Centennial CARES: Small Business Grants Now Available to Home-Based Businesses

The City is still accepting applications for Centennial CARES: Small Business Grants. Starting today, Monday, August 3, we are accepting applications from home-based businesses and businesses licensed prior to March 1, 2020.

The Centennial CARES: Small Business Grants are intended to help small businesses in Centennial who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with reopening and adapting to COVID-19 compliance requirements. In partnership with Arapahoe County, Centennial’s City Council has directed $5 million of City funding to be used to support our small business community.

  • Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.
  • A maximum of $30,000 can be awarded per eligible non-home-based business.
  • A maximum of $2,500 can be awarded per eligible home-based business.

Grant applications can be found here. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Learn more at about the grants and eligibility requirements at centennialco.gov/caresgrants.

If you have questions or need more information, send an e-mail to nmarciniak@centennialco.gov.

Centennial Recognized as Safest City in Colorado

AdvisorSmith announced the City of Centennial as the safest in Colorado with a population of over 100,000. Cities in the study were compared and segmented by population size to find the safest small, midsize, and large cities in the state. Cities with population sizes with up to 10,000 residents were compared and labeled towns. Midsize cities with 10,000 to 100,000 residents and large cities with over 100,000 residents were also compared.

Each city was given a crime score that was determined using the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Data Set. The crime score weighted violent and property crimes based upon the severity of the crime.

The study determined that the safest small, midsize, and large cities in Colorado were Wray, Frederick, and Centennial. In total, the study ranked 83 Colorado towns, 34 midsize cities, and 11 large cities.

City to Host Law Enforcement Town Hall

The City will host a virtual Town Hall meeting to discuss law enforcement in Centennial on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. Get more information about the meeting, listen in live or view an agenda on the Agendas, Minutes & Audio web page prior to the start of the meeting.

Storyvines Let Business Owners Tell Their Story, Promote Hours and Services

Local business owners now have the ability to let customers know when they're open and what they offer by using a free video platform and posting their business on Live Local.

The collaboration between 9NEWS' Colorado & Company and Storyvine is meant to help businesses speak directly to potential customers. Learn more.

General Business Resources

Aurora - South Metro Small Business Development Center | Business Licensing & Registration | Arapahoe/Douglas WORKS! | Arapahoe Libraries Business Support Services

WANT TO KNOW MORE? Contact Centennial's Economic Development Division

Neil Marciniak, Economic Development Director | 303-754-3351 | nmarciniak@centennialco.gov

Stewart Meek, Economic Development Specialist | 303-754-3410 | smeek@centennialco.gov

City of Centennial, 13133 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80112 | 303-325-8000