Economic Support For Employers
The Broomfield Economic Vitality team is working to ensure businesses have access to a range of resources to help them navigate this challenging time. If you’re a small business in need of assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help connect you with available assistance.
- Info on statewide mask mandate with State FAQ, signs (English and Español), and a sample script for businesses.
- Business Grant Support Programs - We have developed a single application, in which Broomfield businesses can apply for two business support programs. The two programs share a goal for providing direct business support in a timely manner, but do have varied eligibility and specific industry targets. Apply online or contact the Economic Vitality staff.
- Visit the Retail Food Establishment website for information and resources related to Public Health Order 20-22 and offering raw/bulk food.
State & Federal Resources
- The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic engines throughout the state. Sole proprietors, businesses and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time employees can apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance.
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
- On March 11, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) published emergency rules which temporarily require employers in certain industries to provide a small amount of paid sick leave to employees with flu-like symptoms while awaiting COVID-19 testing. The Colorado Health Emergency Leave with Pay (“Colorado HELP”) rules requires up to four days of paid sick for employees being tested for coronavirus COVID-19 in select industries.
- Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OED-IT) has prepared a Business Resource Center guide.
- The North Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is set up for virtual consulting with clients. Clients can book online sessions.
- The state SBDC network and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), can assist with Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications, long-term planning, insurance navigation, physical and economic loss estimates, and business preparedness.
Colorado’s Unemployment Insurance Division is responding to questions from both employers and workers impacted by closures as a result of COVID-19.