“Just don’t give up what you’re trying to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
— Ella Fitzgerald
Grants from $10,000 to $50,000 Are Available to Small Local Businesses
Through the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, the Community Business Preservation Program has grants available to groups of geographically proximate and culturally similar business that are facing displacement pressures and that hold cultural, social, or historical significance. The program’s goal is to help Colorado communities preserve the businesses that make them unique and are important to their residents.
Grants from $10,000 to $50,000 are available for two to six businesses that collaborate with the Five Points Business Improvement District. Applications are open until mid-January 2024.
Equity Funding Helps Small, Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses with Sustainability
Certifiably Green Denver is providing funding to help small, minority- and women-owned businesses become more sustainable. Small businesses that meet the SBA size standards and have a physical location in the City and County of Denver can receive up to $10,000 in an up-front grant towards projects that fit the program requirements. This program will be available until funding runs out.
Obtain Funding to Make Your Events More Sustainable
The City and County of Denver can help your next event go green! Funding is available now to help public events switch from disposable to reusable cups. $2,500 per permitted event is available. This funding aims to reduce your event's waste and make your event more sustainable. Event planners and organizers will partner with a reuse service provider that provides cups, collection bins, delivery and pick-up logistics, and sanitizing services. Funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.