Programs and Funding

  • This grant helps Colorado-based advanced industries technology businesses who want to export or are currently exporting.
  • This grant funds projects that help arts organizations and artists find solutions to civic and social challenges facing Colorado communities.
  • 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.
  • These loans provide up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • These grants provide $7.5 million to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • This grant finances various projects across the state that create or revitalize mixed-use commercial centers.
  • This free certification helps frontline workers become Colorado experts and grow their Colorado-style hospitality.
  • This program certifies communities that contribute to our state’s economy through creativity, culture, and the arts.
  • This credit enhancement is for businesses that typically struggle to get access to a bank loan.
  • These loans help start-ups and small businesses that are underserved by traditional debt markets.
  • This federal program encourages long-term investments in designated low-income communities by giving investors tax incentives for investing in real estate projects.
  • This program is a series of recovery programs that support Colorado tourism destinations and tourism industry associations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This fund provides helps small to medium-sized businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic get loans.
  • This is a four-month program and grant opportunity that supports destinations that are in the early stages of the place lifecycle.
  • 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 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 reimburses businesses the funds to offset transition costs for Colorado businesses converting to an employee ownership structure.
  • This program encourages development in economically distressed areas of the state through tax incentives.
  • This grant provides financial support to help communities start and host successful film festivals in Colorado.
  • This grant provides marketing funds to help rural areas attract out-of-state companies to create new jobs in their communities.
  • This incentive provides a 10% cash rebate against eligible hard costs for hosting meetings and events in Colorado that take place on or after July 1, 2021 and on or before December 31, 2022.
  • This grant provides up to $2,000 to help communities develop opportunity zone projects.
  • This grant provides up to $10,000 to help communities develop opportunity zone projects.
  • This program supports outdoor recreation business development through research, partnerships, trade shows, and trade and investment missions.
  • Identify which certifications will help your small minority, veteran- and women-owned business bid on and win contracts with local, state, and federal governments.
  • 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.
  • 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 grant provides funding for the technical development of tourism in rural Colorado and projects that develop the statewide tourism industry. 
  • This grant helps nonprofits, destination marketing organizations, municipalities, and counties market themselves to increase traveler spending in Colorado.