Name/Relief OptionWebsiteNotes
Construction Company & Lodging Exemption Form (Gunnison County)
ALL construction-related businesses (from the building to the selling of a building) must complete this form and get a waiver from the county before continuing operations.
Region 10 Economic Disruption and Loan Program (Western Slope)
Business Loan funds- Dan Scinto 970-765-3126
Gunnison County Electric Association
Members will not be disconnected, no late fees will be applied until further notice; payment plans available
Sales Tax payment deferred by Town of Crested Butte970-349-5338Feb and March sales tax remittals to the Town are now deferred until May 18th.
Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley Local Relief Fund
Local recovery fund that is available to community-based organizations that have experience providing people and families with services and support
Gunnison County Property Taxes
The Gunnison County Treasurer’s office will accept the first half of the 2019 property taxes (originally due February 29, 2020) without delinquent interest from March 20 through April 20, 2020. First half property tax payments post‐marked by April 20, 2020 will be processed without delinquent interest. The full tax payment due by April 30, 2020 and the second half tax payment due by June 15, 2020 are not impacted by Executive Order D 2020 012 at this time. This may be modified or extended if additional action is taken by the Colorado State Legislature or the Governor.
Gunnison County Business Resources
More information on COVID-19 Industry Subgroups, Business and Community Resources
American Job Center Rapid Response Program
Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Rapid Response program. Rapid Response teams will meet with you to discuss your needs, help avert potential layoffs, and provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses.
Gunnison Valley Business Contact Information Form
The Gunnison Valley community would like to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic by making contributions directly to individual businesses' Paypal and Venmo accounts or to donation links on company websites. To help community members know how they can donate to your business, please complete the form below which will be listed on the Gunnison Valley Business Information Hub. Participation is voluntary and your information will be shared through social media and word of mouth advertising. If you have any questions please contact
Gunnison Valley Business Information Hub
The former "open/closed" business list, now a complete listing with ways to directly donate and support businesses throughout the valley.
Town of Crested Butte Small Business COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Town of Crested Butte has allocated $100,000, from reserves, for this grant program. Individual grant awards will be up to a maximum of $2,500.
Gunnison County "Pay It Forward Loan"
Gunnison County, in partnership with Region 10, established it's "Pay it Forward" COVID-19 Business Emergency Loan Fund to help assist businesses located in the Gunnison County impacted by COVID-19.
The Colorado Small Business Development Center
Regional SBDC contact: Nancy Murphy 970-765-3130
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)
Colorado Micro Loans for businesses with no more than 15 employees
CO COVID-19 Business Resource Center through the OEDIT
Includes information on the State of Emergency, paid sick leave, SBA disaster loans for small businesses, unemployment insurance, and more.
CO COVID-19 Small Business Alternative Funding through OEDIT
This list is designed as a resource for Colorado's small businesses to find access to alternative funding sources beyond EIDL, PPP and other federal loans and programs. For details on those resources, please visit or
Colorado Housing Finance Agency
Commerical Lending, Bank Credit Enhancements - Justin Vause,
Colorado Restaurant Association
Geared towards restaurants, but this site also includes good information for employees
Colorado Lending Source
Small Business Lender- Nicole Christianson-
Colorado Lending Source Small Business Emergency Loan
Colorado Lending Source has made loan funds available specifically for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are located in rural Colorado.
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Work Share Program
The Department is taking steps to reduce the impact of these claims on employers who have had to temporarily lay off staff due to closures or slowdown. CDLE is promoting paid leave, remote work and its programs like work-share as alternatives to lay-offs.Work Share Program - The Work-Share Program gives you an alternative to laying off your employees. It allows you to let your employees keep working, but with fewer hours. While they are working fewer hours, we pay them part of their regular unemployment benefits.
Colorado Assistance Fund Non-Profit Support
The CO Assistance Fund was established on March 11, 2020 to offer "immediate aid to nonrofit organizations supporting Colorado communitys, organizations,a nd individuals affected by the recent out break of COVID-19."
Colorado COVID Relief Fund through Help Colorado Now
This fund is for non-profits, governments, schools, and/or small businesses helping with COVID-19 relief. If your organization is in need of emergency funding to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in Colorado, please fill out the form, link attached. Once the application is live, we will contact you. Note: We understand many individuals and families have been affected by the outbreak already and more will continue to be affected. The Colorado Relief Fund is working to move resources to community-based organizations that are directly supporting local residents and families who are most affected by emerging health, economic, and social impacts of COVID-19. While the Fund is not able to provide grants to individuals, we will be funding community-based organizations that have experience and history of providing people and families with services and support. As we begin to award grants, we will post them on our website-
Colorado COVID Volunteer Request
If your Agency, organization, or non-profit would like to request the help of volunteers for roles or activities, please sign your Agency up here.
Startup Colorado Business Navigator Hotline
FEMA Colorado Covid-19 (EM-3436)
Financial Assistance and Related Links from FEMA.
Colorado Manufacturers Edge
Resources for Manufacturers
Rocky Mountain Health Foundation Rapid Response Grant Application
Rocky Mountain Health Foundation has established a $300,000 Rapid Response Grant to quickly deploy resources to serve the most vulnerable, with a focus on agencies responding to critical issues surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.
Colorado State Sales Tax Deadline Extension
Colorado retailers that are required to file a sales tax return and remit sales tax on April 20, 2020 may extend their filing and remittance deadline to May 20, 2020.
Colorado Housing Enterprises Small Business Loans
Colorado Housing Enterprises provides loans to small-business owners who cannot access affordable bank loans.
Colorado Enterprise Fund- VALOR Loan Program
Any honorably discharged US military veteran or Gold Star Family member (surviving spouse or child) who is a Colorado resident, plans to start or grow a business in Colorado, and is unable to obtain traditional bank financing.
Greenline Ventures Emergency Microloan Program
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they established the Greenline Emergency Microloan Program to provide much-needed funds to minority, women, or veteran-owned small businesses throughout Colorado that have been adversely impacted.
CHFA Manufacturer Financing
Industrial Development Bonds to access tax exempt interest rates.
CO Rural Academy for Tourism Mentor
CRAFT Mentor provides up to 50 free hours of mentoring for organizations or businesses wishing to advance a specific tourism-related goal or strategy.
University of CO Leeds School of Business - COventure Forward
Small business owners and entrepreneurs can gain access to the collective strength and assets of Colorado-based universities, mentors and faculty to help them navigate the current business environment.
April 15 tax payment date postponed by IRS
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.
Deferral of employment tax deposits and payments by IRS
Deferral of employment tax deposits and payments through December 31, 2020
Coronavirus Tax Relief for businesses and tax-exempt entities
Information on coronavirus (COVID-19) tax relief for businesses and tax-exempt entities.
Small Business Association (SBA) Diaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.The SBA is offering targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Small Business Association (SBA) Economic Injury Diaster Loan Emergency Advance
This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to small businesses, freelancers, and private non-profits that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties, and will not have to be repaid.
Federal Stimulus Package - CARES Act Bill
More information on small business debt relief, emergency economic injury disaster loan grants through the SBA, paycheck protection program through the SBA, entrepreneurial assistance and more.
Paycheck Protection Program
An SBA 7a loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Calculator
Calculator for PPP loan amounts. Please see the second sheet for docs that you should be collecting in preparation for submitting the application.
Employee Retention Tax Credit
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created a new employee retention tax credit for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of COVID-19.
Families First Act
Goes into effect on April 1st. This includes a payroll provision in which all employees on the payroll as of April 1 are eligible for 2 weeks of paid sick leave due to COVID-19 and up to 10 weeks of paid caregiver leave ("Family and Medical Leave") due to COVID-19. If this applies to you as a business owner (i.e. you still have employees on payroll), make sure you review the Act here and consider what is best for your business.
US Department of Labor
Q&A on common issues employers and employees face during Public Health Emergencies
US Dept of Housing & Urban Development Disaster Recovery Small Business Loan and Grant Proram Application and Checklist
From the website: "This application and checklist can be used to collect and process information from potential applicants... for review and approval. The document is geared toward small businesses need construction loans and garnts but may be modified for additional eligible activities."
USDA Rural Development
Variety of Grant and Loan Programs -Pattie Snidow -
USDA Business and Gauranteed Loan Program
This program bolsters the availability of private credit by guaranteeing loans for rural businesses.
Restore Your Economy
RestoreYourEconomy is your resource for up-to-date information related to COVID-19 and its economic impacts. It is managed by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with generous support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and IEDC's Economic Development Research Partners program.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
From the website: "Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate. We'll share more details as they become avialable."
Offering 0% Loans for small businesses up to $15,000. New borrowers may access a 6 month grace period.
Through Kabbage Payments, any business can sign up to sell gift certificates online, and anyone can purchase them to support participating small businesses.
Once registered, businesses can send a custom link to their customers and add a URL to their website.
Small Business Relief Initiative through Go Fund Me, Quickbooks, and Yelp
By creating or claiming your fundraiser on Go Fund Me, GFM will match $500 that you raise, through their Small Business Relief Grant.
COVID -19 Business Resource Center by Hello Alice
Updated daily, with real-world funding, resources, and support for small business owners adapting to the impacts of coronavirus.
Business For All Grant by Hello Alice
Apply for up to $200,000 in business grants and mentorship from leaders such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Bell, Rebecca Minkoff, and more. Lend your voice to advocate for small business in the U.S., and join the movement to give every American with an entrepreneurial spirit the support to follow their dreams.
Venturizehttps://venturize.orgResource for small business loans.
Head Start
The Office of Head Start has directed programs to continue to pay wages and benefits to staff impacted by COVID-19 closures until April 30th.
Amber Grants for Women
In 2020, the Amber Grant has been doubled to $4,000. Earn any Amber Grant through November, 2020, and you’ll be eligible for an additional $25,000 grant at the end of this year.
Differential Ventures Grant
Differential Ventures is announcing a grant program to support early-stage start-ups in the fields of data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning who are able to use their technology to aid in the global search for a resolution to COVID-19.
Save Small Business Fund through the US Chamber
The Save Small Business Fund is a grant making initiative offering short term relief for small employers in Gunnison and Mt. CB
Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund Grant
Verizon is offering grants to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available.
Schedulicity Grant
Starting April 1, they are giving away a $500 grant every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Any Schedulicity business can apply.
The Red Backpack Fund for Women
GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis.
New Media Ventures
"We are eager to invest in projects that are building movements, technology, and media for progressive power in a COVID-19 context"
PayPal Working Capital
PayPal Working Capital is based on your PayPal sales history, so you receive an amount that fits your business. "Flexible payments, one flat fee, no credit check"
Quickbooks Small Business Loans
QuickBooks Capital provides funding for QuickBooks small business customers. Revenue of at least $50,000 over the past 12 months.
RCAC Small Business Loans
RCAC’s Small Business Loan Program assists businesses to retain or create jobs and thus improve the economic condition of rural communities.
Shared Capital Cooperative
Shared Capital is offering emergency loans to cooperatives.
Square Capital Loan Program
Eligible Square sellers can get access to business loans from $500–$250,000. Log in to your Dashboard to see if your business has a loan offer.
Accion Small Business Loans
Links to loans for women-owned businesses, loans for minority-owned businesses, loans for food and beverage businesses, loans for startup businesses, loans for small businesses, loans for veteran-owned businesses, business loans for people with disabilities, loans for green businesses.
Google Ad Credits
Ad credits for small and medium sized businesses to stay in touch with their customers during this challenging time.
LISC Small Business Relief Grants
Thanks to support from funders like Verizon and Sam's Club, LISC is providing grants to small businesses effected by COVID19
Financial Planning: Rose Tocke, Edward Jones Investments
short-term help with positioning the resources you have to get through this and recover | long-term help with being better prepared for future unexpected events
5 Things You Can Be Doing to Help Your Business Now
You may be closed, you may have shortened hours. Here are things you can keep doing to help your business survive this crisis.
Tips and Resources for Dealing With COVID-19 Challenges for Retailers
Article from Total Retail including links and resources for the retail community.
AT&T Disaster Preparedness Services
From the website: "Our goal is to keep you connected to your critical processes, applications, data, work centers, and networks during major emergency events, so your business continues to run. We believe it’s vital for your business to plan for business continuity before an event happens—whether it’s a civil, natural, or health-related event. Be ready. We can help."
Verizon's response to COVID-19
From the website: "We’re committed to ensuring our customers have access to the most reliable networks and global solutions—now and in the days and weeks to come. As the situation evolves, we’re working closely with our employees, partners and suppliers to support ongoing business operations and serve our customers' needs"
The Colorado Small Business Development Center Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide
The SBDC created a Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide found here. After the natural disasters in the fall of 2013, the CO SBDC disaster relief team worked with federal, state and local resources to produce a comprehensive guide to assist Colorado businesses in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters and emergencies.
CSBDC COVID-19 Small Business Response Resource
Helping businesses in Colorado respond to the health crisis
Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency
Toolkit from the International Economic Development Council
CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
Plan, Prepare, and Respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019.
Colorado Enterprise Fund
CEF Guide to Business Continuity
Colorado Enterprise Fund
Guide to Lease Payment Negotiations
Guide to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. What Small Businesses Need to Know.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the largest financial assistance bill ever, includes provisions to help small businesses. Here are the highlights.
COVID-19 : Daily Updates for Small Businesses
As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, we know many small businesses have questions about implications in the workplace and funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time. We are compiling relevant tips and resources and information on new funding opportunities and policy developments that we are sharing on our website and through online presentations. We will be posting daily updates to this page with useful information about the ways small businesses can prepare for the impact of COVID-19 on their business and community.
CARES Act- Part 1- Blog from Colorado Lending Source
A Deep Dive into the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) of 2020 – Part 1
Bank of the West Payroll Protection Plan Info
Certified SBA lendor
Coronavirus Small Business Loan Guide and Checklist
Outlines the steps small businesses should take now and prepare to acess much-needed funds in order to help keep their workers on the the payroll.
FAQ on the Employee Retention Tax Credit under CARES Act
The Employee Retention Credit is a fully refundable tax credit for employers equal to 50 percent of qualified wages (including allocable qualified health plan expenses) that Eligible Employers pay their employees. This Employee Retention Credit applies to qualified wages paid after March 12, 2020, and before January 1, 2021. The maximum amount of qualified wages taken into account with respect to each employee for all calendar quarters is $10,000, so that the maximum credit for an Eligible Employer for qualified wages paid to any employee is $5,000.
COVID-19 Finance Assistance Network
Free assistance from finance professionals on what to do to respond to the COVID -19 induced business crisis and the various government programs that are available to help.
Credit Card Issuers offer Customer Assistance in Response to COVID19
Issuer assistance updates from American Express, Bank of America, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, Fifth Third Bank, Goldman Sachs (Apple Card), Navy Federal, Synchrony, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo.