We are currently experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 impact, and this has been hardest felt by our local businesses. This fund has been activated again to give targeted relief to Greeley businesses.
This fund was originally created to support Greeley businesses to provide immediate relief and bridge the gap during the first critical weeks of the pandemic, while businesses were waiting to apply for funding that would be made available from federal, state, and other private sources. This initial work proved critical to offset the impacts that ran deep from COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic. The Greeley Area Recovery Fund, through business & marketing grants, provided over 160 grants to local businesses between April and August when they needed it most.
The Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with the City of Greeley, the City of Evans, and Upstate Colorado Economic Development to create the Greeley Area Business Recovery Fund, a unique partnership that has proven the Greeley Area cares for its business community and will be there through the recovery.
Applications for the Small Business Relief Program for Greeley will be available Monday, January 25, 2021 through Monday, February 8, 2021.
These one-time relief payments, authorized by Senate Bill 20B-001, are available to locally owned small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions including restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, fitness clubs, caterers, and movie theaters.
Greeley businesses that are currently operating, and have a reduced revenue of at least 20% due to capacity restrictions from public health orders, may be eligible for funding.
Applications will be accepted Monday, January 25, 2021 through Monday, February 8, 2021. Greeley businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The window for applications is very short, and follow-up materials may be requested after application submittal to ensure businesses have met eligibility requirements.
Please submit your SBR application to the hub geographically closest to your business. However, there is no wrong door to submit your application.
All qualified businesses that submit an accurate and complete application will receive a relief grant. Award amounts will depend on the total number of qualified businesses and funding available. Funding decisions will be made on or around February 8, 2021. Relief grants will be issued by February 12, 2021.
The Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce, please call 970-352-3566. You can direct other questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens if I don’t have all the required documentation on the application?
We need all of the required documentation that is asked for, if you do not have this documentation, your application cannot be submitted. If you need help navigating this process, please direct your questions to email@example.com (Financial information should not be submitted outside the secure application on the website).
Those individuals close to the process, both in administration and evaluation will remain strictly confidential and have signed non-disclosure agreements. Your application and its contents are also completely secured and confidential for both you as the applicant and for the evaluating committee. The site is also completely secure, please see that question on the FAQs.
*The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page provided is to help you navigate through the process of applying to the Greeley Area Recovery Fund. Any information on the formal Application takes precedence over the FAQ document.