Programs and Funding

  • This program is a 6-month mentoring program to help small minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses understand and win government bids.
  • 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 program certifies communities that contribute to our state’s economy through creativity, culture, and the arts.
  • 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.
  • 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 four-month training program helps minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses develop and implement their global trading strategy.
  • This award recognizes minority-owned for-profit businesses that contribute to the economic diversity and success of minority communities in Colorado.
  • Minority-, women- or veteran-owned businesses can receive free one-on-one consulting services to help you understand all of the certifications available to you.
  • This program offers small businesses a free, one-hour consultation with a lawyer.