CARES Economic Recovery Grant
Opens Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM (MST)
Deadline Feb 7 2021 11:59 PM (MST)
Description

Pueblo County is proud to announce the opportunity for both nonprofits and small businesses located in Pueblo County to apply for economic relief and receive funding, via the CARES Act to address the COVID-19 emergency.

Application and Deadline Information

For nonprofit grants, applications must be submitted, online, no later than midnight on Sunday February 7th, 2021.

For the small business grants, applications must be submitted, online, no later than midnight on Sunday, February 7th, 2021.

Only complete applications will be accepted, and all submissions will become the property of Pueblo County.

CARES Act Emergency Grant Funding

Business Applications

  • Business must have a physical location in Pueblo County
  • Business cannot be a multi-level marketing business (MLM)
  • Must be a for-profit business
  • Independently owned, local business
  • Corporately owned national chains are not eligible for the grant unless you are an individually owned franchise operator with 49 or less employees total at all locations and owner is a Colorado resident
  • Have no more than 49 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions and at least one full-time equivalent (FTE) employee; a business owner working full time would meet this qualification
  • Must be registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and be in good standing
  • Businesses with more than one physical location in Pueblo County may apply for the grant program for each Pueblo County location
  • For purposes of estimating FTE’s, the FTE count shall be based only on the specific location applying for the grant
  • Business has been forced to temporarily close or operations have been dramatically limited due to the Public Health Orders related to the COVID-19 public health crisis
  • Marijuana industry businesses are not eligible


Non-Profit Applications

  • Non-profit must have a physical location in Pueblo County
  • Must be a non-profit as recognized by the IRS
  • Non-profit has been forced to temporarily close or operations have been dramatically limited due to the Public Health Orders related to the COVID-19 public health crisis
  • Must be registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and be in good standing


Applicant Requirements

  • Applicants will be required to submit/show
  • W-9
  • Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss statements for January 1st - September 30th, 2019 and 2020
  • Certificate of Good Standing from the Colorado Secretary of State
  • CARES Act Budget which shows how a proposed budget of how any awarded funds would be used
  • IRS Letter of Determination (Nonprofits only)

Note: Grant funds may not be used to pay governments in any way, this includes property and payroll taxes.  Funds may not be used to cover permanent infrastructure. Funds must cover expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020


Awards and Disbursements

Application reviewers will determine eligibility and grant amount. Awards will depend upon the number of applicants, availability of funds, application completion and demonstrated need. The first priority will be for those businesses who are outside of Pueblo City limits who did not receive funding from any other COVID relief funding.  Once funding decisions are made, applicants will receive a Grant Award notification which will outline all terms and conditions of receiving the grant. Pueblo County reserves the right to offer awards different from the specified amount requested. Funds will be sent via check.

Recipient Reporting Requirements

Receipts must complete the County provide expense monitoring worksheet following all County guidelines. Recipient must make all necessary information available to confirm expenditures were eligible under this grant.

CARES Economic Recovery Grant


Pueblo County is proud to announce the opportunity for both nonprofits and small businesses located in Pueblo County to apply for economic relief and receive funding, via the CARES Act to address the COVID-19 emergency.

Application and Deadline Information

For nonprofit grants, applications must be submitted, online, no later than midnight on Sunday February 7th, 2021.

For the small business grants, applications must be submitted, online, no later than midnight on Sunday, February 7th, 2021.

Only complete applications will be accepted, and all submissions will become the property of Pueblo County.

CARES Act Emergency Grant Funding

Business Applications

  • Business must have a physical location in Pueblo County
  • Business cannot be a multi-level marketing business (MLM)
  • Must be a for-profit business
  • Independently owned, local business
  • Corporately owned national chains are not eligible for the grant unless you are an individually owned franchise operator with 49 or less employees total at all locations and owner is a Colorado resident
  • Have no more than 49 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions and at least one full-time equivalent (FTE) employee; a business owner working full time would meet this qualification
  • Must be registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and be in good standing
  • Businesses with more than one physical location in Pueblo County may apply for the grant program for each Pueblo County location
  • For purposes of estimating FTE’s, the FTE count shall be based only on the specific location applying for the grant
  • Business has been forced to temporarily close or operations have been dramatically limited due to the Public Health Orders related to the COVID-19 public health crisis
  • Marijuana industry businesses are not eligible


Non-Profit Applications

  • Non-profit must have a physical location in Pueblo County
  • Must be a non-profit as recognized by the IRS
  • Non-profit has been forced to temporarily close or operations have been dramatically limited due to the Public Health Orders related to the COVID-19 public health crisis
  • Must be registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and be in good standing


Applicant Requirements

  • Applicants will be required to submit/show
  • W-9
  • Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss statements for January 1st - September 30th, 2019 and 2020
  • Certificate of Good Standing from the Colorado Secretary of State
  • CARES Act Budget which shows how a proposed budget of how any awarded funds would be used
  • IRS Letter of Determination (Nonprofits only)

Note: Grant funds may not be used to pay governments in any way, this includes property and payroll taxes.  Funds may not be used to cover permanent infrastructure. Funds must cover expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020


Awards and Disbursements

Application reviewers will determine eligibility and grant amount. Awards will depend upon the number of applicants, availability of funds, application completion and demonstrated need. The first priority will be for those businesses who are outside of Pueblo City limits who did not receive funding from any other COVID relief funding.  Once funding decisions are made, applicants will receive a Grant Award notification which will outline all terms and conditions of receiving the grant. Pueblo County reserves the right to offer awards different from the specified amount requested. Funds will be sent via check.

Recipient Reporting Requirements

Receipts must complete the County provide expense monitoring worksheet following all County guidelines. Recipient must make all necessary information available to confirm expenditures were eligible under this grant.

Opens
Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM (MST)
Deadline
Feb 7 2021 11:59 PM (MST)