Programs and Funding

  • 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.
  • Participants in the Colorado Dark Sky Certification Mentor program will receive 70 hours of free consulting support from DarkSky 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 fund provides helps small to medium-sized businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic get loans.
  • This loan helps businesses in rural areas by giving loans and loan guarantees.
  • This grant helps Colorado communities plan economic development projects that create or retain permanent jobs.
  • This program encourages development in economically distressed areas of the state through tax incentives.
  • This grant funds the creation, documentation, presentation, and/or teaching of folk and traditional arts.
  • This program supports HUBZone-certified small businesses in designated areas of the State by providing them with preferential treatment in awarding federal contracts.
  • The Colorado Just Transition Action Plan provides more information on the Just Transition communities themselves, and it provides recommendations on supporting coal transition workers who are or will be laid off by connecting them with job and training opportunities, local, state, and federal resources, quality jobs, and more.
  • This grant provides marketing funds to help rural areas attract out-of-state companies to create new jobs in their communities.
  • These partners share expertise with filmmakers and help attract productions to their communities.
  • 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.
  • This grant provides funding to support projects that develop, enhance or better manage visitor experiences.
  • This grant provides funding to support tourism marketing and promotional campaigns.
  • This program provides funding to eligible applicants to support the economic recovery of the travel and tourism industry in Colorado through the execution of tourism marketing and promotional campaigns.