Programs and Funding

  • This grant funds projects that help arts organizations and artists find solutions to civic and social challenges facing Colorado communities.
  • This program is a 6-month mentoring program to help small minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses understand and win government bids.
  • This do-it-yourself program helps communities prepare to become Colorado Creative Districts.
  • This complete guide helps anyone start and run a business in Colorado.
  • This program teaches cultural and community leaders how to handle change in organizations, communities, and their daily lives.
  • This program certifies communities that contribute to our state’s economy through creativity, culture, and the arts.
  • This program is a series of recovery programs that support Colorado tourism destinations and tourism industry associations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • As a part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act, the federal government passed the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) bill to fund small business credit support and investment programs.
  • This program helps tourism professionals grow their careers through an executive leadership program.
  • This program helps Colorado-based advanced industries technology businesses expand into other countries.
  • This four-month training program helps minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses develop and implement their global trading strategy.
  • The program helps organizations and tourism businesses advertise to consumers through tour operators in other countries to promote their destinations.
  • This program helps fund large tourism projects to attract new visitors from out of state after the 2008 Great Recession. This program has awarded all funds.
  • This program offers small businesses a free, one-hour consultation with a lawyer.
  • This grant provides funding for the technical development of tourism in rural Colorado and projects that develop the statewide tourism industry. 
  • This grant helps nonprofits, destination marketing organizations, municipalities, and counties market themselves to increase traveler spending in rural Colorado.
  • This toolkit helps communities spur Coloradans’ interest in exploring both urban and rural adventures to drive recovery.