Assistance for Residents
Brighton Water Assistance: The City offers a general water assistance program for persons facing extended financial hardship. This assistance is not limited to COVID-19 hardships and if requirements are met for both programs, this may be stacked with the City of Brighton Residential Water and Sewer grant above.
Colorado Legal Services Eviction Clinics: Colorado Legal Services (CLS) offers a program to prevent homelessness by providing low-income renters facing eviction free legal assistance. CLS staff are going to “staff” the court eviction clinics (Adams, Denver, and El Paso Counties) on an applicant call-in basis, instead of being at the courts as they have been, awaiting applicants who wish to speak with one of their grant-funded staff members.
Food Banks: Adams County has a list of food pantries and meal programs throughout the county as well as other community resources listed on their website: http://adamscountycovid19.org/community-resources
Angel Relief Fund for Restaurant and Hospitality Workers: Angel Relief Fund grants through the Colorado Restaurant Association are focused on restaurant and food and beverage service hospitality workers who are diagnosed with coronavirus, have been quarantined under doctor’s care, are unable to receive government assistance, and have been out of work for more than a month.
Assistance for Businesses
Adams County Small Business Relief Program: The county’s Small Business Relief Program offers a one-time award in amounts of $3,500, $5,000, $7,000 per business applicant based on company annual income.
Brighton Economic Development Corporation: The Brighton EDC has developed a business resource list including options for financial and technical assistance.
#WeAreBrighton: To support local businesses, the BEDC and the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau have teamed up to start the #WeAreBrighton campaign. Visit http://brightonedc.org/wearebrighton and check out Brighton establishments that are open for business and providing gift cards, take out, and delivery service. If you are a local business and would like to be added to this site, visit https://forms.gle/H9d8KjdBMWoPUcEr9.
Colorado Enterprise Fund Original Small Business Loan: The Colorado Enterprise Funds has loans for small businesses, including microloans, step-up loans, healthy foods loans, loans for Veterans, Small Business Administration Community Advantage Loan, lines of credit, and commercial real estate loans. Visit https://coloradoenterprisefund.org/
Disaster Loan Assistance for Small Businesses: The Small Business Administration provides provide low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by COVID-19. Working capital loans of up to $2 million can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Click here for more information on these loans.
Angel Relief Fund for Restaurant and Hospitality Workers: See information under Assistance for Residents
Assistance for Community Groups and Non-profits
COVID-19 Relief Funds and Philanthropic Responses: Philanthropy Colorado has compiled a list of relief funds and grant money available to non-profit organizations who are battling the effects of COVID-19. View the list on their website.