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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program

    Our Emergency Relief Program provides emergency funding to those employed by or own restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier that are faced unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance. We stand with those in our community and are committed to “taking care of our own”.

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  • Square Capital Loan Program

    Eligible Square sellers can get access to business loans from $500–$250,000. Log in to your Dashboard to see if your business has a loan offer. Application only takes a few clicks and there are no long forms to fill out or long waiting periods. All loans are subject to credit approval. Applying won’t affect your credit score. If approved, your business loan is deposited in your bank account as soon as the next business day so you can put your money to work fast. Pay off your loan with convenient automatic deductions from your Square daily card sales so you never have to think about it. We just ask that it’s paid back in 18 months and that you hit your minimum every 60 days.

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  • Stay Open for Business Toolkit

    Offers a ‘Know Your Finances’ checklist that may help secure your business’ financial well-being.

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  • Support & Save Old Town Fort Collins

    Downtown Business Association business members can offer ‘support & save vouchers.’

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  • Tech Skills Scholarship

    For those currently struggling with unemployment or recent job loss, Digital Workshop Center is announcing a $100,000 scholarship for tech skills education. Scholarships are awarded for certification programs on a need basis, from 25% to 100% tuition.

    All classes are available online. Always with a live instructor. Some restrictions may apply

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  • Temporary Paid Leave and Family Medical Leave Guide

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act created new temporary paid sick leave and paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) programs that are 100% reimbursable by the federal government. The effective date of both programs is April 1 and they expire on December 31, 2020.

    Both programs are in addition to any leave you already offer.

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  • Testing for COVID-19

    UCHealth provides two types of COVID-19 tests: a nasal swab (PCR) test, which detects the presence of the COVID-19 virus in the nasal passages, and a blood test which looks for COVID-19 antibodies. The nasal swab test is recommended only for those currently experiencing symptoms.

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  • The 6 Feet Office

    In this video Cushman & Wakefield present a vision of what the socially distant office environment could look like. It is compelling and thought provoking.

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  • The Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance

    To help our community during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with other entertainment industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those in immediate financial need. Funds are available to union and non-union workers in entertainment and the performing arts. Remember, you may be eligible for more than one fund.

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  • The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

    Provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

    An artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking.

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  • The Bell Policy Center

    Through this central hub for credible information we will provide ideas, analysis, and resources relevant to the immediate and future responses Colorado can undertake to respond to our changing environment.

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  • The Bohemian Foundation Muse Grant

    Muse is a music-specific responsive, competitive grant program offered by Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs.

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  • The Center for Family Outreach New Family Intervention Program

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  • The Colorado Arts Relief Program

    Arts and culture are a vital component of Colorado’s economic and cultural vitality, playing an important role in community resiliency and recovery. The COVID-19 Relief program for arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members and organizations (Colorado Arts Relief program) is a funding initiative passed by the State of Colorado Legislature, Senate Bill 20B-001. This initiative directs up to $7.5 million for relief payments to eligible artists, crew members and organizations. Funding through this bill will be distributed through two separate grant applications: 1) Colorado Arts Relief—Business and Organization and, 2) Colorado Arts Relief—Individuals. The programs are administered by Colorado Creative Industries.

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  • The Future of Workplace

    Through our proprietary Experience per Square FootTM (XSF) tool, Cushman & Wakefield has captured more than 2.5 million data points from workers all over the globe in the pre-COVID-19 era and a further 1.7 million data points from more than 40,000 respondents in the current work from home environment.

    Our workplace specialists analyzed this data to give you an inside look into how employees are coping right now – identifying their key successes and critical challenges. With this data, Cushman & Wakefield has developed a report that provides insight into the future workplace.

    Are you prepared to return to the workplace post-COVID-19?

    Other ways we can help you:

    Space planning and modification for social distancing
    Workplace signage (welcome back, wayfinding, floor and wall decals, etc.)
    Procurement of general and critical supplies
    Sourcing of cleaning and disinfecting supplies and services
    Change management consulting surrounding the return to the workplace…and much more.

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  • The Institute for Entrepreneurship at CSU

    Hosting free, online programming for any community member.

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  • The Safe Six: Workplace Readiness Essentials

    A set of operational guiding principles to help you navigate the migration back to the office.

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  • The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

    Offers workshops, virtual mentoring sessions, advice on the CARES Act.

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  • The Women’s Business Center

    Small business resources related to COVID-19, offers webinars and advice on the CARES Act – many resources are translated in Spanish.

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  • Town of Berthoud – Local Business Relief Program

    In order to provide financial assistance to local businesses that collect sales taxes, the Town has created a Local Business Relief Fund. This fund will deliver money directly to businesses via a partial rebate of sales taxes that were remitted to the Town of Berthoud for taxes collected in December 2019, January 2020, and February 2020.

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  • Town of Berthoud Economic Development

    Economic Development Info

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  • Town of Estes Park Face Coverings Ordinance

    Face coverings required in all Estes Park businesses, and when outdoors downtown

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  • Town of Johnstown Small Business Micro Grant Program

    Applications will no longer be considered for the first round of the Micro Grant Program. Those who have incomplete applications submitted for the first round are encouraged to now apply for Round 2.

    Purpose: The Second Small Business Micro Grant Program (Round 2) is designed to help small businesses in the Town of Johnstown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    What you need to know: To help support the small businesses, the Town appropriated additional funding for Round 2 of the Johnstown Small Business Micro Grant Program to provide grants to help small businesses immediately offset some of the economic impacts arising from the pandemic. Micro grants up to $15,000 will be available for small businesses in the Town.

    How to apply: Please complete the online application below and email any requested supporting materials to microgrants@townofjohnstown.com.

    Review Process: The Town will review applications submitted and funding will be received on a first-come, first-served basis. Grants will be awarded in the sole discretion of the Town based on the submission of the required documentation, the responses provided in the application and any other factors the Town deems to be relevant. The Town may, but is not required to, provide a reason for the denial of an application or for the determination of the amount of the grant award. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of a grant award and the Town may terminate the Program at any time, for any reason, or when available funds are depleted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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  • Town of Severance

    COVID-19 Information and support for the Town of Severance

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  • Town of Wellington Economic Development

    Economic Development Info

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  • Town of Windsor

    Emergency Business Assistance

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  • U.S. Bank Business Platinum Card

    We’re offering a 0% intro APR9 on purchases and balance transfers for 20 billing cycles. After that, we’ll apply a variable rate (currently 9.99% to 17.99%).

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  • U.S. Bank Cash Flow Manager

    Temporary reduction in on new secured and unsecured on-demand lines of credit from $10,000 to $250,000. Your business may qualify for rates 1% lower than normal.

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  • U.S. Bank Personal Loan

    Temporariy reduction of the APR on new U.S. Bank Personal Loans to 2.99%. Borrow from $1,000 to $4,999 for terms up to 48 months.

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  • U.S. Bank Quick Loan

    Quick Loans are traditional fixed rate loans up to $250,000 and can be used for general working capital, equipment or purchasing new and used vehicles. They offer a simplified application process and faster decisions than traditional bank loans (term loans). Quick Loans come with competitive interest rates and are paid back in fixed monthly payments.

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  • U.S. Bank Simple Loan

    Temporary reduction of pricing on new U.S. Bank Simple Loans from $12 (auto pay) and $15 (manual pay) to $6 per $100 borrowed. Borrow between $100 and $1,000 with no hidden fees.

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  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Coronavirus response and resources on business response, webinars & events, workforce, small business, and much more.

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  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Backgrounder on Health Coverage

    What other health coverage options are available for workers who lose coverage because of job loss, hour reductions, or lay-offs?

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  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Backgrounder on Unemployment Insurance Under the CARES Act

    With millions of businesses forced to close or make staffing changes amid the coronavirus pandemic, many individuals have lost or are at risk of losing access to employer-sponsored health coverage.

    What other health coverage options are available for workers who lose coverage because of job loss, hour reductions, or lay-offs?

    There are several health coverage alternatives that furloughed or former employees and their families may consider.

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  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Reopening Playbook

    A guide to helping businesses of all types and in all regions navigate the complex process of reopening and evolving post-coronavirus pandemic.

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  • U.S. Department of Labor

    Families First Act Information – employers required to provide paid leave under the act will receive certain refundable tax credits for those costs.

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  • UCHealth Employer Solutions

    UCHealth’s COVID-19 employer solutions program

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  • Unemployment Information – Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

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  • Unincorporated Larimer County: Guidelines on Temporary Outdoor Expansion of Business Uses

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  • United Way of Larimer County

    United Way has compiled a list of resources regarding the following topics that may be of interest to you and your workforce:
    – food assistance
    – medical assistance
    – mental health resources
    – senior support
    – unemployment & financial resources
    – utilities and rent assistance
    – small business support
    family resources

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  • Upstate Colorado

    Economic Development Info

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