Programs and Funding

  • This annual trade show helps businesses showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies.
  • This grant funds projects that help arts organizations and artists find solutions to civic and social challenges facing Colorado communities.
  • This program provides technical assistance and small grants to Colorado small businesses to help businesses legally establish themselves.
  • 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.
  • This program commissions artwork for people to enjoy in publicly accessible areas inside and outside of state buildings.
  • 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 grant helps organizations and communities create art and cultural activities through general operating support funding.
  • This grant provides funding to individual artists for specific, definable projects that connect artists and organizations to local initiatives.
  • 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.
  • This registration is offered to businesses with at least 20% of the company owned by workers of the business.
  • These loans help start-ups and small businesses that are underserved by traditional debt markets.
  • This position recognizes and supports Colorado musicians whose public service improves Colorado economically, socially, and culturally.
  • This federal program encourages long-term investments in designated low-income communities by giving investors tax incentives for investing in real estate projects.
  • 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 helps small to medium-sized businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic get loans.
  • 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 grant helps Colorado communities plan economic development projects that create or retain permanent jobs.
  • This loan helps businesses in rural areas by giving loans and loan guarantees.
  • This grant provides funding to Colorado businesses that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and did not receive meaningful access to federal loans and grants under the CARES Act.
  • 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 award honors Colorado-based companies that have exported products or services for at least two years.
  • This award recognizes minority-owned for-profit businesses that contribute to the economic diversity and success of minority communities in Colorado.
  • This grant provides marketing funds to help rural areas attract out-of-state companies to create new jobs in their communities.
  • 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.