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FREE KN95 AND MEDICAL GRADE MASKS – In support of the State of Colorado’s ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and assist in the mitigation of virus spread, free KN95 medical grade masks can be picked up at certain public libraries and other community sites across the state that have agreed to be local redistribution points. Masks can be picked up (5 per person) at locations.
FREE VACCINATION – You can get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster at a pharmacy, doctor’s office, pop-up clinic, or mobile vaccine bus near you. The COVID-19 vaccine is free. You don’t need ID or insurance to get vaccinated. Many providers take walk-ins and same-day appointments. You are entitled to paid time off from your job to get vaccinated and recover from any side effects. Click here for vaccination sites.
FREE AND FAST COVID TEST – It’s easy to get a free, fast, and safe COVID-19 test with more than 150 free community testing sites across Colorado. If you’re experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, make an appointment today — neither insurance nor ID is required to get tested.
COVID-19 THIRD DOSE AVAILABILITY – All Coloradans are eligible for booster doses if they have received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and it has been more than 6 months since their second dose. Or if they have received the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine more than two months prior. Click here for more info.
CLIMBER Loan Fund. Applications are open.
Colorado Loans for Increasing Mainstreet Business and Economic Recovery (CLIMBER) fund provides $250 million to small businesses with working capital loans between $30,000 and $500,000. Below-market interest rates and a 1-year deferred payment option make the program a secure recovery option for small businesses.
Colorado Revolving Loan Fund Applications are open. This fund provides loans that help small to medium-sized Colorado businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These loans range from $5,000 to $750,000. The loans are intended to provide startup and working capital that will help create and retain jobs across Colorado.
Business Foundations Technical Assistance Program Applications are open. This program provides $900,000 to support technical assistance for small businesses with 5 or fewer employees.
Meeting and Events Incentive Cash Rebate Applications are open. This program provides $10 million for a 10% cash rebate against eligible hard costs for hosting meetings and events in Colorado that take place on or after July 1, 2021 and on or before December 31, 2022.
Colorado Community Revitalization Grant Applications are open. This program provides $65 million in gap funding for mixed-use projects in creative districts, historic districts, main streets or neighborhood commercial centers.
Colorado Creative Corps ARP Grant Applications are due January 13. This grant provides funding up to $25,000 to individual artists for specific, definable projects that connect artists and organizations to local initiatives.
Rural Jump-Start Zone Grant Applications are open. Businesses that establish new operations in specified Rural Jump-Start and Just Transition communities will be eligible to receive up to $40,000 and up to $5,000 per new hire.