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Governor Polis Issues Executive Order  for "Safer At Home" order on April 27th - The Executive Order shall expire thirty (30) days from April 27th, unless extended by further Executive Order!

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is a great resource to keep up on the latest throughout the state of Colorado. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Governor Polis issued a one-month extension for filing and remitting state and state-administered local sales tax. Read the Executive Order here.

OEDIT - PPP and EIDL Loans - Simple Instructions

Stay on top of public health information by visiting the Centers for Disease ControlCDC Website

Governor Polis Updated Critical Services as of March 26

Visit totals as the Johns Hopkins Website

Federal Information

With $349 Billion in Emergency Small Business Capital cleared, SBA and Treasury begin unprecedented public-private mobilization effort to distribute fund

PPP and EIDL one sheet Information - A side by side comparison of the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the Colorado Small Business Development Center

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information sheet for borrowers

U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 resource page

Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Click Here for a Summary of the Bill

Department of Labor (DOL) Releases New Guidance Regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide by USDA

Apply for disaster SBA Disaster Loans

SBA Express Bridge Loans

Emergency Loans Guide and Checklist

Centers for Disease Prevention and Control Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers - Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019. COVID-19 for Other Business Owners: Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

New paid sick leave  and FMLA laws  Contact your accountant, payroll firm, or attorney for additional advice. 

IRS extends filing deadlinge to July 15 - The IRS is extending the federal income tax filing deadline to July 15 as part of a growing effort to stem the financial pain from the coronavirus pandemic

Nonprofit Finance Fund provides tools and resources for nonprofits: https://nff.org/covid-19-tools-and-resources-nonprofits

Colorado State Information

Colorado's Department of Regulatory Agency gives update on Real Estate Activities - April 9th

Governor Polis, Coloradans Launch COVID Relief Fund for nonprofit organizations, local government, school districts, and small businesses https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/gov-polis-coloradans-launch-covid-relief-fund

See eligibility and funding requirements and application and deadline information for the Help Colorado Now - State of Colorado COVID-19 Response Fund https://covrn.com/covid-relief-fund/

Colorado’s small businesses find alternative funding sources beyond EIDL, PPP, and other federal loans and programs.  Developed by OEDIT

OEDIT - Choose Colorado's assistance page

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) resource page for employers and job seekers COVID-19 Page

Learn more about Emergency Leave with Pay

Visit this website for the latest information for employers and workers. Website links include information on: - Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 - Workplace Preparedness - Information from the Division of Federal Employees Compensation (DFEC)   Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) - Emergency Leave With Pay  Find details on the latest leave with pay rules and industry specifics.

CO Creatives Relief Grant – A one-time payment for general operating support to non-profit arts organizations in Colorado with an annual operating budget of less than $1 million.

COVID-19 recovery resources from Colorado Resiliency Office

Colorado Restaurant Association COVID-19 for Restaurant Owners

Help Colorado Now has raised $7.7 million dollars from nearly 4,000 individuals, foundations and companies since the fund launched. More than 9,000 volunteers including 2,000 health care volunteers have signed up to date.  The grant process has now begun and will be on a rolling basis. Those interested in applying for relief funds up to $25K can apply here. 

Colorado Secretary of State’s Office To Implement Remote Notarization

Colorado Broadband Office - Information on Access

Colorado SBDC COVID-19 Disaster Response Webinars - The Colorado SBDC Networking is regularly hosting webinars to guide you through the COVID-19 emergency response and preparedness.  The Colorado SBDC Networking is regularly hosting webinars to guide you through the COVID-19 emergency response and preparedness.

Local and state resources from Philanthropy Colorado, which includes funding opportunities, foundation responses, and news: https://www.philanthropycolorado.org/news/resources-covid-19-coronavirus

Office of Economic Development and International Trade Webinars - Get real-time updates from local, state and federal agencies and hear from experts on topics such as funding, policy and business solutions

Pikes Peak Region Information

Pikes Peak Workforce Center – A valuable source for TELLER COUNTY employers

As an Employer what can I do if I need to shut down?  Businesses are asking, "will their employees be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits during the temporary shutdown"? The answer is, if an employer stops work (for whatever reason), it is considered a layoff or partial separation. Employees during the temporary shut-down may file a claim to collect unemployment insurance benefits as job attached claimants. They would still be required to meet the eligibility requirements during any weeks they claimed.

The Work-Share Program Thinking of laying off employees? Consider the Work-Share Program. The Work-Share Program provides an alternative to laying off employees by allowing them to keep working, but with fewer hours. While an employee is working fewer hours, he or she may be eligible to collect part of his or her regular unemployment benefits.

Requirements and qualifications for employers:  *    You must have reduced the normal weekly work hours by at least 10 percent, but by no more than 40 percent. ;*    The reduction must affect at least two out of all employees in the business, or a minimum of two employees in a certain unit.; *    You must have paid as much in premiums as we paid your former employees in unemployment insurance benefits. See the rate notice mailed in November.  Here are 2 forms you'll need for Work Share Employer Fact Sheet;   Rapid-Response Layoff-Transition Services

Check out the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Website for more information.

Artist Recovery Fund – Pikes Peak Community Foundation and Bee Vradenburg Foundation have partnered to provide emergency support for individual artists and creative professionals in El Paso and Teller Counties.

Pikes Peak Community Foundation - Emergency Relief Fund for Non-ProfitsThe Emergency Relief Fund for Non-Profits in El Paso and Teller County has been activated.

Funding opportunities highlighted by Community Resource Center

Other Information

Negotiate with your Landlord on your lease agreement

Contact your Utility Companies - ask about your options

Call Your Insurance Agent 

AVOID SCAMS - Online, Telephone or In Person

What if I can't pay bills 9 Options If Your Small Business Can't Pay Its Bill Due to Coronavirus

What if I want my employees to work from home Working Remote Checklist

Facebook Small Business Grants Program; Facebook announced a $100 million program to help small businesses as governments throughout the country urge gyms and restaurants to close their doors to slow the coronavirus pandemic.

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