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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
  • 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

    • If you have additional resources to include for consideration: submit here 

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

  • The Colorado Artist Relief Fund supports artists experiencing economic distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: apply 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

  • WeAreOpenDenver is an interactive map tool that allows consumers to locate businesses. To add your business to the map, click here

Colorado Resources
  • Apply for grants up to $25,000 from the Colorado COVID-19 Relief Fund: click here

  • Colorado has Alternatives to laying off employees: click here

  • Business resources from the Colorado Restaurant Association: click here

  • Governor Polis has issued the following executive orders:

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

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

Federal and Other Resources
  • Small business emergency grants up to $10,000 and Paycheck Protection loans up to $10 million: click here

Last updated on Monday, May 4th