Programs and Funding

  • This annual trade show helps businesses showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies.
  • This program is a 6-month mentoring program to help small minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses understand and win government bids.
  • Las certificaciones ayudan a las pequeñas empresas propiedad de minorías, veteranos y mujeres a ofertar y a ganar contratos con los gobiernos locales, estatales y el gobierno federal.
  • This program certifies communities that contribute to our state’s economy through creativity, culture, and the arts.
  • This credit enhancement is for businesses that typically struggle to get access to a bank loan.
  • This fund provides helps small to medium-sized businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic get loans.
  • The Colorado Startup Loan Fund provides loan capital to mission-based lenders to provide loans to Colorado entrepreneurs and small business owners needing capital to start, restart, or restructure a business, and those who are not able to obtain a loan from traditional lenders.
  • This program offers free help, through English and Spanish speaking consultants, to start or expand a business in Commerce City.
  • This grant helps Colorado communities plan economic development projects that create or retain permanent jobs.
  • This loan helps businesses in rural areas by giving loans and loan guarantees.
  • Este programa ofrece servicios gratuitos de asesoría personalizados para ayudarle a conocer todas las certificaciones puestas a su disposición como propietario de un negocio de minorías, de mujeres o de veteranos.
  • This grant provides funding to Colorado businesses that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and did not receive meaningful access to federal loans and grants under the CARES Act.
  • This grant funds the creation, documentation, presentation, and/or teaching of folk and traditional arts.
  • This award recognizes minority-owned for-profit businesses that contribute to the economic diversity and success of minority communities in Colorado.
  • This program supports HUBZone-certified small businesses in designated areas of the State by providing them with preferential treatment in awarding federal contracts.
  • International Trade Readiness for Small Businesses online training course provides a peek into resources available through our partners at the World Trade Center Denver to reach international markets.
  • Minority-, women- or veteran-owned businesses can receive free one-on-one consulting services to help you understand all of the certifications available to you.
  • This directory is Colorado’s most comprehensive database of certified minority-owned businesses.
  • Identify which certifications will help your small minority, veteran- and women-owned business bid on and win contracts with local, state, and federal governments.
  • Este programa ofrece consultas en inglés y español a todos los pequeñas negocios sobre una variedad de temas que incluyen cómo iniciar un negocio, financiamiento, desarrollo de negocios, certificaciones gubernamentales, además de ser esa conexión para usted con nuestra comunidad local.
  • El Programa entrega recursos para negocios en Colorado que fueron desproporcionadamente impactados por la pandemia de COVID-19 y no han tenido un acceso significativo a programas de préstamo o subsidios a nivel federal o estatal bajo los recursos de CARES Act.
  • This grant and tax credit helps new businesses start in or move into rural, economically distressed areas and hire new employees.
  • This program provides free technical assistance, consulting, and funding to help rural communities create economic development strategies.
  • This program helps communities convert buildings into affordable living and work spaces for creatives.
  • The VCA partners with professional fund managers to make seed and early-stage equity investments in Colorado startups to grow Colorado's innovative ecosystem and to create quality job opportunities.