Programs and Funding

  • This program certifies communities that contribute to our state’s economy through creativity, culture, and the arts.
  • This federal program encourages long-term investments in designated low-income communities by giving investors tax incentives for investing in real estate projects.
  • This is a four-month program and grant opportunity that supports destinations that are in the early stages of the place lifecycle.
  • This 6- to 8-month program that gives customized support for communities or regions to identify tourism priorities and work with a mentor on a specific tourism-related goal or strategy.
  • 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 encourages development in economically distressed areas of the state through tax incentives.
  • Regional partners are committed to growing Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry, conserving public lands and waters, and connecting with local communities.
  • These partners share expertise with filmmakers and help attract productions to their communities.
  • This grant and tax credit helps new businesses start in or move into rural, economically distressed areas and hire new employees.
  • This program provides free technical assistance, consulting, and funding to help rural communities create economic development strategies.
  • This program helps communities convert buildings into affordable living and work spaces for creatives.