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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

Small Business Microloan Program

The Denver Microloan Program will provide loans from $5,000-$50,000 and support services to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 to support their stabilization efforts.

Government or Lead Agency

Denver Economic Development and Opportunity (DEDO)

Dates Available

Available as of March 20, 2020

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

This program is available to business owners within the City & County of Denver, but focuses on particular industries located in the most vulnerable neighborhoods as identified by Denver’s Neighborhood Equity & Stabilization Team.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

Contact the Denver Office of Economic Development & Opportunity at (720) 913-1999.

List of Additional Information

More information about the microloan program, and how to apply, can be found here (navigate to “Microlending Program”).

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

More information about DEDO is available here.

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