Partners Launch Small Business Relief Fund
The Chamber has teamed up with Bohemian Foundation, the City of Fort Collins, and Colorado Enterprise Fund to launch a $5 million Larimer County Small Business Recovery Fund.
Round 1 will include $2 million in lending capital seeded through a partnership made possible by Bohemian Foundation, the City of Fort Collins and Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce. Round 2 will follow shortly with the remaining $3 million in lending capital to be raised through regional collaboration with local foundations, banks, municipalities, private businesses and individuals.
The program is initially being implemented by the City of Fort Collins, the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce and Bohemian Foundation for the benefit of business in Larimer County. Additional partners are being actively recruited to aid in supporting this program.
Loan details are as follows (subject to change as the program finalizes):
- Loans amounts between $2,500-$50,000 at a fixed rate of 3.50% and no origination fee; and
- Loans are intended to support the stabilization and recovery of businesses.
Eligible Business will (in addition to other requirements):
- Be located within Larimer County, Colorado (primary address) and employ 20 or fewer workers.
- And has through normal operations held sufficient human, intellectual, and financial capital to be deemed economically viable prior to March 15, 2020. Apply here: https://coloradoenterprisefund.org/larimer-county-covid-19-relief-loan/
I want to extend a big ‘thank you’ to the Bohemian Foundation and the City of Fort Collins Economic Health Office for their leadership in creating the fund.
One of the questions we’re getting is about how people can donate to the fund. If you are interested in donating to the fund, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.