Disaster Recovery & Relief

The Colorado SBDC Network is here to help businesses who have been affected by recent disasters in Colorado including response to the current health care crisis: COVID-19. Our consultants and partners, including the SBA, provide services to assist with disaster loan applications, long-term planning, physical and economic loss estimations, businesses preparedness, and more. The Colorado SBDC Network is not a health organization. For the latest news regarding the current health situation, COVID-19, consider the following resources:

Consulting & Disaster Recovery

The Colorado SBDC Network will assist businesses affected by recent and current disasters. Our office, East CO SBDC, will transition to virtual consulting starting March 16th – May 9th. This practice will continue to be reviewed and updated based on current recommendations and our host organization’s policies (Monfort College of Business at UNC).

The Small Business Administration is working to launch an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Program. Check back for new updates.

Prepare, Respond, Recover

Any economic down turn can become a burden for business. The risks of starting or operating your own business are magnified – it is scary, uncomfortable, and uncertain. There are many resources dedicated to assisting businesses at the federal, state, and local levels. The Colorado SBDC Network will continue to provide assistance throughout the current health crisis: COVID-19. While practice social distancing, where applicable and possible, review these resources:

Disaster Recovery & Continuity Guide

After the natural disasters in the fall of 2013, the Colorado SBDC Disaster Relief Team worked with federal, state, and local resources to produce a comprehensive guide to assist Colorado businesses.

COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources

The Colorado SBDC Network put together a guide to help businesses navigate available resources amid the current health crisis.

Access to Capital

Many organizations have been working to create and provide access to disaster capital for businesses impacted by COVID-19. This is by no means a comprehensive list. We will strive to continuously update this section with reliable sources of disaster capital. We recommend reviewing all eligibility requirements and capital criteria in order to make the best decision for your business.

  • Colorado businesses can now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan. For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservices@sba.gov.
  • Help Colorado Now has raised $7.7 million dollars from nearly 4,000 individuals, foundations, and companies. The learn more about eligibility and apply!
  • El Pomar Foundation announced the establishment of the Colorado Assistance Fund (CAF). CAF is a $1 million fund offering immediate aid to nonprofit organizations supporting Colorado communities, organizations and individuals affected by the recent outbreak of COVID-19.
  • Facebook announced a $100 million program to help small businesses as governments throughout the country urge gyms and restaurants to close their doors to slow the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The nonprofit organization Kiva provides 0% interest loans to small businesses worldwide. They are expanding eligibility and the amount of loans provided during this crisis.

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/unemployment

  •  If you are preparing to file, double-check when you can file and file on that day. Save often!

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/eligibility

  • The bottom of this page define what a job attached means.

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/layoffassistance

Office Update

Our office has transitioned to virtual consulting. This practice will continue to be reviewed and updated based on current recommendations and our host organization’s policies (Monfort College of Business at UNC).

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