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COVID Business Resources

A Safe Place to Be: 5-Star Certification Program

  • Enables businesses that meet enhanced safety guidelines in the participating cities of Greeley and Evans to open at greater capacity
  • For more information and to apply, visit A Safe Place to Be

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

  • SBA has extended the PPP loan program through May 31, 2021
  • Loans can be used to help fund payroll costs, including benefits, pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protections costs related to COVID-19, uninsured property damage costs caused by looting or vandalism during 2020, and certain supplier costs and expenses for operations
  • Applicants must have no more than 300 employees, and demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020
  • For more information and to apply, visit the SBA website

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

  • Applications opening soon!
  • Eligible entities include: Live venue operators or promoters; theatrical producers; live performing arts organization operators; relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria; motion picture theater operators; talent representatives
  • Award amounts: EITHER the lesser of an amount equal to 45% of their 2019 gross earned revenue or $10 Million, OR the lesser of the average monthly gross revenue for each full month you were in operation during 2019 multiplied by 6 OR $10 Million
  • For more information and to apply, visit the SBA website

Restaurant & Bar Special Sales Tax Deduction

  • Certain restaurants, bars, and mobile food vendors may be eligible for a special sales tax deduction, which was added by House Bill 20B-1004
  • The special deduction applies to payment due for the following tax periods: Nov 2020 (due Dec 21, 2021), Dec 2020 (due Jan 20, 2021), Jan 2021 (due Feb 22, 2021), Feb 2021 (due Mar 22, 2021)
  • For more information and instructions, visit the Colorado Department of Revenue

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

  • Loans for small business owners, including agricultural businesses, and nonprofit organizations
  • Proceeds can be used toward working capital and normal operating expenses
  • Terms: 30 years, 3.75% for businesses (fixed) and 2.75% for nonprofits (fixed)
  • For more information and to apply, visit the SBA website

Employees

Colorado COVID Small Business Legal Program

NoCo Recovers

COVID State Guidance

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