COVID-19 Recovery Resources
===Community Support Resources
We know times are tough, and you may need a little bit of extra help. . .
In Larimer County, there are many agencies working hard to provide food and financial assistance and emotional support. The County put together some links to help make your search for assistance a little bit easier. Larimer County will keep this list updated monthly so the information is current.
Link to Individual & Family Assistance resource page.
Link to Emotional Support & Mental Health resource page.
We could not find a direct web page for help due to COVID-19, but we found a page for Wildfire/emotional help:
===FEMA Funeral Support : Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
===Rent & Mortgage Assistance
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, many people in our community are facing uncertainty with paying rent.
=Neighbor to Neighbor is here to help. Larimer County: Neighbor to Neighbor Rent Assistance:
=How to Avoid Eviction; and do you qualify for Rental Assistance.
=LYONS: Contact Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund (LEAF)
=PINEWOOD SPRINGS / Larimer County: Contact Crossroads Ministry
===Education Resources & Assistance
Additional support available for Front Range Community College summer semester students who have been impacted by COVID-19. Up to $1,500 per student: FRCC COVID-19 Education Impact Grant for Summer 2021.
Applications must be received by June 11, 2021, at 4:00 pm.
Business & Workforce Support
Colorado Jumpstart – Return to Work Incentive
Colorado Jumpstart is a program being offered to unemployment benefits recipients who return to work between may 16th 2021 – June 26th, 2021.
Eligible claimants who return to work between May 16 and May 29, 2021 can receive a Colorado Jumpstart Bonus of $1,600. Eligible claimants who return to work between May 30 and June 26, 2021 can receive a Colorado Jumpstart Bonus of $1,200. The Colorado Jumpstart Bonus is taxable and will be taxed at the percentage a claimant has previously selected.
For more information for the Colorado Jumpstart Bonus please visit: https://cdle.colorado.gov/colorado-jumpstart
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees. Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal.
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (Fondo de revitalización de restaurantes), part of the American Rescue Plan Act, will provide $28.6 billion in grants to restaurants and bars in need. This fund will offer grants to hard-hit restaurants and bars based on lost revenue. Five billion dollars of that total will be set aside expressly for businesses with 2019 gross receipts of less than $500,000.
Climber Business Fund – Colorado announced a $250M small business loan fund. Loans of up to $500,000 are available, with special consideration for businesses in rural, distressed, and underserved areas. See complete details.
ALSO SEE LYONS RECORDER ARTICLE ON THE FUND.
Lyons REVOLVING LOAN FUNDS AVAILABLE – 0% interest
All Local Lyons Businesses Encouraged To Apply
The Town of Lyons Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Advisory Committee announced in previous months that approximately $72,000 is available -at favorable terms for licensed Lyons businesses whose principal office is in the Town of Lyons or the Lyons planning area. This is still in effect as of 6/16/21, according to the town’s Chamber.
Loans will carry 0% interest / 12-month term / Value of loan can be up to $10,000
Applications will be handled in strict confidence and reviewed by a committee of seven Lyons-area residents.
For more details or to apply, please see the rules and standards document and the application document.
Please contact the Lyons committee chairman, Mike Porter, with any questions.
BILL TO HELP CULTURAL GROUPS SHUTTERED DURING THE PANDEMIC: On June 14, 2021, Gov. Jared Polis signed a Bill that will send $6 million from the state’s general fund to the office of film and television. Additionally, $15.5 million is heading to the state’s art relief program, and $1.5 million will go towards helping cultural facilities. The emphasis is on also helping urban/rural areas. – Places that were shuttered during the pandemic.