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COVID-19 Business Resources



Colorado Enterprise Fund

Colorado Enterprise Fund Healthy Foods Fund Program

Colorado Lending Source Small Business Emergency Loans (Financing at a fixed interest rate over twenty-four months with no payments of principal and interest due during the first six months of the loan)

Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority Micro-Grant Program (Designed to connect residents to government by putting more information and services online. Eligible Applicants are State or Local Government, Special Districts, Public K-12, Public University/Colleges)

Community Change Grants (Open 10//5/2020 – 11/9/2020, Eligible Applicants are non-profits, must have 501c3 status, school or other)

Energize Colorado Gap Fund (Round 2 Applications close 10/26/2020. Eligible Applicants are small businesses and non-profits)

Greenline Emergency Microloan Program (Eligible Applicants are minority owned small business such as women, minority, veteran)

National Association for the Self-Employed Growth Grants

Northwest Loan Fund

GoCO Resilient Communities Grants

Grand Junction Small Business Development Center

Save Small Business Fund

Town of Meeker

Rangely CARES Business Emergency Grant Fund- Contact Town of Rangely for information

USDA Federal Resource Guide

USDA’s COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide Lists Federal Programs That Can Help Rural Communities, Organizations and Residents Impacted by COVID-19

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (PDF, 349 KB) is a first-of-its-kind resource for rural leaders looking for federal funding and partnership opportunities to help address this pandemic.

“Under the leadership of President Trump, USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural communities preparing for and impacted by COVID-19,” Perdue said. “This resource guide will help our rural leaders, whether they are in agriculture, education, health care or any other leadership capacity, understand what federal assistance is available for their communities during this unprecedented time.”

USDA has taken many immediate actions to assist farmers, ranchers, producers, rural communities, and rural-based businesses and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on these actions, visit

Additional Information and Resources

Colorado Office of Economic Development Resource List »

Apply for the Colorado Relief Fund for Affected Businesses »

Economic Injury Hotline: 303.860.5881

Colorado SBDC – CLICK HERE » for free and helpful webinars and other resource lists.

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Resources including Unemployment Information – CLICK HERE »

State of Colorado Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide – CLICK TO DOWNLOAD »

Other Important Links

Up-to-Date Rio Blanco County Public Health Information – CLICK HERE »

Official State of Colorado COVID-19 Information Site – CLICK HERE »