Programs and Funding

  • This do-it-yourself program helps communities prepare to become Colorado Creative Districts.
  • This grant finances various projects across the state that create or revitalize mixed-use commercial centers.
  • This program certifies communities that contribute to our state’s economy through creativity, culture, and the arts.
  • Participants in the Colorado Dark Sky Certification Mentor program will receive 50 hours of free consulting from the IDA-Colorado to implement activities that reduce light pollution and protect access to Colorado’s incredible night skies.
  • This federal program encourages long-term investments in designated low-income communities by giving investors tax incentives for investing in real estate projects.
  • This program is a series of recovery programs that support Colorado tourism destinations and tourism industry associations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This is a four-month program and grant opportunity that supports destinations that are in the early stages of the place lifecycle.
  • This 6- to 8-month program that gives customized support for communities or regions to identify tourism priorities and work with a mentor on a specific tourism-related goal or strategy.
  • This program provides training and facilitated discussions for tourism destinations that want to advance a tourism-related strategy.
  • This program offers free help, through English and Spanish speaking consultants, to start or expand a business in Commerce City.
  • This program places creative arts therapies in the Pikes Peak region for veterans, service members, and their families and caregivers.
  • This toolkit offers a variety of crisis communications preparedness and recovery assets for communities and organizations impacted by natural disasters and tourism crisis situations.
  • This program encourages development in economically distressed areas of the state through tax incentives.
  • The Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media’s Rural Technical Assistance Program helps communities create new film festivals with expert guidance and small dollar grant awards.
  • These trade shows provide an opportunity for destination marketing organizations to join the Colorado booth.
  • Regional partners are committed to growing Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry, conserving public lands and waters, and connecting with local communities.
  • 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.
  • 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.