For Businesses - Eligibility & Process

Recover Colorado Business Grant and Loan Program

The Recover Colorado Business Grant & Loan program is for businesses affected by the flood.

In response to public input to the state's Action Plan, the program has been expanded to to reflect the high demand and need of the Colorado business community.

The applications and program guidelines will be available January 2, 2015, for the Colorado CDBG-DR Recover Colorado Business Grant and Loan Program.  Below is a map of the application, funding and distribution of funds process.

How do eligible groups apply for CDBG-DR funds?

  • Grants will be distributed on a first come first served basis.  However, priority will be given to businesses that create or retain low and moderate income jobs and to ensuring 80% of the grants go to the three most impacted counties Boulder, Larimer and Weld with geographic distribution across these areas.
  • The checklist for application requirements can be found here.
  • To apply for assistance, please review the instructions, then click here.

 

Who is eligible?
Small businesses, non-profits and units of government that suffered substantial loss due to the floods.

 

Who do I contact with questions about the application process?
Resources available in your area (by county):
Adams | Arapahoe | Boulder | Clear Creek | Crowley | Denver | El Paso | Fremont | Gilpin | Jefferson | Lake | Larimer | Lincoln | Logan | Morgan | Sedgwick | Washington | Weld

Agriculture Grant Program

The agriculture grant program can include, but is not limited to, debris removal, private lateral ditch and irrigation work, equipment repair/replacement, soil restoration, seasonal employment assistance, storage structures, crop loss and noxious weed prevention for agricultural businesses affected by the floods.

In response to public input to the state's Action Plan, this program will continue to provide relief to agricultural businesses by allocating an additional $4,500,000 to the Agricultural Grant Program.

Updated applications and program guidelines are forthcoming.

Applicants are required to schedule an appointment with Lara Duran, Agricultural Flood Recovery Grant Manager, Colorado Department of Agriculture. To schedule, please click here.

How do agricultural businesses apply for CDBG-DR funds?

agfloodsgrants@state.co.us

Or fax to:
303-466-2867
Attn: Agricultural Flood Recovery Grant Program
 
Or mail to:
305 Interlocken Parkway, Broomfield, CO  80021
Attn: Agricultural Flood Recovery Grant Program
 
Required supporting documentation may include photocopies of:
  • Third party paid receipts
  • Third party unpaid invoices
  • Third party contract bid estimates
  • Third party cleared checks
  • Third party bank statements
  • Third party Certified Public Accountant financial statements
  • Employee wage/salary certification
  • Owners household income certification
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineer permits
  • Rejection or award letters from other financial sources
All required supporting documentation must include the following information clearly written at the top of each document submitted:
  • Name of the agricultural business
  • "Paid" or "Unpaid" as of (date)

Who is eligible?

 

Who do I contact with questions about the application process?
Resources available in your area (by county):
Adams | Arapahoe | Boulder | Clear Creek | Crowley | Denver | El Paso | Fremont | Gilpin | Jefferson | Lake | Larimer | Lincoln | Logan | Morgan | Sedgwick | Washington | Weld

Tourism Grants

The Tourism Marketing Grant Program will assist Non‐profit and quasi‐governmental entities to promote tourism and visitor‐related jobs, job retention and/or economic impact in the Flood Designated Disaster Area as previously defined. These marketing promotional grant funds will be distributed to entities that have tourism and visitor related business communities in their jurisdictions that have suffered concentrated economic losses that have a large impact on the local economy relative to the size of the community. The tourism marketing program will ensure that business recovery efforts in the impacted area, many of which will be funded by CDBG‐DR and other federal funds are adequately supported to make them successful and ensure a positive return on public investments.

The State has allocated an additional $728,300 of the CDBG‐DR funds for marketing to reestablish tourism in the affected area. Funds for the program may be used for advertising or marketing campaigns or for support of events and activities to drive tourists or visitors to come to impacted areas and support local economies.

In response to public input to the state's Action Plan, the state has requested a waiver to implement the Tourism Marketing Program. If this waiver is approved by HUD, applications and program guidelines will be available during the first quarter of 2015.

 

How do eligible groups apply for CDBG-DR funds?

  • Grants will be distributed on a competitive basis based on the quality of the proposal, the reliance of the area on tourism, and the impact of the disasters.
  • To download an application, click here.
  • Program Guidelines & Application (Due June 24, 2014)

 

Who is eligible?
Non-profits and quasi-governmental entities promoting the recovery and long term viability of areas or communities that suffered substantial loss due to the September 2013 floods.

 

Who do I contact with questions about the application process?
Colorado OEDIT Office, CDBG-DR Program
1625 Broadway, Suite 2700
Denver, CO 80202
George Bistany
george.bistany@state.co.us
303-892-3815