COVID-19 Business Resources

News Update-

November 9, 2020

Effective Monday, November 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. Morgan County will move to the “Orange – Safer at Home High Risk” level, as directed by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. The new level dictates different and more restrictive guidelines for businesses, restaurants, gatherings, events and more. 

Click here for information regarding the guidelines and restrictions for Morgan County. For guidance on how your specific business should operate at a Level 3 (Orange Level); click here

September 15, 2020

The City of Fort Morgan encourages businesses to continue to check out the Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource page to stay up to date on public health and executive orders and guidance to assist your business during this time. 

For archived COVID-19 Business Resources news and updates click here

Business Loans & Programs-

Energize Colorado: Gap Fund

The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25 million in small business loans and grants to boost small businesses with less than 25 full-time employees. Eligible businesses 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. 

Applications and awards will be done in rounds through December 2020. Round two deadline has been extended to WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28, 2020. There will be multiple rounds for applications and will not be first-come-first serve. 

Click here to apply 

Small Business Emergency Loan for Rural Colorado 

Colorado Lending Source announced a new financing program that provides Colorado businesses impacted by COVID-19 up to a $10,000 loan. The loan is designed to augment Federal relief programs and help project jobs and businesses in rural Colorado. For more information regarding this program and other resources available via Colorado Lending Source click here

How to Apply: You can apply by completing the application and submitting to submitmainstreet@coloradolendingsource.org

SBA COVID-19 Relief Programs 

The SBA has several relief programs to assist businesses impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click here to get more information about which options are best for your business. 

For local assistance, contact Merle Rhoades, our Small Business Development Center Consultant at SBDC. He can be contacted at merle@eastcoloradosbdc.com. SBDC does not charge for their services.


Additional Resources-

Colorado COVID Legal Relief

The CCLR was created to assist small businesses that need limited free legal advice regarding COVID-19 related issues with volunteer lawyers. Click here for more information regarding the CCLR and resources available to you. 

If you are a small business in need of legal advice please click here for the application. Please keep in mind completing the application does not guarantee you will be assisted. 

COVID-19 Vendor List

Click here for a list of vendors offering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Safety Supplies for your business. Businesses should follow the cleaning recommendations set by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Click here for cleaning guidance based on your specific type of business.

*Please note the City of Fort Morgan does not endorse any specific vendor; the list is meant to serve as a resource.


 If you have any questions, please contact our economic development office.

The City of Fort Morgan will continue to work with our business community to mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 and provide any resources as they become available.