Energize Colorado Gap Fund – Round Two Applications Now Open!


Energize Colorado Gap Fund

Round Two applications are open until October 26th

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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.

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Anyone eligible is welcome to apply. Preference will be given to small businesses:

  • Who are majority-owned by Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Veterans, or Women
  • In rural areas with a population of less than 50,000 people
  • In the tourism sector
  • With limited or no access to capital financing or other federal, state or local grants/loans

Applications and awards will be done in rounds to allow us to provide assistance through December 2020.  The process will not be first-come-first-serve, it will be a competitive process that will help those in need to receive priority access to assistance.  Click HERE for information, eligibility, and how to apply.

Learn more about eligibility & priority groups in our Frequently Asked Questions

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