Nonprofit Lenders Accepting PPP Applications

Three nonprofit lending partners are currently accepting PPP applications: Colorado Enterprise Fund, Colorado Lending Source and DreamSpring. See the complete SBA Colorado Lenders list.

To determine what amount borrowers qualify for based on business type, see the explanation at the link below left from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

How to Calculate PPP | Download PPP Calculator

Apply for PPP: A Message from Colorado Lending Source

Colorado Lending Source is continuing to accept applications under the Paycheck Protection Program for loans up to $250,000.

In order to process your request quickly, CLS will need complete applications. Please review this list of needed financial documentation, and apply with Colorado Lending Source.

COVID-19 Finance Assistance Network

Need a little professional help? The Finance Assistance Network (FAN) offers free guidance to small businesses that don't have easy access to professional resources. The initiative is a network of CFOs and other finance professionals who provide pro bono support for small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

BizWest published an article about them last week and there is a webinar about their network.

Arapahoe County's Stay-at-Home Order Remains in Effect Through May 8

Over the weekend, the Governor’s office issued a “Safer-at-Home Order." Under the order, local communities may institute stricter guidelines depending on local conditions. Arapahoe County continues to have among the highest rates of infections in Colorado. While the number of new daily cases remains stable, they have not yet begun to fall, therefore the Tri-County Health Department has extended Arapahoe County’s Stay-at-Home Order through May 8. Once Arapahoe County’s Stay-at-Home Order is lifted, the State of Colorado’s Safer-at-Home Order will remain in effect.

Arapahoe County’s extended Stay-at-Home Order does allow non-critical retail businesses to operate curbside and delivery service, in line with the State of Colorado’s Safer-at-Home Order.

What does this mean for Arapahoe County Businesses?

1) Stay-at-Home Order remains in effect through May 8, except non-critical retail businesses will now be able to operate curbside and delivery service subject to guidelines in Section II.I and Appendix A of Colorado’s Safer-at-Home Order and Tri-County Health’s Guidance for Curbside and Delivery Service.

2) Once Arapahoe County’s Stay-at-Home Order is lifted, currently scheduled for May 9, non-critical retail businesses, personal services, and non-critical office based businesses will be allowed to open subject to Section II.I and Appendices A, C, and D of Colorado’s Safer-at-Home Order.

3) Existing restrictions on restaurants and bars remain in effect through at least May 26.

Tri-County Health believes maintaining strong social distancing offers the best opportunity to curb the growth in cases, and our healthcare system will be able to better prepare should there be a surge in cases. This will also offer businesses additional time to put the proper protocols in place to operate safely. This was a difficult decision to make for the Tri-County Health Department Board but one that is necessary to protect the progress made to date in this fight to protect our healthcare capacity while working to reopen our businesses.

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