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  • USDA Direct Farm Operating Loan

    The maximum loan amount for this loan is $400,000. There is no down payment requirement. Interest rates are calculated monthly and are posted on the 1st of each month. The purpose of the loan must be essential to the success of the farming or ranching operation. The funds may be used to purchase equipment, seed, livestock, and other necessities. They can be used to refinance certain farm-related debts (excluding real estate). Repayment terms vary from 1 to 7 years. The length of the loan depends on the amount and purpose of the loan. Collateral is required. Collateral for farm operating loans may be required up to 150% of the value of the loan.

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  • USDA Farm Ownership Loans

    With FSA’s Direct Farm Ownership loan, “we keep America’s agriculture growing.”

    No current or previous farm ownership requirements and 100 percent financing available make FSA direct farm ownership loans a valuable resource to help farmers and ranchers become owner-operators of family farms, improve and expand current operations, increase agricultural productivity, and assist with land tenure to save farmland for future generations.

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  • USDA Farmers to Families Food Box

    The USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute up to $3 billion of agricultural products to those in need. USDA will partner with regional and local distributors, whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of many restaurants, hotels, and other food service entities, to purchase fresh produce, dairy, and meat.

    USDA will issue a solicitation to invite proposals from offerors to supply commodity boxes to non-profit organizations, identified by the offeror, on a mutually agreeable, recurring schedule. USDA will award contracts for the purchase of the agricultural products, the assembly of commodity boxes and delivery to identified non-profit organizations that can receive, store and distribute food items.

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  • USDA Guaranteed Farm Loan Program

    FSA’s Guaranteed Farm Loan Programs helps family farmers and ranchers to obtain loans from USDA-approved commercial lenders at reasonable terms to buy farmland or finance agricultural production. Financial institutions receive additional loan business as well as benefit from the safety net the FSA provides by guaranteeing farm loans up to 95 percent against possible financial loss of principal and interest.

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  • USDA Microloan Programs

    The focus of Microloans is on the financing needs of small, beginning farmer, niche and non-traditional farm operations, such as truck farms, farms participating in direct marketing and sales such as farmers’ markets, CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture), restaurants and grocery stores, or those using hydroponic, aquaponic, organic and vertical growing methods.

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  • USDA NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

    The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, increased soil health and reduced soil erosion and sedimentation, improved or created wildlife habitat, and mitigation against increasing weather volatility.

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  • USDA Rural Development – Opportunities for Relief

    USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to
    help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will
    keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve
    rural America.
    Visit www.rd.usda.gov/coronavirus for information on Rural Development loan payment assistance, application
    deadline extensions, and more.

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  • Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund

    Thanks to a $2.5 million investment from Verizon, we are offering grants to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available. LISC will use the Verizon funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital.

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  • Weld County

    Weld County Information

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  • Weld County

    County Information

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  • Weld County CEF Business Loan Fund

    The Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) is a non-profit lender specializing in loans up to $250,000 for small businesses. CEF works with start-up and existing businesses with rates/terms that vary, making their lending guidelines more flexible than traditional banks. CEF also administrates the Weld County Business Loan Fund, which is only available to Weld County-based small businesses who meet CEF program underwriting criteria. Upon becoming a CEF borrower, an online community of expertise, knowledge sharing, resources, and referrals is available to help a business achieve peak performance. Advisory assistance includes: bookkeeping, cash flow management, profitability analysis, technology issues, etc.

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  • Weld County Commissioners

    Delinquent property tax interest payment information. Property Tax Payments will have only 1% (not 12%) interest charged for delinquent payments until 10/31/2020. This is to allow companies and individuals more flexibility to keep cash on hand in the short term.

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  • Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment

    Provides up-to-date infomation about the COVID-19 in Weld County. Closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus in Weld County.

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  • Wellington Chamber of Commerce

    Provides COVID-19 business resources – Wellington-specific information.

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  • WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations

    WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations is a competitive grant program, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and signed into law in March 2020. The WESTAF CARES Relief Fund provides general operating support to eligible arts and culture organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be assessed on the following criteria: inclusivity, demonstrated need, artistic and cultural merit, and public and community benefit. Awards of up to $20,000 will be made to organizations across the WESTAF 13-state region with at least one grant awarded per state.

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  • Women and Families of CO Relief Fund (WFCO Relief Fund)

    The purpose of the WFCO Relief Fund is to rapidly and responsively distribute general operating grants to 501(c)(3) and other tax-exempt organizations that address the emergency needs of Colorado women and their families who are most impacted by COVID-19. The grants are meant to enhance the capacity of organizations responding to a variety of critical needs including housing, food, transportation, child care, health care, behavioral health, and more.

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  • Work In Northern Colorado

    Looking for a Job? Looking to Hire?

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  • Yelp’s COVID-19 Response and Support for Local Businesses

    $25 million in relief, primarily focused on supporting independent, local restaurant and nightlife businesses, in the form of waived advertising fees and free advertising, products, and services during this period. These relief efforts are available to small, independently owned restaurant and nightlife businesses and franchisees in the U.S., Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico with fewer than five locations.

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