Tourism Marketing

Program Description

The Recover Colorado Business Grant program, managed by the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), assisted small businesses and non-profits following these unprecedented disasters. The intent of these funds were to enable businesses to maintain operations and retain employees for the continued economic health of these heavily impacted areas. Fifty percent of the funds were targeted to businesses that hire predominantly low and moderate income employees.
Businesses were eligible for a maximum grant of $50,000 per grant or $75,000 maximum if they had multiple impacted locations.  Businesses impacted by multiple events or subsequent major road closures could receive additional grants. 
 

Program Status

This program is complete.  The final application period ended December 31, 2017 with the final payment made in November of 2019.
 

Program Outcomes

Seventeen grants were awarded to 13 organizations for a total of $1,268,000.00. The awards for each round of funding are below:

Organization

Round 1

Round 2

Total

Clear Creek County

 

 $    50,000

 $        50,000

Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau

 $        50,000

 

 $        50,000

Fremont County

 

 $    75,000

 $        75,000

Greeley/Discover Weld

 

 $  100,000

 $     100,000

Leadville Main Street

 

 $    10,000

 $        10,000

Logan County Chamber of Commerce

 $        35,000

 $    40,000

 $        75,000

Lyons Chamber of Commerce

 $     140,000

 $  100,000

 $     240,000

Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce

 $        59,600

 $    58,500

 $     118,100

Milliken Business Association

 $        29,600

 

 $        29,600

Town of Nederland

 $        35,923

 

 $        35,923

Visit Estes Park

 $     149,877

 $  124,000

 $     273,877

Visit Longmont

 

 $    50,000

 $        50,000

Visit Loveland

 

 $  100,000

 $     100,000

Total

 $     500,000

 $  707,500

 $  1,207,500

 

A brief description of each grant is in the Program Close-out Summary under resources. 
 

Resources

 

Contact


Mark Skinner, Grant Manager, CDBG-DR
Office of Economic Development and International Trade
1625 Broadway, Suite 2700
Denver, CO 80202

mark.skinner@state.co.us
(303) 892-87