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Join the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) Business Re-opening Task Force this Friday at 2 p.m., on a Zoom Webinar, to discuss the implications of recent changes to Public Health Order and guidelines, and what we expect for events over the Summer. Whether you’re a municipality, community organization, event venue, or event manager, this webinar will be a great opportunity to hear the latest updates and get your specific questions answered.

You can join the Summer Planning Event webinar here. If you cannot attend, you can find the recording a few days after on their webpage – just scroll to the bottom under the section “watch webinar recordings”.

Business Support, Email & Phone, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ask your business question or get guidance on requirements by contacting the Business Re-Opening Task Force (Spanish Translation Available). Contact us at covidbusinessrecovery@tchd.org or 720-713-6030.

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On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, the Littleton City Council approved an amendment to the city’s noise ordinance, and it will be in effect until October 31, 2021. The adjustments allow for higher noise level limits on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between noon and 10 p.m. and applicable only to the Main Street Historic District.

With the continuation of Weekends On Main offering expansion of seating into Main Street and businesses providing music for patrons, the current city noise ordinance does not have specific regulations that fit these business practices of the downtown Main Street area; therefore, there is a need to create regulations specific to Main Street as it exists today. Being aware that some level of noise is part of the fabric of a vibrant community, the new temporary ordinance creates a Main Street area with specific decibel tables during specified times.

Testing started in early April and will continue through the end of October. City staff will monitor levels on a weekly schedule. Decibel readings will be taken at both the east and west end of Main Street, and at each block on both sides of the street. Any specific noise complaint will be addressed promptly by taking readings at the location of the noise and if a violation is found, adjustments will be required as necessary to comply with the code. Live music and amplified sound are not allowed outside of any business without an amplified sound permit from the City. This information regarding the new ordinance is also on the city website.

Council will revisit this ordinance in a study session that will take place before the temporary ordinance sunsets on November 1, 2021. The next steps will be based on the results of the weekly testing and community feedback.

If you have any input or would like to be part of the research efforts this summer, contact Littleton Code Enforcement at code_enforcement@littletongov.org or 303-795-3748 or contact the Planner of the Day drt@littletongov.org, 303-795-8076

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U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT and open applications on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted.

In preparation, the SBA recommends qualifying applicants familiarize themselves with the application process in advance to ensure a smooth and efficient application experience, specifically by:

  • Registering for an account in advance at restaurants.sba.gov starting Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT.
  • Reviewing the official guidance, including program guide, frequently asked questions, and application sample.
  • Preparing the required documentation. Click to view a SAMPLE Application
  • Working with a point-of-sale vendor OR registering in advance to submit an application when the application portal opens. [Note: If an applicant is working with a point-of-sale vendor, they do not need to register beforehand on the site.] Participating POS providers include Square, Toast, Clover, NCR Corporation (Aloha).

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients do not have to repay the funding if funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

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Last summer’s ‘Weekends on Main’ will continue under the event management of Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants (HDLM) and the Littleton Business Chamber (LBC). The event will kick off the weekend of May 7, 2021 and will run Fridays and Saturdays through the fall.

With the success of this program from last year and continued recovery from COVID restrictions, HDLM has committed to keeping this program in place through Oct. 30, 2021. This program has helped over 200 local businesses since it was launched last year.  Please contact the HLDM interim president Korri Lundock at klundock@redstonebankco.com for more information.

Second Saturdays Art Fair will be a part of Weekends on Main the second Saturday of each month from 9am-4pm May-October. If you are a vendor and would like to participate please fill out an online application.

 

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Arapahoe County Business Rent Rescue program

Dates to Apply:  Friday, April 2, 2021, 8 am – Friday April 16, 5 pm
(or sooner if funds are exhausted).


Arapahoe County is administering a Rent Rescue Grant Program to support our small- and medium-sized businesses throughout our communities. If your business is behind on commercial lease payments and has closed its doors or dramatically limited operations due to Public Health Orders related to COVID-19, please review the eligibility requirements, and apply today.

Qualifying businesses must have operated a physical location in Arapahoe County since December 30, 2019, and meet all of the eligibility requirements.

Learn more and apply at www.arapahoegov.com/SBRF.

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New application window:
8 a.m. Wednesday, March 10 through 5 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2021


Arapahoe County is administering a Small Business Relief Fund to support the most vulnerable small businesses throughout our communities. These business are at the very heart of our thriving economy but have been hit especially hard during the pandemic. The County is encouraging businesses to review the information carefully and apply as soon as possible, even before exact dollar amounts are available.  Details and eligibility requirements can be found HERE.

If you have questions about this grant or application process please contact: 
Email: arapahoecaresgrant@arapahoegov.com 
Phone: 303-636-1359

This funding is authorized by the State of Colorado under recent legislation: SB20B-001, and this grant is an extension of the relief funds previously offered as a result of the bill.

 

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