COVID-19 Business Resources
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 one will close September 14, 2020. There will be multiple rounds for applications and will not be first-come-first serve.
Click here to apply
City of Fort Morgan "Take it Outside" Business Assistance Program
The City of Fort Morgan is working with businesses to provide additional outdoor seating and space in response to the newly announced guidance given by Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Click here for more information regarding the COVID-19 Safer at Home guidance and reopening of restaurants.
Businesses looking to expand their outdoor seating area and retail space can apply for the Revocable Rights of Way Permit with City fees currently waived. Please complete the application and submit via email to the City Clerk’s Office.
Additionally, the City has a limited number of picnic tables available for loan to restaurants and eateries to use free of charge. Please complete the application and submit via email to the Economic Development Office.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. SBDC does not charge for their services.
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.