Economy & Business Funding Sources

The Division of Local Government (DLG) created this resource to help local governments navigate the funding sources available through a variety of Federal and State programs. Sources are broken out by category below.

DISCLAIMER: This is not an exhaustive list and will be updated frequently as new information is available.

Funding Sources

Program Agency Type Eligibility Deadline
Comprehensive List of Programs and Funding available through Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade OEDIT Various Local Governments, Businesses, Nonprofits, Developers  
COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) SBA Loan Individuals (Small business owners and qualified agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees)  
Small Business Administration (SBA) Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program SBA Grants Individuals (Small Business Owners)  
SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund SBA Grants Individuals (Small Business Owners, specifically restaurants)  
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program USDA Grants & Loans Non-profits, Federally recognized tribes, Institutions of higher ed  
Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program USDA Grants Local Utilities pass through to small businesses  
CDA Agriculture Loan Fund CDA Loans Individuals (Small agriculture businesses)  
OEDIT Loans & Loan Guarantees Individuals (Local Businesses)  
OEDIT Strategic Fund OEDIT Cash Incentive Individuals (Small Businesses)  
Early-Stage Capital OEDIT Grant Individuals (Small Businesses)  
OEDIT Advanced Industries Grant Program OEDIT Grant Individuals (Research Institutions)  
CLIMBER (Colorado Loans to Increase Mainstreet Business Economic Recovery) Loan Fund Public / Private Partnership Loans Individuals (Small Businesses)  
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority CCS / CCS+ Credit Enhancements CHFA Credit Enhancement Individuals (Small Businesses)  
Just Transition / Rural Economic Diversification CDLE Grant Individuals (Small Businesses)  
Energize Colorado GAP Fund CHFA      
Rural Jump Start Zone Grant Program (SB21-229) OEDIT Grant Counties, municipalities, higher education  
Meetings and Events Initiative OEDIT Cash Incentive Individuals (Small Businesses, event planners and hosts)  
Colorado Revolving Loan Fund Public / Private Partnership Loans Individuals (Small Businesses)  
Restart Industry Associations Program OEDIT Grants Nonprofit (tourism business sector trade association)  
Cannabis Business Office OEDIT Technical Assistance Individuals (Small Businesses)  
Employee Ownership Trial Grant OEDIT Grants Individuals (Small Businesses)  
Small Business Development Center Network Public / Private Partnership Technical Assistance Individuals (Small Businesses)