Small Business Assistance Program Invites More Businesses to Apply - El programa de asistencia para pequenos negocios y invita a mas negocios a enviar solicitud

The City of Fort Collins is launching expanded criteria for the Small Business Assistance Program, as well as a new criteria specifically for single employee businesses. The Small Business Assistance Program is a $1.6M financial assistance program through Coronavirus Relief Federal funds to provide relief to businesses and nonprofits that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will close on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Please note that service-based businesses are eligible to apply. Service-based businesses are required to obtain a Business/Sales & Use Tax License with the City of Fort Collins to be eligible. For more information about required licenses & permits, please review our Business Licenses & Permits FAQ's.

The application will be also be available in Spanish.

La ciudad de Fort Collins está presentando su criterio ampliado para el Programa de asistencia para pequeños negocios, así como un nuevo criterio específicamente para negocios con un/a solo/a empleado/a. El Programa de asistencia para pequeños negocios, así como el nuevo criterio específicamente diseñado para negocios con un/a solo/a empleado/a. La asistencia financiera del programa de asistencia para pequeños negocios es un programa de $1.6 millones de dólares a través de los fondos federales Coronavirus Relief, con el objetivo de proveer alivio a los negocios y organizaciones sin fines de lucro que han sido afectados por la pandemia del COVID-19. La programa cerrará el miércoles 7 de octubre del 2020,s a las 5:00 p.m. 

Por favor note que los negocios que ofrecen servicios son elegibles para solicitar. Se requiere que los negocios que ofrecen servicios obtengan una Licencia de impuestos para Negocios/Ventas y Uso (Business/Sales & Use Tax License en inglés) de la Ciudad de Fort Collins para ser elegibles. Para más información acerca de las licencias y permisos requeridos, por favor visite nuestra página de preguntas de licencias y permisos para negocios Business Licenses & Permits FAQ's.

La solicitud también estarán disponibles en español.

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Upcoming Events:
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