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.

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

Boulder ARPA Small Business Grant Program - Now CLOSED

New grant program will be available starting Monday, June 6, 2022. Online applications must be submitted by 5 PM on Monday, June 20, 2022.

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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.

Disproportionately Impacted Business (DIB) Relief Program

CEF helped administer two rounds of applications, providing $1.8 million in program dollars.  


Boulder County Small Business
Grant Program

This grant program, awarded $1.9 million dollars in needed  financial assistance to certain Boulder County small businesses. 

Pikes Peak Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program

Over $1.2 million grant dollars were awarded to certain El Paso County small businesses considered to be especially hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Energize Colorado Gap Fund

CEF was a participating lender for this statewide grant and loan program for Colorado small businesses. Through this program, over $10 million dollars were awarded to businesses with fewer than 25 full-time employees.