Programs and Funding

  • This tax credit encourages investments in advanced industries businesses by giving tax credits to investors.
  • This grant funds projects that help arts organizations and artists find solutions to civic and social challenges facing Colorado communities.
  • This program certifies communities that contribute to our state’s economy through creativity, culture, and the arts.
  • 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 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.
  • The program helps organizations and tourism businesses advertise to consumers through tour operators in other countries to promote their destinations.
  • 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.
  • This scholarship pays for tourism entrepreneurs and small businesses to attend a Small Business Leading Edge Training.
  • 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 rural Colorado.