GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Mesa County has been awarded $956,285.00 by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) for the Small Business Relief Program (SBR), a State initiative funded by Senate Bill 20B-001.
As part of Mesa County’s ongoing COVID-19 emergency response and recovery strategy, the county is administering and distributing SBR funds to eligible small businesses. Mesa County is administering the program on behalf of the entire county and all municipalities within the county.
“Our small businesses are the backbone of our community, and this is a way Mesa County can offer financial assistance in the form of a one-time relief grant,” Mesa County Administrator Pete Baier said. “While COVID is still a reality, small business owners continue to endure the impacts of the pandemic, and we know that every dollar makes a difference as they fight to remain open.”
The county’s SBR offers a one-time award in amounts up to $3,500, $5,000, or $7,000 per business applicant based on company annual income.
The application portal is open — applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4. Applicants will be notified of their awards starting around Thursday, Feb. 1, and funds will be distributed by Friday, Feb. 12.
For more details, visit https://www.mesacounty.us/administration/small-business-relief-program/.