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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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • Larimer County Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

    A new $5 million Larimer County Small Business Recovery Loan Fund will soon be available for impacted small businesses. Round 1 will include $2 million in lending capital seeded through a partnership made possible by Bohemian Foundation, the City of Fort Collins and Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce. Round 2 will follow shortly with the remaining $3 million in lending capital to be raised through regional collaboration with local foundations, banks, municipalities, private businesses and individuals.

    The program is initially being implemented by the City of Fort Collins, The Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce and Bohemian foundation for the benefit of the county. Additional partners are being actively recruited to aid in supporting this program.

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  • Larimer County Treasurer

    Larimer County Treasurer’s Office updated the temporary property tax interest waiver for the first-half payments which may now be made by April 30, 2020.
    The second-half payment deadline remains June 15, 2020.
    The full payment deadline remains on April 30, 2020.
    Treasurer Josey encourages those who are able to pay their property taxes timely please do so.

    April 22: Personal Property Tax Payment Plan an Option for Business Owners

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  • Larrosa Music Group Programa Especial de Financiación

    Programa de Financiación Especial para afectados por el COVID-19 en la industria de la música. Sabemos que esta crisis global ha afectado a la industria repentinamente y entendemos que las finanzas de muchas compañías, productoras y sobre todo artistas, y músicos, se ha visto afectada a partir de la cancelación de conciertos, grabaciones, lanzamientos y demás eventos relacionados con la actividad. Si este es tu caso, hemos diseñado un Programa Especial de Financiación para que no se afecte tu liquidez y puedas seguir operando hasta que todo esto pase. El término máximo de financiación es de 1 año y un máximo de 20.000 USD. Bonificación del 50% en el costo único de la operación: en lugar del 15/20% , quedará entre 7.5/10%

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  • LEAF Loans for Cooperatives

    Submit an initial inquiry using the on the site. We will review your application and determine whether you would be a candidate for our lending services. If you pass an initial screen, a member of our lending team will be in touch to schedule a call, where we will ask additional questions about financial goals, social mission, uses of funds, credit, equity, and collateral. If LEAF determines your business is not ready to apply at this time, we will work with promising candidates to help strengthen your application.

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  • Lending Club Small Business Loan

    LendingClub is America’s largest online credit marketplace with over $44 billion in funds issued. For small business loans, we’ve partnered with some of the most responsible lenders in the country to provide you with great options. Repayment Term: 6 months – 5 years. Fixed interest rate. Origination Fee: 3.49% – 7.99%. Early Pay Off: $0.

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  • Ley CARES Act para empresas

    CARES Act video in Spanish by the Poudre River Public Library Business & Nonprofit Center.

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  • Loveland Business Development Center

    Business resources- SBA disaster loans and other financing information, disaster business education, and much more.

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  • Loveland Chamber of Commerce

    Posting State and County business resources.

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  • Loveland Downtown District Commercial Rent Assistance Program

    The Downtown Development Authority (DDA), through partnership with the Loveland Downtown Partnership (LDP) has created a $150,000 fund to provide commercial rent assistance to downtown businesses affected by mandated closures due to COVID-19. The program is expected to go before City Council as soon as May 5, with funds disbursed by the end of May.

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  • MainVest

    Zero-interest $2k Loan

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  • Managing a Layoff

    This 30 minute virtual session will provide you information and resources about what to do after you have been laid off from work.

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  • Manufacturer’s EDGE Colorado

    COVID-19 updates and resources for manufacturers in Colorado.

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  • MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

    The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Music industry professionals may apply for basic living assistance (rent or mortgage). Initial grant requests can be made up to $1000 to compensate for cancelled work that was scheduled and lost. Should we receive additional funding, we will evaluate the grant amounts available. *Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed and requests will be processed in the order in which received. It could take up to three weeks to process a completed application.

    Requirements & Qualifications include: a completed MusiCares application. Proof of cancellations and bookings. A biography, resume, or discography.

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  • National Association for the Self-Employed Growth Grants

    You could receive up to $4,000 for your small business through the NASE Growth Grants program. Since 2006, the NASE has awarded nearly $1,000,000 to members just like you through the Growth Grants® program by providing small business grants. Grants can be used for marketing, advertising, hiring employees, expanding facilities and other specific business needs.

    Self-employed. Member of NASE in good standing for 3-months prior to submitting an application. (Annual members may apply immediately. Monthly members may apply ninety days after joining the NASE.) Demonstrate a business need that could be fulfilled by the grant. Provide a detailed explanation of how you will use the grant proceeds. Show how the grant will improve your business growth and success. Offer supporting documentation such as a résumé and business plan.

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  • National Restaurant Association

    Coronavirus Information and Resources

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  • New Belgium Coworker Assistance Fund

    Small grants for impacted restaurants and bar employees

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  • New Media Ventures 2020 Expanded Open Call

    New Media Ventures funds for-profits and nonprofits. We’re looking for scalable solutions from diverse, mission-driven teams that are working to advance progressive change in the context of COVID-19. We’ll consider supporting: existing portfolio members that are uniquely positioned to fill critical gaps arising in this context, early stage ventures working to build and scale solutions in this context, new programs and / or collaborations of larger organizations that are positioned to develop new tech tools or other cutting edge approaches that could be transformative for the progressive movement. NMV funding is often best suited for early-stage startups (pre-seed/seed stage) or projects for which $25K to $250K can make a meaningful difference. Our mission is to support entrepreneurs and activists wrestling with the biggest challenges facing our democracy. For this Open Call, we have a preference for work that is especially positioned to build power in this COVID-19 context now and in the long term. Ultimately, we hope to find the best technology and media innovations and love to be surprised by things we haven’t seen or considered before. You should look at and our most recent to get a sense of the breadth of organizations we support.

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  • NextFifty Initiative: COVID-19 Response Fund

    The COVID-19 Response Fund will offer general operating support for Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofits whose work primarily benefits older adults (those 50+) and any 501(c)(3) organization who has previously received funding from NextFifty Initiative in any state. The COVID-19 Response Fund is intended for one-time, immediate general operating support that does not exceed 17% of the organization’s operating budget for a maximum of $25,000

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  • NoCo Gigging Musician’s Guild

    The NoCo Gigging Musician’s Guild is a group of musicians for musicians by musicians. We get together for the sake of solidarity, community, and conversation. All are welcome!

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