Mancos Business e-News | October 13, 2020
Mancos to Distribute $47,000 in First Round of Grants for Coronavirus Relief Fund
The Town of Mancos is awarding approximately $47,000 to Mancos-based small businesses after reviewing applications for the first round of the Mancos Cares Coronavirus Relief Fund. Approximately $42,800 remains to be granted.The deadline for the second and final round is November 30.

Highlights
Applications Due Oct. 26 for Next Round of Energize Colorado Gap Fund
Sole proprietors, businesses and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time employees can apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance.

Applications Due Oct. 15 for First Round of Montezuma County's Business Grant Program
To be eligible for funding, businesses or non-profits must be located in Montezuma County and currently in business or working towards reopening after a COVID-19 related closure. First round applications due Oct. 15.

Colorado's Latest Safer-at-Home Guidelines for Restaurants and Bars
Do you own a bar or restaurant? Here is the state's most up-to-date guidance. Also included is a social distancing calculator that will allow you to determine how many patrons your business can have

News Roundup
Southwest Memorial Stays Solvent During Pandemic
"The financial health of Southwest Memorial Hospital is stable despite setbacks from the coronavirus pandemic, officials report."

Coronavirus Unemployment: Who is Covered, How to Apply and How Much it Pays
"The CARES Act created the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which provides benefits to individuals who would not normally be eligible for unemployment benefits from the states, including gig workers, freelancers, independent contractors and small business owners whose income has been affected by the pandemic. For now, PUA funding is set to run through Dec. 31."

It's Now Easier to Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness
"The SBA along with the U.S. Treasury Department issued a new, streamlined loan forgiveness application for businesses with Paycheck Protection Program loans of $50,000 or less."

Upcoming Events
Cash Flow Essentials: An 8-module, self-paced series with downloadable templates
Learn how to leverage cash flow as a financial planning tool and start making better business decisions today by participating in this on-demand webinar brought to you by the Central Mountain Small Business Development Center. On-demand until Oct. 31.

Starting Your Business Workshop

Where: Main Mall, Durango
When: Nov. 5, 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Presented By: Southwest Colorado SBDC

ETSY 101 For Small Business Expansion

Where: Online
When: Oct. 14, 12 - 1 p.m.
Presented By: Central Mountain SBDC

Resources
117 N. Main Street
Mancos, CO 81328
Phone: 970-533-7725
Fax: 970-533-7727