Quick Access to Resources

  • Sound Royalties No-Cost Funding Program

    Sound Royalties has set up a $20 million fund for music creators impacted by coronavirus to receive no-fee advances on their royalties. The exact amount and terms of the no-cost advance option will depend upon the particular royalty payment history and royalty payor of the applicant. Available for a one-year term up to $25k in funding. Offer only valid for qualified applicants under our standard qualifying/underwriting guidelines.

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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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  • Spanish-speaking Business Librarian

    The dedicated Spanish speaking librarian can provide help and advice on various resources in Spanish.

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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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  • Support Fort Collins Business Map

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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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  • Temporary Waiver of Delinquent Interest

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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 Spring Grant

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

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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 Music District – The Launchpad: Virtual Workshops for Musicians

    This online workshop will help answer questions and provide insight into the application process for relief by highlighting the stories of several NoCo musicians and industry workers who have applied for relief funding. In addition, the panel will discuss the type of documentation that was needed, how to prove loss of income, where to find required documents, how musicians can be tracking expenses and income in order to apply, and tips for navigating the application process.

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  • The Photographer Fund – Format

    The world is currently unpredictable and full of uncertainty—something the photography community is used to. Thanks to the level of ambiguity they deal with, that same community is resilient and creative in the face of a challenge. Format created the Photographer Fund to honour that hustle and help independent photographers who are facing unprecedented financial hardships in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak stay on their feet. We will be offering assistance of up to $500 per person, and we’ll use our discretion to determine who gets the funds. Knowing this isn’t a huge amount, we’re aiming to support as many people as we can—our hope is that this helps independent photographers stay on their feet.

    Self-employed photographers who are facing financial hardships are invited to apply.

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  • The Red Backpack Fund

    Since its inception, Spanx and The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation have been dedicated to elevating and supporting women through entrepreneurship. Knowing the ripple effect that empowering women can have to strengthen neighborhoods, cities and countries, The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis.

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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 Berthound Utilities

    Businesses within the Town of Berthoud can opt-in to our Utility Assistance Program which allows qualified businesses to defer utility usage charges accrued during the months of March, April, and May. These are utility bills that would be received in April, May, and June. Business must apply.

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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

    To help support the small businesses, the Town of Johnstown created the Program to provide grants to help small businesses immediately offset some of the economic impacts arising from the pandemic. Micro grants up to $10,000 will be available for small businesses in the Town.

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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. Bank Visa Platinum Card

    0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 20 billing cycles. After that, APR changes to a variable rate (currently 13.99% to 23.99%).

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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 Foundation Save Small Business Fund

    The Fund is providing $5,000 in short-term relief to employers across the United States, including chambers of commerce. These one-time supplemental cash grants are for businesses that have between three and 20 employees and operate in an economically vulnerable community.

    The grant application will go live on Monday, April 20 at 3:00 PM ET. To learn more about the Save Small Business Fund and to apply for a grant, visit savesmallbusiness.com

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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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  • USDA Conservation Innovation Grants

    NRCS provides funding opportunities for agriculturalists and others through various programs. Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) is a voluntary program intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production. Under CIG, Environmental Quality Incentives Program funds are used to award competitive grants to non-Federal governmental or nongovernmental organizations, Tribes, or individuals.

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  • USDA Conservation Stewardship Program

    Our Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps you build on your existing conservation efforts while strengthening your operation. Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increases crop yields, or develop wildlife habitat, we can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet those goals. We can help you schedule timely planting of cover crops, develop a grazing plan that will improve your forage base, implement no-till to reduce erosion or manage forested areas in a way that benefits wildlife habitat. If you are already taking steps to improve the condition of the land, chances are CSP can help you find new ways to meet your goals.

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