Programs and Funding

  • This program commissions artwork for people to enjoy in publicly accessible areas inside and outside of state buildings.
  • This grant funds projects that help arts organizations and artists find solutions to civic and social challenges facing Colorado communities.
  • This do-it-yourself program helps communities prepare to become Colorado Creative Districts.
  • The Colorado Artist Relief Fund supports artists experiencing economic distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This program commissions artwork for people to enjoy in publicly accessible areas inside and outside of state buildings.
  • This complete guide helps anyone start and run a business in Colorado.
  • This program teaches cultural and community leaders how to handle change in organizations, communities, and their daily lives.
  • This grant helps organizations and communities create art and cultural activities through general operating support funding.
  • This program certifies communities that contribute to our state’s economy through creativity, culture, and the arts.
  • This annual event is for Colorado creatives to connect, learn, and be inspired.
  • This program commissions artwork for people to enjoy in publicly accessible areas inside and outside of state buildings.
  • The laureate advocates for poetry, literacy, and literature by participating in readings and other events at the state capitol, schools, libraries, and literary festivals.
  • SBDC TechSource helps Colorado companies by providing commercialization assistance and cybersecurity and risk management education.

  • 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 helps Colorado artists by highlighting their work through rotating art exhibitions to the State Capitol building.
  • This grant helps Colorado mid-career creative entrepreneurs and artists to grow their commercial creative business.
  • 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.
  • These awards honor community members for civic leadership and volunteerism in creative industries.
  • This registration tool is the official filing tool for the State of Colorado and the fastest way to register and manage a business.
  • This national competition helps high school students learn about poetry by memorizing and performing it.
  • 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 toolkit provides campaign materials that can be used to support shop local efforts.
  • 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.
  • 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 following lenders are possible sources of funding for small businesses in 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.

  • Free and low-cost training workshops to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper in Colorado.
  • This program helps small manufacturers across Colorado in all stages of business.
  • This program helps communities convert buildings into affordable living and work spaces for creatives.