Business Resources


Energize Colorado, a non-profit dedicated to helping Coloradans recover and rise from the COVID-19 pandemic, announced today that applications for grants and loans through the Energize Colorado Gap Fund will open on Monday August 31, 2020.


* Small businesses with fewer than 25 full-time employees can apply for support through a mixture of grants and loans, up to a maximum of $15,000 in grants and $20,000 in loans for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance.

* On Monday, August 31 the official application, FAQs, and additional eligibility information will be posted on the Energize Colorado website-- (

* This is NOT a first-come, first-served application process; it will be distributed in phases. Applicants are encouraged to be thoughtful in their responses as not all applications are guaranteed approval. If applicants are interested, Energize Colorado will provide assistance during the process through their mentorship program.


* Energize Colorado Hotline: 1-800-471-0628, 24/7, 6am to 6pm
* Email:

Reopening Information

After many weeks of “Stay at Home”, businesses have, little by little, been allowed to reopen.  It is critical that we all work together to make sure we do everything we can to reduce the likelihood of Community Spread happening here.  This means Staying the Course, wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing.

The State Public Health Orders are changing regularly.  The most recent order is the Seventh Amended Public Health Order 20-28.  It expands group sizes for indoor and outdoor events.  It also introduces the Social Distancing Calculator which generates a maximum groups size allowed based on you square footage.

Clear Creek County is following the State Order except where we have received a variance to allow Mine & Mill Tours and to allow rafting providers to have more than 2 household groups in a raft with a maximum of 6.  The State order allows raft groups up to 10 but only with 2 households.

Otherwise, the County is not requiring the review of business or event plans at this time.  We are glad to help you make plans that do meet the State Public Health Order.  You can email with questions.

Additional Business Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a dramatic impact on our businesses and their employees. We have put together the most up to date resources from reliable entities. Information is verified and updated regularly so please check back.  

Clear Creek Economic DevelopmentThe Clear Creek Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is offering assistance to local small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CCEDC is offering low-interest, emergency working capital loans for existing businesses affected by COVID-19.  Additional resources are available through CCEDC, for more information contact Lindsay Valdez at (303) 710-9218 or
COEDITThe Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade currently manages a COVID-19 Business Resource Center Clearinghouse for small businesses, nonprofits, freelancers and independent contractors. Resources include: forgivable payroll loans, disaster loan advances, express bridge loans, and eviction and layoff assistance.
Small Business AdministrationThe U.S. Small Business Administration is providing small business guidance and loan resources specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit their website for loan options and small business debt relief resources.