Programs and Funding

  • These grants provide $7.5 million to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • This grant finances various projects across the state that create or revitalize mixed-use commercial centers.
  • This grant provides grants to individual artists for specific, definable projects that connect artists and organizations to local initiatives.
  • This incentive encourages film production in Colorado with a performance-based rebate for up to 20% of qualified expenses.
  • 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 provides 50 hours of free consulting and technical assistance for tourism-related entities and communities that want to advance a specific tourism-related goal or strategy.
  • 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.
  • Connect2DOT helps small businesses in the transportation industry bid and contract with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and other local transportation agencies.
  • This program places creative arts therapies in the Pikes Peak region for veterans, service members, and their families and caregivers.
  • An annual day-long event for businesses to learn about cybersecurity and risk management.
  • This grant helps Colorado organizations that support economic development maintain operations and economic recovery efforts.
  • The consultant can answer questions you may have about becoming an employee-owned company.
  • The peer network connects businesses considering employee ownership with already converted companies.
  • This grant reimburses businesses the funds to offset transition costs for Colorado businesses converting to an employee ownership structure.
  • This program encourages development in economically distressed areas of the state through tax incentives.
  • This grant helps local colleges, universities, and high schools fund a specific film project for students.
  • This grant provides financial support to help communities start and host successful film festivals in Colorado.
  • This initiative provides technical assistance to help communities attract film production and prepare them for production activities.
  • This grant provides marketing funds to help rural areas attract out-of-state companies to create new jobs in their communities.
  • This incentive provides a 10% cash rebate against eligible hard costs for hosting meetings and events in Colorado that take place on or after July 1, 2021 and on or before December 31, 2022.
  • This registration tool is the official filing tool for the State of Colorado and the fastest way to register and manage a business.
  • This grant provides up to $2,000 to help communities develop opportunity zone projects.
  • This grant provides up to $10,000 to help communities develop opportunity zone projects.
  • Identify which certifications will help your small minority, veteran- and women-owned business bid on and win contracts with local, state, and federal governments.
  • This center provides technical assistance to businesses sell products and services to the federal, state, and local governments.
  • These partners share expertise with filmmakers and help attract productions to their communities.
  • This program helps economically distressed communities attract new businesses and jobs.
  • This program provides free technical assistance, consulting, and funding to help rural communities create economic development strategies.
  • Our consultants and partners can assist with disaster loan applications, long-term planning, insurance navigation, physical and economic loss estimations, business preparedness, and more.
  • This program allows screenwriters to submit one original screenplay, television pilot, or short script per year for a free critique.
  • This grant helps businesses and nonprofits create customized job training for employees.
  • Free one-on-one consulting services to help you build a successful business at 15 community-based full-time centers and more than 70 part-time centers across Colorado.
  • The Small Business Navigator can answer questions you may have about federal, state, and local licensing requirements.
  • These free resources help small businesses by providing checklists, templates, tips, and questions to consider.

  • This program helps communities convert buildings into affordable living and work spaces for creatives.
  • This grant helps small businesses expand internationally by funding international business development activities.
  • This grant helps nonprofits, destination marketing organizations, municipalities, and counties market themselves to increase traveler spending in rural Colorado.