Last updated 1/8/2021 @ 12:46 pm
Comcast RISE Grants for Small Businesses
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned businesses have been disproportionately affected by extended closures in the wake of the pandemic, as well as continued social unrest across the country. With that in mind, Comcast has developed Comcast RISE – a program that stands for Representation, Investment, Strength, and Empowerment. The program is open to all BIPOC-owned small businesses. There are three components 1) media and technology “makeover” 2) grants, and 3) a business resource page on Xfinity X1 with curated content. More info here.
Denver Small Business Emergency Relief
A city-wide program that addresses the most immediate needs of the business community by providing up to $7,500 in cash grants to the most vulnerable businesses. The program prioritizes those industries who are most impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, such as the food industry, nail salons, barbershops, home childcare providers, and retail shops.
Please note: The program will be rolled out in monthly phases.
Application is here.
Denver Small Business Micro Loan Program
A city-wide program providing micro loans from $5,000 to $50,000 to businesses affected by Coronavirus. This is an existing program that has been expanded to provide lending capital and services to support their stabilization efforts. The focus is on targeted industries located in Denver’s most vulnerable areas as identified by the Neighborhood Equity and Stabilization Team. More info here.
Connect for Health Colorado open enrollment runs through January 15 to help Coloradans who are uninsured or about to lose their insurance. Learn more.
The city’s Workforce Centers are offering support to jobseekers online, by phone and via email while the centers are physically closed. Job fairs are going virtual, so jobseekers can access the same job opportunities as they would have been able to do in person. Contact the city’s Workforce Services.
General Coronavirus Support Services
All support services offered by the City of Denver. More info here.
Employees who have been laid off or are working reduced hours and earning less than 55 percent of their average wage may be eligible for unemployment benefits through the Colorado Department of labor. More info here.
Free Legal and Business Guidance
Capacity guidelines for each level on the COVID-19 dial here.
Will be updated soon.