Small Business Resources for COVID-19

The most up-to-date information and resources for Colorado small businesses responding to the current health crisis can be found on the two links below.

STATE – Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource center
SBDC – COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources

Businesses seeking technical assistance or consulting regarding how to prepare and/or recover during an economic disruption should contact the Grand Junction SBDC by registering for free business coaching.

Register for Coaching

Funding Opportunities

For the most up-to-date information regarding funding opportunities for Colorado small businesses, nonprofits, freelancers, and independent contractors, go here.

Local Funding Opportunities

This loan’s purpose is to provide funds for working capital, equipment, and/or inventory to be used to directly support companies responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

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The purpose of the Fruita Small Business Emergency Assistance Fund is to assist qualifying Fruita small businesses who are facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is a partnership between the City of Fruita and the Business Incubator Center.

Loans from this fund will provide gap funding for small businesses located within the city limits of Fruita to cover up to two month’s cost of operations.

Please note: Applications will be processed in the order they are received until funding is fully allocated.

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Loan Application »

On May 6, 2020, the City of Grand Junction established the Grand Junction Business Stabilization and Recovery Fund to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. Loans will be equal to the lesser of 50% of two-months of Approved Uses  or $7,500 maximum. The fund will be administered as a revolving loan fund. Loans may be forgivable subject to approval and performance by the borrower on the terms and conditions that follow.

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Other Funding Opportunities

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate.

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Business Support Groups & Pages

Grand Valley Business Support – A Facebook group to help the business community support each other as well as share resources and information in real time.

Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce Take Out Tool Kit – A list of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops to keep you connected with any business who is continuing to offer take out, curbside, and/or delivery services.

Additional Resources

Small Business Administration

Colorado Department of Labor & Employment

  • Emergency Paid Leave Rule – This rule is meant to limit the spread of highly contagious disease and enables workers in at-risk occupations to access testing.
  • Unemployment Insurance – During layoffs, all employees are encouraged to apply for unemployment insurance. Those who are job-attached (meaning workers will be expected to return after a separation of up to 16 weeks) should file as “job-attached.”
  • Work-Share Program may allow certain employees who have had reduced hours to claim partial unemployment benefits.
  • Layoff/Separations

Other Resources