Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Q&A Session with SBA this Wednesday

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023. 

The City of Fort Collins and Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA) Colorado Office will be hosting a virtual informational Q&A session on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. MT. Spanish interpretation will be available at the meeting. 

All Northern Colorado businesses are welcome to attend. The event will be held on Zoom. Please register in advance at https://fcgov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lD2KaYj-Tpik3o6thx_6Qg  

A recording of the meeting will be available in English & Spanish at: https://fcgov.com/business 

Eligible entities who have experienced pandemic-related revenue loss include: 

  • Restaurants 
  • Food stands, food trucks, food carts 
  • Caterers 
  • Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns 
  • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars 
  • Bakeries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts) 
  • Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts) 
  • Breweries and/or microbreweries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts) 
  • Wineries and distilleries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts) 
  • Inns (onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts) 
  • Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products 
      Register now

      Fort Collins Rescue Mission (FCRM) Update

      Beginning May 1, the Fort Collins Rescue Mission (FCRM) will move operations back to their 316 Jefferson Street location. Since November 2020, FCRM has been operating an emergency temporary overnight shelter for those experiencing homelessness at 1301 Blue Spruce Drive. Staff and partners are working collaboratively to ensure a smooth transition and to address potential service gaps. Efforts are being made to mitigate impacts for residents, businesses, providers, and people experiencing homelessness. 

      Fort Collins Rescue Mission staff are on-site 24/7 and Precision Security will be on-site during the anticipated busiest hours of the day. They will be able to answer security questions/concerns in real time as they arise.  

      • For emergencies, call 911 
      • For on-site operations questions, contact the Fort Collins Rescue Mission at 970-224-4302 
      • For concerns about disruptive behavior, contact Outreach Fort Collins at 970-658-0088 
      • For security concerns, contact Precision Security at 303-335-9437 
      • For questions for the City, visit Access Fort Collins at fcgov.com/contactus 
      • For more information about shelter options for those experiencing homelessness go to: fcgov.com/socialsustainability 

        The General Population is Eligible for the Vaccine

        All Coloradans over the age of 16 are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and all Coloradans over the age of 18 will be eligible to receive the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

        Visit the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment vaccine page for more information. 

        Sign-up here to be connected with a vaccine provider as doses become available. You will be contacted by email when appointments are available for your employees. 

        Taqueria Los Comales is #ForFortCollins!

        We’re highlighting Taqueria Los Comales as our #ForFortCollins Feature. Taqueria Los Comales is a family-owned business that’s been serving authentic Mexican food to Fort Collins since 2001. Despite all the challenges they faced in the past year, they have worked hard to provide the best quality food for the community. 

        Be sure to follow Taqueria Los Comales on Facebook & Instagram.  

        Interested in having your small business featured? Please email Jillian Fresa at jfresa@fcgov.com.

        Read Taqueria Los Comales’ full story

        Things to Know & Upcoming Events

        Upcoming Events: 

        • Net Zero Cities - This event will unpack what being “net-zero” means for cities and counties and the reason behind the movement.  
          • April 27-28, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day 
        • East Mulberry Annexation Q&A Sessions - All interested residents, businesses, and landowners are encouraged to participate in the creation of an updated vision.  
          • Two virtual question and answer sessions are being held on April 29, 2021: 
            • 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Business-focused Q&A 
            • 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Resident-focused Q&A 
          • Questions will be solicited online via the project webpage: www.fcgov.com/eastmulberry 
        • Business Q&A with Larimer’s Health Department - All businesses are invited to join us on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 2:00 pm via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance

                      Sign up for weekly updates from the City of Fort Collins Emergency Preparedness and Security COVID-19 newsletter at fcgov.com/eps/coronavirus

                      Check out ForFortCollins.com for tools and resources created to help your business reopen safely and strongly while gaining support from loyal customers and community members.

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