COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCE INFORMATION

View this info as a .pdf AGNC COVID-19 Business Resources

There are resources available in the Northwest Colorado Region that can help businesses experiencing economic distress and/or disruption with SBDC consulting, technical assistance services and loan fund assistance.

 Businesses seeking technical assistance or consulting regarding how to prepare and/or recover during an economic disruption should contact Erin McCuskey, erin@northwestsbdc.org , and/or register for SBDC consulting here. 
Further assistance can be found in The Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide for Colorado Businesses. Download the guide here.

AGNC is also working with other local and state partners for business assistance and will send more information as it becomes available. Below please find resources that may be helpful at the state and federal level.

The U.S. Small Business Administration
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
  The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Learn more here.
* The SBA Guidance for businesses and employers,
including access to capital, workforce capacity, inventory and supply chain shortfalls, and export assistance.

The SBA has created a  clearinghouse of information
including resources on the following:
* Guidance for businesses and employers
* Access to capital
* Workforce capacity
* Inventory and supply chain shortfalls
* Export assistance

Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
Resources offered from CDLE:
* Emergency Paid Leave Rule - This rule is meant to limit the spread of highly contagious disease and enables workers in at-risk occupations to access testing.
* Unemployment Insurance - During layoffs, all employees are encouraged to apply for unemployment insurance. Those who are job-attached (meaning workers will be expected to return after a separation of up to 16 weeks) should file as "job-attached."
* Work-Share Program may allow certain employees who have had reduced hours to claim partial unemployment benefits.

Colorado Municipal League
The Colorado Municipal League has compiled a clearinghouse of best practices and sample resources including:
* Action/Response Plans
* Council Agendas
* Contagious disease policies
* Emergency Declarations/Orders
* Emergency Ordinances
* Municipal COVID-19

Small Business Development Center
The Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide for Colorado Businesses was developed while working with Colorado businesses after the various fires, flooding and mudslides occurred around the state. It is designed as a working guide that will direct business owners and managers through the steps as you consider how to proceed post-disaster, as well as how to prepare for a possible threat or natural disaster. Download the guide here:
https://www.coloradosbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2019/01/CSBDC- Business-Recovery-Guide.pdf

Other Resources


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