- May 11, 2018
We love small businesses, creative forces, and hard workers, and want you to be positive and optimistic.
We look forward to the day coming soon when there is a rise in small business because you had a moment of stillness and creativity.
Your time is coming, and until then we will work through the unsettling parts and focus on supporting each other.
We’re right here with you, contributing information and resources to make your journey at this time feel smoother, and more hopeful.
Resources are being added regularly – keep checking back. Please share this information!
UPDATED MAY 28, 2020
UC Health is offering accurate antibody testing in many Colorado communities. Click here to learn more.
Magic Johnson $100 million fund for minority and women-owned small businesses. Applications are through the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program), and are said to be specifically earmarked for small businesses most in need.
Colorado State University is offering a business short course series called “Rethink, Reinvent and Recover” to help businesses navigate the ‘new normal’ as a result of the pandemic. All classes are free but class size is limited. Details here. First class begins tomorrow – May 22.
Joy 4-All Hotline – callers can hear recorded jokes, poems, stories, and daily doses of kindness just by making a phone call! Created by students with those in isolation in mind. 877-569-4255.
The Grant Station website has an enormous number of available grants. Use their filter to narrow down your search.
Colorado Department of Economic Development has produced an impressive spreadsheet with links of economic resources (deferral, credit card/line of credit, grants, loans etc.).
PPP Loan Forgiveness – if you received PPP funding, you may be approaching the time when you have to apply for loan forgiveness. Some recent developments you may not be aware of are in the PPP tab below – please red – these are important to know! The forgiveness application form is here.
PPP Program: approximately $90 billion still available as of May 6, 2020. If you ALREADY have a PPP application in with your bank: Some banks are saying they are moving existing applications through their system to have them ready for the final steps, in preparation for the program’s second round of funding, so if you already had an application in with your bank for the PPP but didn’t get funds, stay hopeful – there is still some money waiting for disbursement.
Great article (May 11) regarding PPP and EIDL here.
Colorado Unemployment – If you were a traditional employee in the last 18 months whose employer took taxes from your paycheck, you should file a regular unemployment claim.
If you are unemployed and in the last 18 months were self-employed and responsible to pay taxes on your income, you should file for expanded unemployment benefits called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
Airline Cancellation and Change Policies. You can search by airline here.
Auto Insurance relief: Here’s a comprehensive summary of offers from auto insurance companies (scroll halfway down to see the full list of offers). Most offers are automatic credits to your premium (nice!).
What your Health insurance company is offering right now. See this search tool to learn what kinds of relief discounts are being offered.
Colorado Artist Relief Fund is OPEN until June 1st. Click here to submit.
ALSO: Weld and Larimer Counties Colorado Relief Fund – Musicians and Music Industry workers residing in Weld and Larimer counties should apply for funding through Bohemian Foundation’s NOCO Music Relief Fund in lieu of applying to the CO Artist Relief Fund mentioned above.
Those who did not file tax returns using a direct deposit method of receiving a refund check will get paper checks. If you did not file in 2018 or 2019 OR you don’t have direct deposit information on file with the IRS, you can request the stimulus check by clicking here. Questions? Here are answers.
NEW: Tax Relief: the most important coronavirus-related federal tax relief measures — including some that can result in big tax refunds
NOTE: all negative credit reporting has been suspended until COVID-19 has passed.