Business Resources- COVID-19

Resources for Dacono Business Owners Impacted by COVID-19

NoCo Recovers- The intent of NoCo Recovers is to provide a single-source of up-to-date information on potential funding resources available to support the business community of Northern Colorado. 

Weld Business Recovery Program- Weld County and participating communities are providing funding for local grant programs and resources to support businesses that demonstrate financial stress or disrupted operations due to the public health crisis. The goal is to provide assistance to businesses that are trying to reopen and/or modify their business plans or facilities to serve customers in a safe way. 

  • Weld County Service Industry Relief Fund- The Weld County Service Industry Relief Fund seeks to provide financial assistance to eligible public-facing businesses located in Weld County that have been categorized as “high-risk” and mandated to close or substantially reduce services in response to guidelines issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment effective 11/20/20. 

Eastern Colorado Small Business Loan Program- For business located in rural Weld County communities (with a population less than 50,000). Colorado Lending Source in partnership with ZOMALAB and the Gates Family Foundation have established the Eastern Colorado Small Business Loan Fund with the goal to protect jobs and invest in our communities in the short, medium, and long-term. This fund was created to offer affordable loans to rural Colorado businesses and non-profits in eastern Colorado affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

U.S. Small Business Administration: The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations.

Paycheck Protection Program: An SBA-backed loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Public Health Guidance

Weld County Safer at Work Guidelines

Guidance for Businesses

COVID-19: Best Practices Guidelines Checklist

COVID-19 Best Practices to Reopen Business

COVID-19 Best Practices to Keep Employees Safe

Other Resources

Colorado COVID Relief Fund

COVID-19 Legal Assistance: Free legal advice and help for Colorado Small Businesses. 

Disaster Loan Assistance

The SBA provides emergency disaster loan assistance to eligible small businesses. Colorado Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have extensive information on eligibility and the application process on their websites. Each SBDC can provide knowledgeable, one-on-one, confidential business counseling related to choosing to apply and completing the application. Our local SBDCs include: East Colorado SBDC (Greeley), Larimer SBDC (Fort Collins) and Boulder SBDC. Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) has a Disaster Response Hotline for businesses that have immediate questions (303) 860-5881.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through March 31, 2021.

  1. Join East Colorado Small Business Development Center and FMS Bank for the Power of the PPP

    Join East Colorado Small Business Development Center and FMS Bank on March 9, 2021 at 9:00am online for the Power of the PPP webinar. Read on...
  2. SBA update: PPP Borrowers can use gross income

    The SBA issued new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) rules that allow self-employed individuals who file Form 1040, Schedule C, Profit or Loss From Business, to calculate their maximum loan amount using gross income instead of net profit. Read on...
  3. Weld County Business Recovery Program- Service Industry Relief.

    The initiative is intended to distribute approximately $2 million in Weld County support to eligible businesses in Weld County. Financial assistance will be provided on a need-based priority basis for all qualified applicants. Read on...
  4. COVID Relief Bill Extends Optional FFCRA Leave Through 3/31/21.

    In December, Congress passed a large appropriations bill containing $900B in COVID relief. The bill extends tax credits for eligible employers who voluntarily choose to allow employees to take leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Additional Info...
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