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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 31, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Colorado, we recommend that you visit Governor Polis’s COVID Dashboard, the Choose Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center or Philanthropy Colorado’s COVID-19 Relief Funds in Colorado.

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Description of Program and Relief

Emergency Relief

Denver is providing up to $7,500 in cash grants to assist eligible small businesses that may have had to temporarily close, have difficulty with paying their rent and utilities, or have had to lay off staff due to COVID-19. The program prioritizes those industries who are most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the food industry, nail salons, barbershops, home childcare providers, and retail shops.

Government or Lead Agency

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO)

Dates Available

The program will be rolled out in monthly phases with the first applications due March 31, 2020, and the last day of the month thereafter for the duration of the program (based on available funds and community need).

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

This program is available to business owners within the City & County of Denver

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

The first applications are due March 31, 2020, and the last day of the month thereafter for the duration of the program (based on available funds and community need).

Contact for More Information

For questions about this program, email at InvestInDenver@denvergov.org or call (720) 913-1721

List of Additional Information

The Small Business Emergency Relief application is available here.

Details about Denver’s small business relief efforts are available here.


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