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
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
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
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.