Programs and Funding

  • This scholarship provides up to $500 to help rural tourism professionals learn and improve their skills.
  • 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 toolkit provides campaign materials that can be used to support shop local efforts.
  • This event projects short works from Colorado filmmakers onto exterior walls and other city surfaces in Denver's RiNo neighborhood for eight days.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This program offers small businesses a free, one-hour consultation with a lawyer.
  • 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 toolkit can be used by communities to promote Colorado's ski industries and winter destinations.
  • 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 cash incentive is a five-year program for competitive business expansion or relocation projects.
  • This cooperative or co-op allows tourism partners to participate in upcoming photography shoots.
  • This award honors a frontline tourism worker from each of Colorado’s eight travel regions.
  • This grant provides funding for the technical development of tourism in rural Colorado and projects that develop the statewide tourism industry. 
  • This toolkit helps tourism partners meet with their legislators to discuss tourism and its economic benefits.
  • This grant helps nonprofits, destination marketing organizations, municipalities, and counties market themselves to increase traveler spending in rural Colorado.
  • This program helps Colorado tourism partners maximize their advertising and marketing dollars through group purchasing of media buys.
  • The Colorado Tourism Office produces and distributes two print publications called the Official Colorado State Vacation Guide and Love, Colorado magazine.
  • These promotions help tourism partners and small businesses take advantage of public relations connections to help them market themselves.
  • This program helps promote content through Visit Colorado's social media pages to help share your destination with residents and visitors.
  • These missions promote foreign investment into Colorado and help Colorado companies become more globally competitive.
  • The VCA partners with professional fund managers to make seed and early-stage equity investments in Colorado startups to grow Colorado's innovative ecosystem and to create quality job opportunities.
  • This program allows your organization to showcase tailored advertising messages on a digital screen within the interior walls of Colorado Welcome Centers.
  • This toolkit helps communities spur Coloradans’ interest in exploring both urban and rural adventures to drive recovery.