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Small Business Grant Programs

These grant assistance dollars, given to help mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19, do not have to be repaid and are an invaluable resource to small businesses and nonprofits.

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Small Business Grant Programs

Small Business Grant Assistance Programs

CEF has been selected to help administer several grant assistance programs for small businesses across the state of Colorado. As more cities, counties, and other partners look to create new grant programs to help even more small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19, we are working diligently to be able to facilitate those programs and make them available to you. Please check back often for updates on new grant assistance programs available through CEF.

Current Grant Programs

Disproportionately Impacted Business (DIB) Relief Program

Grant applications are now open for the Disproportionately Impacted Business (DIB) Relief Program. The application window closed on October 3, 2021 at 5 PM. Learn more about eligibility requirements  via the link below.

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COVID Relief Loans and Other Funding Options

While we work with our partners to secure additional grant assistance, be sure to check out our other available funding options, including COVID Relief Loans and our other loan programs.

Past Grant Programs

 
El Paso County Regional Small Business Relief Fund

CEF helped to administer two rounds of this grant program, providing more than $24 million in grant dollars to El Paso County small businesses and nonprofits.

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Boulder Small
Business
Grant Program

Through this grant program, 201 small businesses and nonprofits located in Boulder were awarded more than $675,00 in grant assistance.

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Boulder County Small Business
Grant Program

Through this grant program, additional financial assistance, up to $7,000,  is available for certain Boulder County small businesses. 

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Pikes Peak Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program

Grants up to $7,000 are available for certain El Paso County small businesses considered to be especially hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Energize Colorado Gap Fund

CEF is a participating lender for this statewide grant and loan program for Colorado small businesses. Through this program, businesses with fewer than 25 full-time employees were eligible for grants up to $15,00 and loans up to $20,000. 

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