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Safer At Home - Open for Business Updates

Guidelines for business operations under COVID are provided on a number of separate websites. This information has been consolidated on the Business Guidelines - Safer at Home webpage. The page bring together the regulatory and guideline materials from various sites within the State of Colorado webpages.

COVID-19 Business Resource Center 

The State of Colorado provides a list of resources that are available to support small businesses, nonprofits, freelancers, and independent contractors.  These include:  

Free Professional Services from volunteers with a wide variety of experience including: consulting, fundraising, graphic design, financial professionals, and legal assistance.  

Free Legal Advice in Colorado was created to match small businesses that need limited free legal advice regarding COVID-19 related issues with volunteer lawyers. If you are a small business that needs legal help, you can submit an application and volunteer lawyers will be asked if they are willing to assist you.

Call the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) Disaster Response Hotline at 303-860-5881 or email for assistance in connecting to various state departments and resources. 

A list of Alternative Sources of Funding is also available to help Colorado small businesses find alternative funding sources beyond EIDL, PPP and other federal loans and programs. 

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) COVID-19 Updates for Licensees & Consumers

DORA is regularly providing updated information for Licensees and consumers as regulations are modified through the pandemic. Visit DORA's website for the latest materials. 

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) Guidance by Sector

Businesses may find updated sector-specific information as it becomes available. Businesses may check the website for information from CDPHE when COVID changes are announced. Additional guidance for businesses and communities, including Public Health Orders and Data may be found through the Guidance for Businesses & Communities page.


Gap Fund Loans will launch soon!

Gap Fund 2The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $31M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic engines throughout the state. More than $25 million in grants were distributed to small businesses across Colorado. The application is currently closed while Energize Colorado Gap Fund staff pursue more funding to launch its loan program. These loans are ultra-low interest. In preparation for possible future funding, businesses may obtain more information on this program by visiting the FAQ and Support page, Sign up for the newsletter to learn more about Energize Colorado and our programs!