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COVID-19 Small Business Resources

It’s our commitment to serve you during this rapidly-changing COVID-19 landscape and through the inevitable ripple effects to come. Check back often for updates on small business grants and loans, free resources available to you via our business coaching team, the most up-to-date information from our trusted third-party community, State, and Federal partners, and more.

COVID-19 Grants

Colorado and many of its cities and counties are offering grant assistance for small businesses and nonprofits that have been impacted by COVID-19.

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CEF COVID Relief Loans

If grants, the PPP, or other resources just aren't quite enough, we have several COVID Relief Loans available based on city or county.

See below
Paycheck Protection Program

CEF is an approved lender for the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program. View updates, resources, and more on our PPP page.

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COVID Relief Loans

For Small Businesses in the Below Cities and Counties

Thanks to investments from partners in various cities and counties, CEF is offering COVID-19 Relief Loans through the below COVID Relief Loan Funds. Please note that these loans are available to small businesses located in the respective cities and counties and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We are working diligently to obtain additional funding for other geographic areas and increase availability in the existing funds in order to help even more small businesses across our state. Please check back often for updates on new COVID-19 Relief Loans.

Adams County Commerce City
Arvada Larimer County
Brighton Weld County
Centennial Delta Dental

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act -  What you need to know.


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Grant/Advance. It is also offering a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan that is forgivable if the business meets certain requirements.   

We created this document to help break down these programs and to give you the basics on eligibility, terms, the application process, and more. It is our goal to ensure you are informed of your options and feel confident in applying for funding.

CEF CARES Act: EIDL & PPP Summary

General CEF COVID-19 FAQs

Please contact our servicing team at servicing@coloradoenterprisefund.org or 303-860-0242 to discuss your options with one of our specialists.
CEF can assist you in filling out the application for the SBA disaster relief funds, found here. Please note that the SBA funds are administered via the SBA and not CEF. As such, this funding will not impact your loan with CEF.
Thanks to investments from partners in various cities and counties, CEF is offering COVID-19 Relief Loans through the various COVID Relief Loan Funds. Please note that these loans are available to small businesses located in the respective cities and counties and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We are working diligently to obtain additional funding for other geographic areas and increase availability in the existing funds in order to help even more small businesses across our state. You can view more information on these loans on this page, above.

The Denver city government is making $4 million available for Denver businesses dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.  Business owners can apply to receive up to $7,500 in cash.

The link to the application is here.  If your business is located in the City of Denver, please apply now!  It is a simple two minute application.

As any other grants or other programs are announced. we will post them here so please check back often.

Generally across the US, if a business owner pays themselves as an employee, taking all of the normal deductions and making the normal governmental payments on time, the owner has paid unemployment insurance on themselves. This means unemployment insurance is available so long as certain minimum requirements are fulfilled.

Note that we were NOT able to confirm this general principle on Colorado.gov. We encourage you to verify this answer for yourself. Those minimum requirements for Colorado can be found here: http://colorado.gov/ 

Please see our resources list above the FAQs on this page.

Yes, we are open for business and accepting new loan applications. However, we have adjusted some of our guidelines based on the current COVID-19 situation. Please call us to have a conversation about your specific needs at 303-860-0242.