COVID-19 SUPPORT GUIDE

Below you will find statewide resources, assistance, strategies and more for coping with the spread of COVID-19. Some resources are community specific, but the information here is applicable for all local retailers, small businesses, and community leaders. 

Tools to Shape Your Immediate Response

DCI Resources

DCI Weekly COVID-19 Response Member Call: Join our weekly response calls every Thursday at 9 AM to connect and share supports, ideas, and resources.

COVID 19 Resource SpreadsheetShare and add any resources you have found helpful during this time


Colorado State Resources


Assistance for Workers and Employers: Assistance opportunities for workers and employers from the state Labor Department due to closures from COVID-19. 


Business Navigator Hotline: 720.665.7439 or email here

Colorado Creative Industries Resources: Learn how to support the arts in Colorado throughout COVID-19

Colorado COVID Relief Fund: Fund that will support Colorado communities and organizations affected by COVID-19. Through this Fund, eligible community-based organizations across Colorado may receive a general operating grant of up to $25,000. The current Fund application deadlines are every two weeks. Donate Here!

Colorado Dept. of Labor & Employment: This page is home to resources for both employers and workers impacted by the Coronavirus.

Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment: Find up-to-date data and information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.

Colorado Main Street: List of resources 

Colorado Recovery Policy Hub: Resources and information put together by the Bell Policy Center.

Colorado SBDC: SBDC is keeping this page updated with the most current resources for small businesses.

Office of Economic Development and International Trade: Keep updated with state economic development resources and guides.

Start-up Colorado: They have a new podcast to help entrepreneurs navigate these uncertain and challenging times. The first episode features words of wisdom from Colorado’s Attorney General Phil Weiser and Managing Director Delaney Keating. 

Volunteer Resource (Statewide) Help Colorado Now: They are looking for volunteers to help at risk individuals get through the COVID-19 crisis across Colorado. 

National Resources

Coronavirus-related paid leave relief from Treasury, IRS, and Labor

How to Prepare for the SBA Disaster Relief Loan Application: Explanation of required documents and information.

International Downtown Association (IDA) Resources: Check out IDA's knowledge center for COVID-19 resources, updates, conversations and more. Resources are broken divided into six categories: Definition & Scope, Member Responses, Business Resources, Event & Meeting Resources, Travel Resources, and Resources by Location.  

National Main Street Resources

Polco COVID-19 Surveys: Polco and the National Research Center are offering the free use of Polco and their COVID related surveys to help gather real-time vital information throughout this crisis. You'll need to make a profile to access these free services. 

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources from Small Business Administration: List of resources and funding options available in response to COVID-19 effects on small businesses. 

General Resources/Training

Destination Development Association Webinar: Dealing with CoronaVirus for Destinations and Downtowns

Leadership in Times of Crisis: A Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency


What Every Manufacturing CEO Need to Know About Marketing: Helpful video webinar resource


3/50 Project: A supporter of Brick and Mortar Indie businesses with marketing material available to promote them.


DCI COVID 19 Response Thursday Weekly Webinar/Member Calls Recordings


Community Specific Initiatives 

Denver- Small Business Emergency Relief: City Wide program to address immediate needs of the Denver business community.

Downtown Boulder & COVID-19: Below you'll find resources created by leaders within the Boulder community.

Boulder SBDC Small Business Disaster Preparedness: Join the Boulder SBDC for a three-part online webinar series "Keeping Your Business Together in a Crisis" featuring sessions on Financial Health (March 25), Defensive Marketing (April 1), and Adapting Your Business (April 8). 


Support the Springs (Colorado Springs COVID Resources): Support the Springs aims to serve as an informational and motivational platform and resource for our residents and local businesses to unite and become a stronger community through this pandemic.

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