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  • NoCo Manufacturing Partnership

    COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Manufacturers

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  • NoCo Music Relief Fund – The Bohemian Foundation

    Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund provides assistance for individuals in the Northern Colorado Music Community who are severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • NoCoSafetySupply.com

    A resource exchange for PPE, cleaning, and safety supplies for businesses and the workplace in response to the increased demand from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Post what you have or what you need to keep northern Colorado employees and workplaces safe.

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  • Northern Colorado COVID-19 Response Fund

    Help support local nonprofit organizations that work with populations disproportionately affected by the consequences of COVID-19 coronavirus.

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  • OnwardCo

    Have you lost your job as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic? Onward Co is a one-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Connect to essential life services, retraining, and job opportunities.

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  • OSHA’s Response to Workplace Safety

    As employers seek to protect their workers from exposure to Coronavirus, either while maintaining operations or in anticipation of resuming operations, what is expected of them by OSHA is one area of concern and uncertainty. OSHA has issued guidance to cover three of the main questions: how should employers protect their employees; do employers have to record cases of COVID-19 on their injury logs; and how will OSHA conduct enforcement related to Coronavirus? OSHA has coordinated its approach with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) with respect to various protective measures. Below are specific details about what OSHA has said on these various topics

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  • Pathways to Jazz Grant Fund

    To apply for the 2020 Pathways To Jazz recording grant, musicians will need to submit a Letter of Intent for consideration. Musicians who have never been funded directly or indirectly by Pathways To Jazz will be considered first. Historically, grants have ranged from $1,000-$5,000; however, funding amounts will not be determined until applications are reviewed. If you are awarded the grant, the expectation is that you will create a physical CD. Anything outside of those parameters can be proposed to Pathways To Jazz by the artist, and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Patreon COVID-19 Grants for Artists

    We’re starting this grant program to benefit select artists who are being impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant recipients will be chosen by a board of fellow creators. Patreon is kicking off the grant by donating $10K, and are accepting contributions from anyone who can help.

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  • Paycheck Protection Program – How to Calculate Maximum Loan Amounts – By Business Type

    Borrowers and lenders may rely on the guidance provided in this document as SBA’s interpretation of the CARES Act and of the Paycheck Protection Program Interim Final Rules. The U.S. government will not challenge lender PPP actions that conform to this guidance1 and to
    the PPP Interim Final Rules and any subsequent rulemaking in effect at the time

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  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

    The CARES Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses that maintain their payroll during this emergency. Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.

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  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) vs. Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

    The following infographics provide a streamlined comparison between the two main small business programs of the CARE Act – PPP vs. EIDL.

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  • Paycheck Protection Program Guide to Forgiveness

    This guide is designed to help borrowers understand the process by which their loan forgiveness amount will be calculated and the overall approach of the loan forgiveness process.

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  • PayPal Working Capital

    PayPal Working Capital is based on your PayPal sales history, so you receive an amount that fits your business. There’s no credit check when you apply, so there’s no effect on your credit score. There’s just one fixed fee determined by: the amount of your loan, the repayment percentage you select, your business’s PayPal sales history. There are no other fees and no periodic interest. You pay back the loan automatically with a percentage of your sales that you choose when you apply. The higher your sales, the faster you repay. On days without sales, you won’t pay a thing, but you need to repay a minimum of 5% or 10% every 90 days to keep your loan in good standing. You can also make manual payments and even pay the loan in full anytime with no early repayment fee.

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  • Pen America Writers’ Emergency Fund

    PEN America is expanding its long-standing Writers’ Emergency Fund as part of our efforts to support the literary community at a time when the health and livelihoods of so many are at risk. We recognize that there are writers who no longer have access to any of the ways in which they have supported themselves, and that this has happened very suddenly and will last for a period none of us can predict. In response, PEN America will distribute grants of $500 to $1,000 based on applications that demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Applicants must be based in the United States, be a professional writer, and be able to demonstrate that this one-time grant will be meaningful in helping them to address an emergency situation.

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  • Pinetop Assistance League for Elder Musicians

    The Pinetop Perkins Foundation announces the The Pinetop Assistance League (PAL). The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide encouragement and support for youth and young people at the beginning of their musical career; and help provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their career. The Pinetop Assistance League (PAL) fulfills the second part of this mission. During this time of heightened need we are limiting our grants to $500.00 paid directly to creditors. Support is designed to help during an artists’ emergency situation.

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  • Pioneers Assistance Fund COVID-19 Emergency Grant

    The Pioneers Assistance Fund has created a one-time COVID-19 Emergency Grant, for individuals who work in exhibition. Our goal is to expand the assistance to a larger group of film industry people in the immediate future, so please check back often if you do not meet the current criteria. We apologize in advance to those who do not currently meet the qualifications. We are working with the exhibition community to coordinate resources and respond to people who have both immediate and prolonged needs. This is the time for the industry to pull together and take care of those who have made working in the motion picture industry their life’s work. Our goal is to help as many individuals as possible get through this difficult time. We ask that if you have the resources, please wait to apply. These are unprecedented times and we all must steward our resources very carefully.

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  • Pivoting Your Business in a Crisis

    Learn new tools for pivoting – or swiftly re-imagining – your future business plans and practices during a crisis

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  • Poudre River Public Library Business & Nonprofit Center

    If you would like to set up a one-on-one appointment with a business, nonprofit or jobs and career librarian, please fill out the form: https://read.poudrelibraries.org/contact/business/

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  • PPE and Supplies Marketplace

    Purchase PPE and other supplies at cost for your business, nonprofit, or healthcare institution.

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  • PPP Bank Locator

    Searchable map of Payroll Protection Plan eligible lenders. Can search by map, zip code, etc.

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  • PPP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, intends to provide timely additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established by section 1102 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act). This document will be updated on a regular basis.

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  • PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

    The form and instructions include several measures to reduce compliance burdens and simplify the process for borrowers.

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  • PPP Loan Forgiveness Estimator Tool (XLS)

    The calculations performed by this spreadsheet are intended to be used as a planning tool to estimate potential PPP Loan Forgiveness amounts and subsequent debt payment obligations under different scenarios.

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  • Preventative Manufacturing Measures: Part 1

    Checklist with suggestions on everything from facility-wide communication to changing time clock procedures to minimize contact.

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  • Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund

    We understand there are many in need and hopefully we will receive enough to help everyone, but this means we most likely be unable to provide the full amount you request. The amount we can provide is based off how much we receive. We will do the best we can to help everyone. At this time, we are able to give the minimum of $100 and a maximum of $500.

    This fund is for queer writers of color only, not organizations or nonprofits, who are in need of financial assistance right now.

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  • Quickbooks Capital Loan

    Loan amounts from $5,000 to $100,000 with terms up to 12 months. Applying won’t affect your credit score. No origination fees, no prepayment penalties, no hidden charges.

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  • Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

    New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new emergency grant program called Rauschenberg Emergency Grants. This marks the first phase of a program that will be in the tradition of Change, Inc., a non-profit foundation established in 1970 by Robert Rauschenberg to assist professional artists of all disciplines in need of emergency medical aid. The program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies.

    The grants are available to visual and media artists and choreographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories. Please note: Rauschenberg Emergency Grants are not for lost wages. Visit NYFA’s Emergency Grants page: https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Emergency%20Grants for a regularly-updated list of emergency resources.

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  • RCAC Small Business Loans

    RCAC’s Small Business Loan Program assists businesses to retain or create jobs and thus improve the economic condition of rural communities. This program offers short-term loans (up to $250k) for working capital and lines of credit as well as long-term loans for real estate and equipment. Most small businesses rely on lenders to provide the capital they need for acquisitions, capital improvements, business expansions and to bridge cash flow gaps. Without loans, many small business owners would be unable to realize their dreams of running their own business or expanding their operations. RCAC’s business loans are tailored to the needs of the particular business with flexible terms and requirements.

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  • Recovery Readiness: A How to Guide for Reopening Your Workplace

    This comprehensive guide was compiled with input from Cushman & Wakefield’s 53,000 strong real estate professional staff who serve a range of property owners and occupiers, including organizations like yours. While not every suggestion or protocol may apply to your situation, this guide will help broaden and deepen your thinking on this important topic.

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  • Reopening Responsibly

    The Fort Collins and Loveland Chambers hosted a member call to discuss how businesses can reopen responsibly on Wednesday, May 27.

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  • Restaurant and Recreation Q and A Call with Larimer County Public Health on June 4

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  • Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation Zero Interest Loans for Restaurants

    The RWCF is in the process of working with our legal advisors to develop this area of work. In the coming weeks, we will produce a draft set of criteria for small businesses that can be applied fairly, and which align with our mission of supporting hospitality industry leaders committed to creating better working conditions across our four program areas: wage fairness and career ladders, gender equity and sexual violence, racial justice and support for the immigrant community, mental health and substance abuse. As we develop criteria, we will explore whether or not we can or should publicly name the businesses supported through the program, but at the very least, we will report on number of loans made and other relevant data. The Restaurant Workers’ COVID19 Crisis Relief Fund is currently open.

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  • Returning to Work: Employer Guidance

    Many of your workers may have been laid off or had their hours reduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are likely job attached to your business and are expected to be able and available to return to work when suitable work is offered.

    The Safer at Home Executive Order D 2020 044 addresses worker rights and protections when returning to work, especially for vulnerable populations. Our FAQ addressed common questions from workers.

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  • Rockies Venture Club Pitch Application

    The fund is a co-investment fund, so the investment committee of the fund engages once RVC investors have put together a syndicate. Just going through the normal RVC angel syndicate process gets you into the queue for the Rockies Venture Fund. The RVF only invests in deals already led by angels, but invests at its discretion.

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  • Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute Business Builder Loan Program

    Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute understands that successful entrepreneurs need capital to launch and grow their business. Our Business Builder Loan Program exists to provide microloans to RMMFI entrepreneurs in need of financing. We offer 4 types of loans, which build off each other as entrepreneurs move through our programs and grow their businesses. Higher amounts are available upon successful repayment of the initial loan and with a demonstrated need for the increased amount. Seed Loan (for feasibility testing): $500, Launch Loan: $2,500, Thrive Loan: $5,000, Growth Loan: $75,000. Business Builder Loans carry an interest rate between 8% and 12% and have repayment terms of 6-24 months.

    Entrepreneurs who make at/below the following income levels by household size: 1 person: $52,000; 2 people: $59,400; 3 people: $66,850; 4 people: $74,250; 5 people: $80,200; 6 people: $86,150; 7 people: $92,100; 8 people: $98,050. RMMFI cannot support any business that cannot be defined as a microenterprise (a business entity with 5 or fewer employees requiring immediate capital needs of $15,000 or less) or that falls into any of the below categories: marijuana and marijuana-related businesses, tobacco shops, liquor stores, or related businesses, pawn shops, pornography, businesses deemed to be predatory or detrimental to the community, non-profits.

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  • Royalty Exchange 90-Day Discount for Coronavirus Relief

    To provide a degree of immediate relief, Royalty Exchange will lower our standard commission from 15% to 10% for any artist selling royalties through auctions for the next 90 days, starting April 1. This offer applies to auctions and Instant Offers only. Secondary Market transactions are not included.

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  • Safer at Home Public Health Orders and Guidance – Best Practices for all businesses, essential and non-essential

    Best Practices for all businesses, essential and non-essential

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  • Salesforce Small Business Grants – West

    As part of Salesforce’s commitment to small businesses and giving back to the community, Salesforce is partnering with Ureeka to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant to help them through the COVID-19 outbreak. Salesforce has partnered with Ureeka as the grant application, judging and community partner. Ureeka will provide businesses with grant application support, ongoing resources, and counsel.

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  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

    Administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) – Colorado small businesses may seek up to $15K of working capital loans that can provide economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue during COVID-19. Also, eligible to apply for a loan advance of up to $10,000 for immediate cash. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and the loan advance will not have to be repaid if used to specified purposes.

    While the SBA is not able to accept applications for the EIDL program (including EIDL Advances) based on available appropriations fudning, businesses can do the following to prepare:

    – If they were already in the queue, check in to make sure all paperwork is correct and in place
    – If your EIDL application was already submitted, check the status of your application by contacting SBA at 1-800-659-2955 or disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.
    – If they had not started working with the SBA yet, remain in contact with the SBA, so they can be ready if Congress appropriates additional funding
    – Set up a bank account if you do not have one, this will be necessary to flow relief funds
    – Prepare your paperwork for the application
    – Create a plan for complying with the rules of the program to guarantee that the loan amount will be forgivable
    – Reach out to your accountant for guidance and support

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  • SBA Funding

    Small Business Relief

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  • Schedulicity Grant

    Starting April 1, Schedulicity is giving away a $500 grant every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to any service-based business.

    Service-based business. Must have or sign up for a free Schedulicity account to qualify. All subscription fees waived until July 1, 2020.

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  • Shared Capital Cooperative COVID-19 Emergency Loan for Cooperatives

    Amount: Up to $50,000 per cooperative; cumulative outstanding loans to any one borrower shall not exceed 5% of Shared Capital assets without approval of the Board of Directors. Rate: 5.0% Term: up to 36 months Disbursement: up to 60-day draw period Payment Structure (1) 6 months no payments, during which time interest accrues but is not owed; 2) up to 6 months interest-only, during which time principal payments may begin, contingent on the cooperative returning to pre-crisis revenue levels for 3 consecutive months; 3) amortization of remaining balance for up to 24 months. Current Shared Capital membership is not required)

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  • Sistahbiz Unstoppable Stimulus Package & COVID-19 Emergency Fund

    The Unstoppable Stimulus Package is a suite of services, resources and supports for our community of Black women entrepreneurs. As part of the package, we’re raising funds for our first round of emergency grants to businesses experiencing cash flow issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to be a source of low-barrier-to-entry capital access for Black women entrepreneurs in the Sistahbiz community. We respect your hustle and know your struggle. You’re running home school, managing strict sanitation practices, setting up a virtual work environment and watching COVID come for our global economy. COVID-19 Emergency Fund awarding mini grants of up to $2,500.

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  • Small Business Administration Bridge Loans

    Allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork and a faster timeline.

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  • Small Business Aggressive Marketing Package

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  • Small Business Debt Relief Program

    The SBA will also pay the principal and interest of new 7(a) loans issued prior to September 27, 2020. The SBA will also pay the principal and interest of new 7(a) loans issued prior to September 27, 2020.

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  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

    Business Information

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  • Social & Advisory Group for Entrepreneurs (SAGE)

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  • Social Distancing Calculator

    This calculator is provided to assist you in planning social distancing for your employees and customers. However, the results given by this calculator do not relieve you of your obligation to follow all applicable Public Health Orders as they apply to your space. The configuration of any given space (aisles, racks, etc.) may result in a lower actual capacity limit. It is up to each business to ensure compliance with all portions of current orders.

    In order to maintain at least 6 feet of separation from each other when taking into account the unpredictable dynamics of each person’s movement, this calculator uses a 12-foot grid distribution.

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  • Sony Creative Funding

    Independent developers are vital to the heart and soul of the gaming community and we understand the hardships and financial struggles that many smaller gaming studios are facing. With that, SIE has developed a fund to support them during this time. We have earmarked $10 million to support our independent development partners.

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