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
Stay on top of public health information by visiting the Centers for Disease ControlCDC Website
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
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
USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities affected by COVID-19
Apply for disaster SBA BUSINESS LOAN - Completed SBA loan application (SBA Form 5; Tax Information Authorization (IRS Form 4506T; Complete copies of the most recent Federal Income Tax Return; Schedule of Liabilities; Personal Financial Statement; Income, balance sheet, and cash flow documents; Other information may also be requested
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
Federal Stimulus Package Info – Senate Cares Bill:
- CLICK HERE to learn about the Senate CARES bill small business provisions.
- CLICK HERE to learn about the Senate CARES bill tax provisions.
- CLICK HERE to learn about the Senate CARES bill health provisions.
- CLICK HERE to learn about the Senate CARES bill unemployment provisions.
- CLICK HERE to learn about the Senate CARES bill distressed industries provisions.
USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19 click here
Colorado State Information
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/
Office of Economic Development and International Trade - Your source for required Business Closings, Paid Sick Leave, SBA Disaster Loans and more
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) resource page for employers and job seekers https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/information-and-resources-coronavirus
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.
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.
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.
Check out the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Website for more information.
SBA and SBDC encourages small business owners to contact their lending institutions - listed are the local lending institutions
Ent Credit Union - 719-574-1100 or 800-525-9623
Vectra Bank - Shannon Anderson or Stephanie Alfieri - 719-687-3013
Community Banks of Colorado - 719.686.7381 Local Branch Number or direct to Sarah McAleer 719.270.7002
Central Bank & Trust - 719-228-1100
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.