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New Castle Chamber of Commerce
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NEW CASTLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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Energize Colorado Gap Fund
Applications Accepted Beginning August 1, 2020
The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25 million in small business loans and grants to boost small businesses impacted by COVID-19. 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.
The application is scheduled for an August 1, 2020 launch. Sign up to Energize Colorado's email list to be alerted when the application opens.
For more information about Energize Colorado, go to https://energizecolorado.com/
You must be either a:
small business or enterprise - Colorado sole proprietors and registered small businesses including LLCs, S-Corps and other business types.
nonprofit - Colorado nonprofits whose mission and/or programs directly support economic development, small businesses, or tourism.
You must also:
have fewer than 25 employees - Applicants must have fewer than 25 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. An employer may use its off-season employee count.
be impacted by COVID-19 – Applicants must be able to show the economic hardship their business is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The business’s story of hardship plus documents such as bank records, point of sale receipts, profit and loss statements, or other documents can be used to show economic harm.
Any eligible Colorado small enterprise is welcome to apply. Priority will be given to the following applicants:
majority-owned by black, indigenous, people of color, veterans, or women
in rural areas with 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
How to Apply
In the coming weeks, the application will open on Energize Colorado's website.
We recommend you gather these documents to show how you have been impacted by COVID-19:
profit and loss statements
Energize Colorado will provide a mentoring program to assist in filing this application including translation.
The New Castle Chamber represents businesses that support our community with goods, services, and jobs. If you are new to this area, we have a Welcome Tote with information available to assist you as you settle into our community.
New Castle, Colorado, is a place where you can not only live and relax but continue to have the rural, small-town atmosphere where people cherish the slower pace of life. The type of community where you not only know your neighbors, you care about them.
We encourage all residents of New Castle to do your part to support the local business community. When you are in need of a service provider or are considering making a purchase, please consider local options. If you support local businesses, the money you spend in New Castle will be used by that business again in our local economy and just might find its way back to you in the form of employment or in your business in the form of new customers.
We hope you will consider joining the New Castle Chamber to network, promote your business, develop relationships. We are confident that you will find the New Castle Chamber of Commerce a worthwhile investment, and we look forward to working with you to promote your business and our unique and thriving community.