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970-842-5001
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720-810-2994
mgordon@brushcolo.com

Community Recovery

The City of Brush! Reopen Safe, Reopen Strong Business Grant

The City of Brush! Reopen Safe, Reopen Strong business grant program is intended to assist city businesses that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Funds for this grant program are being provided by the Coronavirus Relief Fund as part of the CARES Act.

Click here for the guidelines.

Click here for the application.

Applications will only be accepted via email to rkeuroglian@brushcolo.com. We will begin accepting applications beginning Wednesday, July 22 through Friday, August 7. Please do not submit your application prior to July 22 as it will not be accepted.


The City is acutely aware that our businesses are impacted or will be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The purpose of this webpage is to provide resources and suggestions for mitigating the negative impacts on your business. The City of Brush! businesses are the backbone of this community and keep our local economy moving and we are here to assist you. Please reach out and let us know how you are doing, share a creative idea for how you are meeting customer expectations or the change in your customers behaviors. The City is tracking what is going on with our business community and we need your assistance to reach out and share what is happening. 


FINANCES

For local assistance, contact Merle Rhoades, our Small Business Development Center Consultant at SBDC. He can be contacted at merle@eastcoloradosbdc.com. SBDC does not charge for its services.

Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans up to $2 million, with an interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere. Nonprofits can apply too, at a 2.75% interest rate.

Federal legislation recently passed to address the outbreak classified as a disaster under the Small Business Administration, which will allow business owners to access low-interest loans to mitigate the economic impact. SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets. 


Two Ways to Apply:

Apply Online: https://disasterloan.sba.gov.ela

Apply By USPS: Businesses are encouraged to fill out and submit the attached worksheet.

  1. COVID-19 SBA Economic Injury Worksheet
  2. COVID-19 SBA Loans Fact Sheet

Completed applications should be mailed to:

U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center    
14925 Kingsport Road  
Fort Worth, TX 76155.

SBA Customer Service Center
1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
 


The PPP provides small businesses with forgivable loans to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020. 

How to Apply:

You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union,  and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Lenders are currently accepting applications; to find a lender near you click here

The SBA has put together a How To Guide to assist you in preparing your application. 

Tax Help
· Federal: IRS Coronavirus tax relief 

SMALL BUSINESS GUIDANCE
Business Preparation
· Federal: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business preparedness checklist 

Travel
· CDC Guidelines for travel health information

Toolkits, Checklists, and Resources
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 
· Graphics toolkit 
· Resources, Response and Impact 
· Workplace Tips for Employees 
· Coronavirus Response Toolkit

State of Colorado
·State of Colorado COVID-19 response webpage: https://covid19.colorado.gov/
·Colorado State Patrol Information Call Center: 1-833-598-5553, for any questions about State orders and COVID-19, open 8am to 5pm, 7 days a week

Schools
· Federal: National School closure map 


Other Resources

Health and Business Safety
· Center for Disease Control (CDC)

 

· OSHA’s Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (PDF)
· Higher risk people: follow this Centers for Disease Control guideline.
· A Caring Pregnancy Center: https://neco-cpc.org/