the time constraints placed on this program, the County will not be responsible for following up on any inaccuracies or missing information from application. Please read through all requirements thoroughly before submitting an application.

Contact Information:

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

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If you have questions about this grant or application process please contact:
Phone: 303-636-1359

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado: Arapahoe County (including one of the 13 municipalities)

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