Fort Collins Small Business Assistance Program Coming Soon! - El Programa De Asistencia Para Pequeos Negocios Prximamente!

The City of Fort Collins is launching a financial assistance program through CARES Act funds to provide relief to businesses in the amount of up to $7,500. The City is distributing a total of $1.5M to businesses through the program by the end of the year. This assistance will not have to be repaid. The application will be available starting Tuesday, September 8th and close on Wednesday, September 23rd.

La ciudad de Fort Collins está lanzando un programa de asistencia financiera a través de los fondos de CARES Act para proveer asistencia de hasta un máximo de $7,500 a los negocios. La ciudad estará distribuyendo un total de $1.5 millones de dólares a los negocios a través del programa, antes de fin de año. La asistencia no tendrá que volver a pagarse. La solicitud estará disponible a partir del martes 8 de septiembre hasta el miércoles 23 de septiembre.

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Things to Know
  • Energize Colorado Gap Fund applications are now open 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.
  • Northern Colorado Business Survey Results: The results of these surveys have been used to help share the range of challenges and needs of businesses to elected officials and other community leaders to help shape responses and recovery efforts that can support business needs. View the results at
  • CLIMBER Loan Fund Program is expected to launch in October. The fund will provide capital for working capital loans averaging approximately $100k to over 1,000 of the hardest-hit businesses that had a track record of success prior to the pandemic.
Upcoming Events:
  • Need Answers to Questions that Impact Your Business? Chat with Larimer’s Health Department
    • All businesses are invited to join us on Thursday, September 10th, at 2:00 pm via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance. 

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