Programs and Funding

  • This annual trade show helps businesses showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies.
  • This grant helps teams of Colorado-based advanced industries technology businesses and nonprofits develop new large-scale projects.
  • This grant helps Colorado-based advanced industries technology businesses develop and commercialize advanced technologies that will be created or manufactured in Colorado.
  • This grant helps Colorado-based advanced industries technology businesses who want to export or are currently exporting.
  • This tax credit encourages investments in advanced industries businesses by giving tax credits to investors.
  • This grant provides funding to help Colorado research institutions with applied research in advanced industries and to commercialize products and services in the private sector.
  • This program commissions artwork for people to enjoy in publicly accessible areas inside and outside of state buildings.
  • Brand USA is the destination marketing organization for the United States which works closely with the travel industry to maximize the economic and social benefits of travel.
  • The Cannabis Business Loan Fund is an opportunity for social equity licensed cannabis businesses to receive lending capital to build and improve their current business operations.
  • The Cannabis Business Office is excited to announce a new educational program that offers vertical specific content to social equity cannabis businesses at no cost.
  • 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.
  • This program allows eligible semiconductor and advanced manufacturing companies in Colorado to take a refund on specific types of earned credits.
  • This program provides eligible semiconductor companies access to specific types of Enterprise Zone income tax credits; Colorado municipalities and counties must establish a CHIPS Zone through application to the EDC before companies can access these benefits.
  • These loans provide up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This grant finances various projects across the state that create or revitalize mixed-use commercial centers.
  • This grant helps organizations and communities create art and cultural activities through general operating support funding.
  • 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 scholarship helps tourism professionals attend the Governor's Tourism Conference for the first time.
  • This scholarship helps college and university students attend the Governor's Tourism Conference for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Program will seek to catalyze regional technology development by making place-based investments, positioning Colorado competitively nationally and globally, in diverse Colorado regions and ecosystems with assets and resources to drive increased business attraction, net new job growth, and workforce development with a focus on equity and inclusion.
  • This tax credit helps rehabilitate historic, owner-occupied commercial properties.
  • 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 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 tax credit encourages investment in distressed areas of the state.
  • This tax exemption expands the Manufacturing Sales and Use Tax Exemption.
  • 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.
  • These scholarships help high school students pay for educational and experiential film programs.
  • This program supports HUBZone-certified small businesses in designated areas of the State by providing them with preferential treatment in awarding federal contracts.
  • These trade shows provide an opportunity for destination marketing organizations to join the Colorado booth.
  • This tax credit is an eight-year job creation incentive to support competitive, multi-state, or country relocation and expansion projects.
  • 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 up to 50% of eligible direct support costs, not to exceed $200,000 for hosting events in Colorado that take place on or before June 30, 2024.
  • This grant supports an annual workshop that helps motivate and inspire native students who are struggling to find a passion in high school.
  • This program will provide one-time scholarships to 2024 high school graduates and equivalent completers that reside in Colorado for use in the 2024-2025 academic year, and will prioritize those who pursue an in-demand or high-priority postsecondary pathway as indicated by Colorado’s labor market index data.
  • This program supports outdoor recreation business development through research, partnerships, trade shows, and trade and investment missions.
  • 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.
  • These partners share expertise with filmmakers and help attract productions to their communities.
  • This program helps fund large tourism projects to attract new visitors from out of state after the 2008 Great Recession. This program has awarded all funds.
  • This grant and tax credit helps new businesses start in or move into rural, economically distressed areas and hire new employees.
  • This scholarship pays for tourism entrepreneurs and small businesses to attend a Small Business Leading Edge Training.
  • This scholarship provides up to $500 to help rural tourism professionals learn and improve their skills.
  • This grant helps businesses and nonprofits create customized job training for employees.
  • The following lenders are possible sources of funding for small businesses in Colorado.


  • This grant helps small businesses expand internationally by funding international business development activities.
  • This cash incentive is a five-year program for competitive business expansion or relocation projects.
  • 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.
  • These missions promote foreign investment into Colorado and help Colorado companies become more globally competitive.