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
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.
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.