Certified Food Protection Manager Training

Colorado's adoption of the 2013 FDA Food Code requires retail food establishments to employ at least one Certified Food Protection Manager. 

The Larimer County Extension Office is proud to offer Certified Food Protection Manager training in partnership with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. 

Our program includes the NEHA (National Environmental Health Association) instructor-led training and certification exam.

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OEDIT Business Foundations Technical Assistance Grant Program

The Business Foundations Technical Assistance Program provides technical assistance and small grants to Colorado small businesses to help businesses legally establish themselves. The program provides 3 training paths and a small reimbursable grant of up to $1,200 per business to help apply the training.

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Your Business Voice Matters! National Business Survey

The City of Fort Collins is excited to launch the 2022 National Business Survey (NBS) and gather feedback that will create a more connected and effective business community. By taking this survey and participating in the Polco Platform, we’re getting input from you, the business community, that will help ensure that we understand your values in a clear, identifiable way. It also guarantees that we are representing all members of the community — all of whom are key in helping influence the decisions we make about programs, policies, and other matters that are important. Your feedback helps create a healthier economy, happier residents, and a better tomorrow.    

 The survey keeps individual opinions and data anonymous, while allowing City staff to see broad demographic and geographic breakdowns of results. Your privacy is important to us. 

Interested in making a positive, progressive change in the community? Take the 2022 National Business Survey starting Monday, June 6, 2022 through Friday, June 21, 2022. 

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Things to Know & Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events: 

    • Larimer SBDC: Restaurant Start Up Workshop - This workshop is a 90 minute restaurant industry specific workshop designed to guide you through launching your business with ease and success. Our 6 step process will lay the foundation for a more organized restaurant opening by gearing up for “need to knows” and gain insight on expectations. If you’re interested in opening a food or beverage business, this is a roadmap on steps to getting started.  


    June 14, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

    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.

    Economic Health Office
    222 Laporte Ave.
    Fort Collins, CO 80521