Programs and Funding

  • This program provides technical assistance and small grants to Colorado small businesses to help businesses legally establish themselves.
  • This grant is available to eligible social equity licensed cannabis businesses. Eligible businesses may apply within two categories: foundational and growth.
  • This event brings top industry leaders in film, television, and digital media to visit high school and college classrooms across the state.
  • This credit enhancement helps small and medium-sized businesses in Colorado access loans that they would otherwise not get because they do not have enough collateral.
  • These loans provide up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • These grants provide $7.5 million to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • This credit enhancement is for businesses that typically struggle to get access to a bank loan.
  • This road show hosts events across the state to premiere Colorado Experience episodes in communities where the historical documentary series was filmed.
  • This directory helps our state's film industry workforce showcase their skills and services to producers who are considering filming here.
  • This incentive encourages film production in Colorado with a performance-based rebate for up to 20% of qualified expenses.
  • This database of filmable locations across Colorado allows filmmakers to search by town, county, and type of location.
  • These loans help start-ups and small businesses that are underserved by traditional debt markets.
  • 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 fund provides helps small to medium-sized businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic get loans.
  • This is a four-month program and grant opportunity that supports destinations that are in the early stages of the place lifecycle.
  • This fund provides loans and small grants 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 reimburses businesses the funds to offset transition costs for Colorado businesses converting to an employee ownership structure.
  • 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 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 grant provides up to 50% of eligible direct support costs, not to exceed $200,000 for hosting events in Colorado that take place on or before December 31, 2022.
  • This directory is Colorado’s most comprehensive database of certified minority-owned businesses.
  • This grant supports an annual workshop that helps motivate and inspire native students who are struggling to find a passion in high school.
  • 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.