Resource Links for Business Owners
If you are a business or land owner operating in the Little Saigon corridor, we are here to help. Our dedicated team can provide necessary information to navigate the regulations surrounding COVID-19, and beyond. We can facilitate communication with the City of Denver and other supporting organizations to help your business thrive.
If your business is not listed on this site and you would like to be included, please submit the form at the bottom of this page. We look forward to hearing from you!
Left Behind Workers Fund
Impact Charitable Left Behind Workers Fund (LBWF). Provides direct cash in the amount of $1,000 to people experiencing job loss due to Covid-19.
SBERF Website and Inquiry Form
Overview of the small business emergency relief program form for the City and County of Denver only. Form is provided in English and Espanol.
Small Business Guide and Checklist
Coronavirus emergency loans small business guide and checklist. Prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund
Grants for small nonprofits & community organizations
In partnership with the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, we are supporting our local nonprofits with grants up to $15,000. These funds will allow the organizations to continue providing critical programs and services for our residents. If you have not yet applied, no worries as we just opened round 3 of funding. Apply today!
Priority Neighborhood Small Business Fund
Grants for micro & small businesses located only in nest neighborhoods
Business owners in Denver’s most vulnerable neighborhoods need at times an additional level of support. That’s why DEDO along with our partners at Mile High United Way have launched a grant program for micro and small businesses located in priority neighborhoods, as identified by DEDO’s division of Neighborhood Equity & Stabilization (NEST). Read about the program and send your information!
Energize Colorado Gap Fund
Applications Open Soon!
The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic engines throughout the state. Sole proprietors, businesses and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time employees can apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance. For more information on Energize Colorado please refer to the Energize Colorado fact sheet or website.
The application has not launched but you can learn more at a 1-hour virtual discussion
on Monday, August 17th from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, intended to help COVID-impacted small businesses learn how to access this financial support. There will be a Q&A section if time allows and this webinar will be recorded.
To register for this webinar, click here.
Temporary Outdoor Expansion FAQs
Comprehensive list of answers to commonly asked questions about the outdoor expansion program for bars and restaurants.
Temporary Outdoor Expansion Application
Application for temporary outdoor expansion of bars and restaurants in Metro Denver for the summer dining season – through September 7. This links directly to Vietnamese application.
Denver’s Business Assistance Programs
City and County of Denver Recovery and Support Resources. Four areas of assistance include Artist Relief Fund, Denver Microloan Program, Federal Small Business Support, and Tax Relief.
Business Assistance Program Flyer
(English, Spanish, Vietnamese)
Flyer for the City of Denver Recovery and Support Resources.
Free PPE Kits Still Available for Small Businesses & Nonprofits
Did you know that Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) is providing Free PPE Kits to Denver’s small businesses and nonprofits? Their goal is to distribute 4,500 kits to those who need them the most. Visit their page and fill out an easy registration form.
Strengthening Neighborhoods Mini Grants
Grants to fund neighborhood projects
Are you a nonprofit or community-based group desiring to positively impact your neighborhood? Then these mini grants are for you! In partnership with The Denver Foundation, we are providing funding up to $5,000 to support you in implementing your ideas. Learn more and apply! We have extended the application deadline to August 17.
PPP Video Guide
Video demonstration of the Payroll Protection Program spreadsheet.
Comprehensive list of answers to common questions about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Application for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
PPP Application Assistance from
For support with the Paycheck Protection Program application, contact Cecilia Cervantes at
PPP Loan Tracking Template
Google Spreadsheet to help determine the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) amount.
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Resource Guide
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI) resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs during Covid-19
Mi Casa Resource Center List
The Women’s Business Center at Mi Casa provides training, consulting and workshops to small businesses.
Mi Casa Resource Center Calendar
Calendar of events for Mi Casa Business Center