Small Business Support Programs

Lafayette Restaurant Re-opening

Effective May 27, 2020, restaurants may open to in-person dining indoors at 50% of the posted occupancy code limit, not to exceed 50 people, whichever is less. Tables or groups must be limited to no more than eight (8) people and be spaced so that patrons are a minimum of six (6) feet apart. Restaurants may also use any existing (and new space if your city code allows) licensed outdoor space for in-person dining with the same group limit of eight (8) and minimum spacing of patrons six (6) feet apart. Restaurants must work with local authorities to get authorization for expanding space to accommodate outdoor dine-in for adjacent or nonadjacent public or private spaces.

Download the restaurant FAQ
Download the Non Liquor License Modification

Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Tradeco-mark

Small business owners can sign up to receive COVID-19 email updates relevant to the Colorado business community. Speak to a Business Navigator via the hotline at (303) 860-5881 or email questions to oedit_sbnavigator@state.co.us
https://choosecolorado.com/covid19/

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s The Save Small Business Fund 
A grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories.
https://savesmallbusiness.com/ 

Colorado Health Foundation Resources for Nonprofits
A list of resources to help nonprofits and funders navigate the rapidly evolving context of COVID-19.
https://www.coloradohealth.org/covid-19-resources-nonprofits-and-funders

Federal Loan Assistance for Colorado’s Small Businesses
Colorado small businesses impacted by COVID-19 can seek individual small business loans up to $2M as part of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19

Unemployment insurance
Gig workers and independent contractors can apply
www.coloradoui.gov

U.S. Small Business Administration
Congress has passed and the president has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This legislation extends some economic relief to businesses through tax credits and loans
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
Low-interest working capital loans
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/apply-for-disaster-loan/index.html 

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Information for workers and employers who are impacted by the Coronavirus.
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/information-and-resources-coronavirus

Google Ad Credits
Small and medium businesses, who advertise directly with Google or its partners around the world with active accounts since the beginning of 2019.
https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/9803410 

Hello Alice COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grants
https://businessforall.helloalice.com/signup 

Facebook
Offering grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
https://www.facebook.com/business/grants

COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources
A list of resources from the Colorado SBDC.
https://www.coloradosbdc.org/covid/

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce 
Business resources and planning guidance.
https://www.lafayettecolorado.com/covid-19/

Boulder SBDC Specialist
Sign Up for a Free 1-on-1 Phone Consultation with a Boulder SBDC Specialist (help with loan programs, etc.)
https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=counsel&center=2050&subloc=0