El Paso County, CO, January 8, 2021 – Additional COVID-19 relief funding is now being made
available to local businesses, thanks to Senate Bill 20B-001, which was passed by the legislature
of the State of Colorado during the December 2020 special session. El Paso County is working
with the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) to distribute this additional funding
locally, through a new grant program, the 2021 Pikes Peak Small Business COVID-19 Relief
Colorado’s small businesses remain committed to providing customers with quality products, services, and outstanding dining experiences during these challenging times. Can Do Colorado highlights the resiliency and innovation small businesses have demonstrated to operate safely and protect their employees and customers.
Colorado Winter Outdoor Grant application. The Colorado Outdoor Winter Dining Grant Program assists Colorado-based restaurants that are experiencing financial hardship because of the Covid-19 crisis and state and local regulations limiting the number of customers in indoor spaces. Recipients must use the grant funds to purchase items needed to maintain outdoor dining spaces for patrons during colder weather.
The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic engines throughout the state. Sole proprietors, businesses and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time employees can apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance. The application will be available on this website on Monday, August 31, 2020.
The Pikes Peak SBDC is here to help businesses who have been affected by recent disasters in Colorado including response to the current health crisis. Consultants and partners including the SBA provide services to assist with disaster loan applications, long term planning, insurance navigation, physical and economic loss estimations, business preparedness and more.