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  • Existing SBA Loan

    Small Business Support

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  • Expanded Outdoor Dining Areas During COVID-19 Recovery

    Message to all Downtown Fort Collins businesses on Expanded Outdoor Dining Areas During COVID-19 Recovery
    from long-time leaders of the downtown restaurant and retail establishments, the DDA, DBA and City of Fort Collins:

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  • Facebook Small Business Grants Program

    Offering $100M in grants. Announced – Grants for small businesses in “countries where Facebook operates” website has “sign up for updates”

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  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

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  • FAQs: Employee Exemptions and Required Employer Accommodations

    Employees and employers need to know about employee exemptions and required employer accommodations (particularly for employees with health concerns or family responsibilities) that have been mandated through state executive orders and federal legislation

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  • FC Lean

    FC Lean is extending their services to the community at no cost. Their “Process Builder” product can assist with an
    organization or business’ response to COVID-19 and its impact on work environments and procedures

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  • For Fort Collins

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  • Forest Business Loan Fund

    The Forest Business Loan Fund (FBLF), established by Colorado House Bill 09-1199 (HB-1199), provides lending capital to businesses that “harvest, remove, use, and market beetle-killed and other timber taken from private, federal, state, county, or municipal forestlands as part of wildfire risk reduction or fuels mitigation treatment.”

    The purpose of the FBLF is to help retain forest-based businesses, maintain and/or increase local jobs, and contribute to the stability of local economies.

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  • Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce

    Posting State and County business resources.

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  • Fort Collins COVID-19 Business Newsletter

    In an effort to provide you with the most up-to-date information, the City of Fort Collins Economic Health Office will be sending a weekly update every Friday. To receive the weekly newsletter, please visit fcgov.com/business and subscribe to ‘COVID-19 Business Update’ on the green box on the right side of the webpage.

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  • Fort Collins Economic Health Office

    Hub of Business and Financial resources

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  • Fort Collins Emergency Preparedness & Security

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  • Fort Collins Face Covering Order

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  • Fort Collins Sales Tax Late Fee Waiver

    Deferment of Sales Tax Payments. Waiver of fees on late payments of sales tax; criteria apply. Please reach the Sales Tax Department to be included.

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  • Fort Collins Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund

    The first portion of the Fort Collins Small Business Relief and Recovery Loan Fund is closed at this time. We are actively working to expand this program and will share regular updates when new loan tranches and other types of financial support become available via our nonprofit community lending partners.

    If you’re interested in applying once new funds are available, please email business@fcgov.com, with “Fort Collins Small Business Relief & Recovery Loan” in the subject line. This email address can also be used for any other business-related questions.

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  • Fort Collins Utilities

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  • Foundation of Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund

    In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. For as long as our Board of Directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, the Foundation will disburse one-time $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.

    Artists making work of a contemporary, experimental nature. Artists who can demonstrate that they have had an engagement canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must be individual artists, or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. (Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply.). Must be living in the United States or U.S. territories and have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other).

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  • Free De-Escalation Training for Businesses Operating During COVID-19

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  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on PPP Loan Forgiveness

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  • Funding Circle Small Business SBA 7(a) Loans

    We know how diverse small businesses can be and we will help build a unique loan solution around your needs. We work with Preferred SBA Lenders offering in– house approvals and accelerated processing give you fast answers and even faster closings. SBA 7(a) Loan

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  • Getting Started in E-Commerce Webinar

    Free webinar to take your business online.

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  • Gobernador Jared Polis – Página de Facebook en español

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  • Greeley Area Business Recovery Fund

    A short term grant program to assist local businesses hardest hit during the current crisis and offer immediate relief.

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  • Greeley Community Development Fund

    The Greeley Community Development Fund assists with the financial needs of companies expanding in or locating to the City of Greeley. The Weld/Larimer Revolving Loan Fund, the City of Greeley, commercial banks in Greeley and the Hispanic Loan Program have joined together to provide the initial funding for this loan program. Short-term financing or loan guarantee for up to 45% of total project costs. Remaining project costs to be funded through banks, private investors or other loan programs. Minimum loan amount – $20,000. Maximum loan amount – $125,000. Maximum loan term – 5 years. Interest rates – negotiable based on the national prime rate. Use of Funds: business purchase, acquisition, improvement or expansion of borrower-occupied real estate, purchase of equipment, furniture, fixtures and machinery, working capital and inventory, re-financing of existing debt in some cases

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  • Greenline Ventures Emergency Microloan Program

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we established the Greenline Emergency Microloan Program (the “Program”) to provide much-needed funds to minority, women, or veteran-owned small businesses throughout Colorado that have been adversely impacted. Program Loans can be used in addition to the Paycheck Protection Program loans offered through the SBA. The goal of the Program is to enable disadvantaged small businesses to continue operations and retain/support employees through this challenging period of economic trouble and uncertainty. The Program will be administered by Greenline Community Development Fund LLC, an affiliate of Greenline that has been certified as a community development financial institution (CDFI) by the U.S. Treasury Department. Loan Amount: Loans are available for $5,000 up to $25,000. Interest / Amortization: No interest and principal payments for the first six months, followed by 54 months of principal and interest payments utilizing a 2.00% interest rate and level amortization. Maturity: 60 months / 5 years. Fees: There are no fees whatsoever (application, origination, exit) or prepayment penalties.

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  • Guidance for Building Water Systems

    Are you reopening a building after it was closed or infrequently accessed during the Stay-at-Home Order? Remember to flush the water lines using cold water. Stagnant water in pipes can grow harmful bacteria. The CDC has guidance for ensuring water quality before reopening a business. Still Have Questions? Your water utility should be able to provide more information.

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  • Guidance Memo: XML File Submission Process for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

    Updated Guidance for lenders that have a large number of SBA-ready PPP loan applications

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  • Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness

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  • Guide to the Main Street Lending Program

    As a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Federal Reserve has created the Main Street Lending Program to provide a total of $600 billion in financing for small and medium-sized businesses.

    While the program’s start date has yet to be announced, here’s what you need to know to check eligibility and get ready to apply.

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  • HelloAlice COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant

    Hello Alice is offering $10,000 grants being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by coronavirus, as part of our broader mission to ensure Business for All. In addition to funding, grant recipients will receive ongoing support from the Hello Alice community.

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  • Highline Electric Association Revolving Loan Fund Program

    Through the creation of a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF), Highline Electric is seeking to improve the quality of life in rural areas by helping to leverage projects that create and retain job opportunities for rural residents; that provide technical assistance, education, or medical care to rural businesses or rural residents; that further the use of advanced telecommunications services and computer networks for medical, educational, and job training services; and that upgrade the public infrastructure to improve the economic potential of rural areas and the health, safety, and medical care of rural residents. The minimum loan size from the RLF is $5,000; the maximum loan size is restricted to $240,000 or available funds in the RLF at the time of application.

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  • How to Manage Your Restaurant During the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Provides advice on:
    – How to Create an Online Ordering Menu with Food that Travels Well
    – How to increase Off-Premise Sales for Your Restaurant
    – How to Find Room in the Budget for Employee Benefits
    – How to Help Your Staff Learn New Restaurant Skills
    – 5 Ways to Convert Restaurant Searches into New Business
    – Restaurant Marketing & Social Media Plan
    – And much more

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  • Independent Contractor’s Guide to CARES Act Relief

    If you are an independent contractor or are self-employed and don’t have any employees, here’s what you need to know about each program.

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  • Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America

    Understand losses of business income and the insurance implications. Help answer your worker compenstation questions. Ensure your tech is ready for a pandemic.

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  • Innosphere Ventures Incubator Program

    The Innosphere Ventures program focuses on ensuring companies are investor-ready, connecting entrepreneurs with experienced advisors, making introductions to corporate partners, exit planning, accelerating top line revenue growth, and so much more! While the Innosphere Ventures incubator program does not take equity in companies, the Innosphere Fund evaluates all companies to be considered for seed stage investments of up to $150,000 at the beginning of the company’s Innosphere engagement.

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  • Internal Revenue Service

    Federal Tax deadline was 4/15 and is now 7/15

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  • James Beard Foundation

    Micro grants for Food/Beverage services

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  • Jazz Road Tours Grants

    Designed for emerging and mid-career artists, Jazz Road Tours supports small, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre. This artist-centric grant program—designed to support approximately 50 tours each year—is made possible with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Grant amounts generally range from $5,000 to $15,000. Note: Grant funds are taxable. Grantees must comply with all applicable city, state, and federal laws when reporting grant income.

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  • Kabbage Gift Certificates to Support Small Businesses

    With the current impacts to our economy, we want to make sure there are ways to help local entrepreneurs. Through Kabbage Payments™, any business can sign up to sell gift certificates online, and anyone can purchase them to support participating small businesses. Once registered, businesses can send a custom link to their customers.

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  • Keep NoCo Open

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  • Kinkade Family Foundation Emergency Grant for Curators

    The Kinkade Family Foundation is proud to administer a new Emergency Grant for curators who are developing projects that promote artwork of contemporary and experimental nature. The Emergency Grant provides funding for a curatorial project that sheds light on the world during this time of darkness. Priority will be given to curators who have a venue secured for their project and are greatly impacted by the challenges we are facing due to COVID-19. The program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Applicants must be living in the United States or U.S. territories and have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other). Applicants must have committed performance or exhibition opportunities and be able to provide a specific time window at the time of application. Applicants must be a curator or art historian with a track record of producing scholarly curatorial projects. Artists are not eligible to apply.

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  • Kiva and Colorado Lending Source

    We want to make access to affordable capital as simple and impactful as possible during these challenging times. Partnering with Kiva means we are able to extend 0% interest loans without fees for small business and entrepreneurs, up to $15,000! The process is simple and transparent, and our Capital Access Manager, Rachael Sall, is here to help!

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  • Larimer Child Care Connect

    The Early Childhood Council of Larimer County is proud to announce the release of a new, free tool for families to find and access child care in our community. Larimer Child Care Connect portal allows parents to search for care options near their home, work or commute, and shows provider availability in real time.

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  • Larimer Child Care Connect (En Español)

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  • Larimer County Assessor’s Office

    The Larimer County Assessor’s Office today is extending the deadline to file 2020 Business Personal Property Declarations from April 15 to June 15, 2020.

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  • Larimer County Commissioners

    Waiver late fees for property tax payments. Property Tax Payments that were due 3/2/20 but not paid will have late fees waived until 4/20/20. Payment due dates have not changed.

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  • Larimer County Department of Health & Environment

    Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued an executive order, further documented and detailed in an order by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) (updated March 26,2020) (Spanish version), which requires that all individuals in Colorado must stay at home whenever possible, identifies Necessary Activities for which individuals may leave their residences and travel, and sets out “social distancing requirements”. The CDPHE Order went into effect at 6:00 am on March 26, 2020 and is effective through April 26, 2020. That Order expressly provides that more restrictive provisions of orders issued by local authorities also apply. The Larimer County Public Health Director has issued a Stay-at-Home order for the County, which took effect at 5:00 pm on March 26, 2020, and continues until April 26, 2020. These orders may be amended, extended or discontinued at any time, so ongoing attention to the status of these restrictions and requirements is advised.

    Each order allows exemptions for “essential” or “critical” businesses that can continue operating with social distancing practices in place. For assistance with the interpretation of these exemptions, please reach out to the following:

    The Larimer County EOC is answering questions and providing guidance on the orders. Businesses can reach them at 970-498-5500, text 970-999-1770.

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  • Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development Department

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  • Larimer County Issues Face Covering Order for Entering Businesses

    Larimer County Public Health has issued a public health order requiring face coverings for employees and customers to enter businesses in Larimer County.

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  • Larimer County Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

    Business Information & COVID 19 resources. Can also provide free, trusted assistance to submit the applications of the CARES Act program. Free 1×1 counseling and low-cost educational workshops.

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