COVID-19 Business Resource List
The Brighton EDC is committed to providing resources to the Brighton business community during this difficult time. Below is a list of resources and resource providers who may be able to provide additional assistance and guidance. We also encourage Brighton businesses to frequent the City of Brighton’s website at https://www.brightonco.gov/1503/COVID-19-Assistance for more information on the measures we are taking to protect our community. Check back frequently for new resources as they become available.
Last Update made on 6/2/2021
Current Resources Available
U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) - https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options
The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
America's SBDC Federal Resources for Small Businesses -
The official federal resource website for U.S. small businesses affected by COVID-19 where you can view relevant federal agency resources, access the latest news, and search for a small business advisor near you.
Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (COEDIT) - https://choosecolorado.com/covid19/
The resources in this link provide state and federal COVID-19 announcements, programs, and information relevant to Colorado businesses.
City of Brighton COVID-19 Resources - https://www.brightonco.gov/1503/COVID-19-Assistance
This page provides information on financial and other assistance available to the businesses, residents, nonprofits, and community groups. Click here for Spanish.
Adams County Emergency Rental Assistance Program - https://adamscountycovid19.org/adams-county-emergency-rental-assistance-program
The Adams County ERA Program might be able to help eligible renters with past-due rent, utilities, and future rent payments. Landlords with tenants behind on rent may submit the tenant’s contact information on behalf of the tenant through the Adams County ERA Program Landlord portal. Tenants will be notified and may apply for assistance. The Adams County ERA Program is supported in whole by federal award number ERA0099, awarded to Adams County, State of Colorado by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Adams County Business & Economic Development - http://www.adcogov.org/business-and-economic-development-resources
Adams County Economic Development is working with all relevant local, state, and federal partners during this period of COVID-19 to support our businesses and ensure long-term economic vitality.
North Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - https://northmetrosbdc.com/coronavirus/
The North Metro SBDC has compiled a list of resources and tools designed to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Colorado Restaurant Association - https://www.corestaurant.org/resources/coronavirus-resources
The Colorado Restaurant Association is the leading trade organization for restaurants and bars and has compiled a list of resources to assist businesses within that industry.
This loan is not intended to compete with the SBA CARES Act loans. Rather, CEF’s loan program aligns with the underwriting and approval process and standards of the CARES Act loans so borrowers may use a similar process to apply for both. CEF’s goal is to guide borrowers through the process of applying for both sources of funding, providing the financial support they need as they wait to access federal emergency relief programs. This loan can also stand alone for the up to six-year term as another resource for businesses that do not qualify or cannot access SBA CARES Act funding programs.
Brighton Hearts the Arts -
The Brighton Urban Renewal Authority (BURA) created the Brighton Hearts the Arts rental assistance grant program to help local artists with the cost of rent who occupy physical space in the downtown urban renewal area. The program is open to arts-focused nonprofits, as well as for-profit art galleries and art studios. Artists can apply for a grant that will cover up to 50% of their annual or monthly lease, not to exceed $15,000 annually per award. The program will be seeded with $25,000 for FY 2021 and grant funding will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Impact Charitable -
Tens of thousands of workers in Colorado won't receive stimulus checks or other Federal financial aid. These are the undocumented and other workers in our community that have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, and they need our help. They are not eligible for both unemployment insurance and the Federal stimulus funds. Together with trusted non-profit partners that specifically serve lower wage workers and undocumented immigrants, Impact Charitable is hosting The Left Behind Workers Fund that will disperse payments of $1,000 to those impacted by the pandemic. Our goal is to empower people who do not have access to any relief programs, to address their most pressing needs (food, rent, bills, health, transportation, etc.) Applications are available in both English and Spanish.
Google for Small Business COVID-19 Resources -
Google's curation of useful tools for small to medium sized business owners on how to keep your customers informed, adjust your advertising, run your business remotely, and continue to adapt to new customer behavior.
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment in conjunction with the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center - https://covid19.colorado.gov
The State of Colorado has put together a helpful site for Colorado residents to better understand what they can and should do during the COVID-19 pandemic. Including information on current restrictions, vaccination rates, and how to information for businesses and residents of Colorado.
Help Colorado Now - https://helpcoloradonow.org/
This website in partnership with Governor Jared Polis's office has outlined the various ways that businesses and individuals can help during the ongoing global pandemic. Including
OnwardCO which is an initiative of companies, foundations, and humans to get Colorado workers displaced by COVID-19 essential life services and back to work as quickly as possible.
SBA Scams and Fraud Schemes Information - https://www.sba.gov/document/report-sba-programs-scams-fraud-alerts?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
The Office of Inspector General recognizes that we are facing unprecedented times and is alerting the public about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration in response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the largest financial assistance bill to date, includes provisions to help small businesses. Fraudsters have already begun targeting small business owners during these economically difficult times. Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud, and phishing.
Startup Colorado - https://startupcolorado.org/
Silicon Flatiron's FREE peer-to-peer network of entrepreneurs, small business owners, funders, and business support agents is built by rural, for rural. Startup Colorado is more than a mission; it’s a movement to support your right to start and it belongs to everyone.
Rise - https://www.comcastrise.com/
Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment. These are the cornerstones of Comcast RISE, a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses.
Energize Colorado - https://energizecolorado.com/
We’re a nonprofit dedicated to helping Coloradans recover and rise from the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by inspired innovators we’re working to build the next economy — one that serves all Coloradans, across racial and economic divides.
When a farmer and rancher is facing a crisis, it can create an emotional toll on every aspect of life. From paying bills, to feeding their children, caring for the livestock and crops, retirement options, and even what they will be able to leave their heirs, the worry and anxiety can be overwhelming. The agricultural community has always come together to help our neighbors in a time of need and that is what this effort is all about: pulling together to help others through this stressful time. Please reach out to the Colorado Crisis Services if you, or someone you love, is struggling.