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City of Fort Collins Small Business Assistance Program Launches Phase 3 for Food & Beverage Businesses

Released on Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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  • Shannon Hein, Economic Health Manager, 970-416-2294,

FORT COLLINS, CO – The City of Fort Collins is inviting restaurants, bars, brewers, and other food & beverage businesses to apply for the 3rd Phase of the Small Business Assistance Program. The Small Business Assistance Program is a $1.8M 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 next phase of the program, which is specific to restaurants and bars, will launch Wednesday, November 4, 2020, and will close on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

The 3rd Phase will allow restaurants and bars to apply for up to $5,000 if they:

  • Are physically located within the City of Fort Collins boundaries
  • Haven been in full operation since July 1, 2019
  • Have an active City of Fort Collins sales tax license
  • Have no unpaid code enforcement or tax liens
  • Have verifiable loss of income due to COVID closures and/or regulations
  • Owner has lawful presence in the U.S.

Restaurants and bars who meet the criteria can apply at This assistance will not have to be repaid.

The applications will be also be available in Spanish.