Our good friends at VISIT DENVER have compiled a helpful list of resources for those in our area who've been severely impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. If you own a small business, work in the creative, tourism or hospitality industries, or need general assistance, check out the links below!
CITY OF DENVER'S SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock has unveiled a $4 million relief fund. The most impacted small businesses in Denver can receive up to $7,500 in cash.
SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states, including Colorado, low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of Covid-19. The SBA can provide up to $2 million of financial assistance.
FREE ADVERTISING FROM ORANGE BARREL MEDIA/IKE SMART CITY
Through their network of digital signs, Orange Barrel Media and sister company IKE Smart City are donating airtime to local businesses and non-profits.
FACEBOOK SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS PROGRAM
Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad grants to small businesses that have been disrupted by the outbreak.
Tourism & Hospitality
ZEPPELIN STATION'S FREE MEALS TO NEWLY-UNEMPLOYED RESTAURANT AND BAR WORKERS
Friends & Family has partnered with Zeppelin Station and their collection of food concepts to provide free, nutritious meals to newly-unemployed restaurant and bar workers.
TOURISM INDUSTRY COVID-19 RESOURCE GROUP
This group was set up specifically for those who work in the tourism, hospitality and restaurant industries to share information and help each other “navigate these unchartered waters.”
BARTENDER EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The USBG National Charity Foundation provides grants for bartenders who’ve experienced a catastrophic event or emergency hardship.
Arts & Performing Arts
DENVER METRO AREA ARTIST COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
This GoFundMe campaign was created to help local artists.
IMAGINE 2020 ARTIST ASSISTANCE FUND
Denver Arts & Venues has created the fund to help artists adversely affected due to cancelations of events, classes, performances and other creative work.
THE DENVER ACTORS FUND
This organization helps members of the Colorado theater community who are in medical need.
CBCA RESOURCES TO SUPPORT THE ARTS
The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) has a long list of resources for artists, creative professionals and cultural organizations.
SCFD'S RESOURCES PAGE
The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) has a great resources page for those in the arts community.
MILE HIGH UNITED WAY COVID-19 RESPONSE
Local Denver resources for donations, assistance and volunteer opportunities.
HELP COLORADO NOW
Gov. Polis launched this program to raise funds, distribute aid and connect volunteers across the state to assist relief efforts.
COLORADO COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER
Complete resource guide for Colorado businesses to navigate various assistance programs.
TEMPORARY RENTAL AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Denver residents who are facing a housing crisis or hardship to help prevent eviction or displacement.
HUNGER FREE COLORADO
Find information on school meals, food pantries and more.
SUBSIDIZED PET AND EQUINE FOOD RESOURCES
The Dumb Friends League has posted a list of resources for subsidized pet food.
COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Get information on paid sick leave and more forms of assistance for employers and employees.
APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT
The Colorado Department of Labor provides complete information on its site.
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