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Social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and business closures have put a financial burden on small businesses and local artists. See below for city, state, and federal announcements and resources, including grants and loans.
Resources for Artists
  • The Colorado Artist Relief Fund (grants up to $1,000: click here

  • DEAR: A new and immediate source of COVID-19 relief for Colorado theatre artists: apply here

  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts resources including local and national support funds: click here

  • Colorado Creative Industries resources: click here

  • How to handle a COVID-19 event cancellations: click here

Denver Resources​​
  • Small business emergency relief program, providing up to $7,500 cash grants to impacted businesses: click here

  • Denver microloan program, which provides loans from $500 - $50,000: click here

  • Denver Department of Finance (DOF) waiving the 15% penalty for late payment of February and March sales, use, and occupational privilege taxes due March 20 and April 20, 2020: click here

Colorado Resources
  • Alternatives to laying off employees: click here

  • Business resources from the Colorado Restaurant Association: click here

  • Governor Polis has issued the following executive orders:

    • Requiring non-critical workplaces in Colorado to reduce their in-person workforce by 50%, with certain exceptions: click here

    • Allowing restaurants to temporarily sell alcohol for take-out or delivery: click here

    • Other executive orders related to COVID-19, click here

Federal Resources
  • Small business loans up to $2 million as part of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program: click here

Last updated on Wednesday, April 2nd