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Posted on: June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Assistance


The City of Brighton is working diligently to identify funding opportunities to offset hardships faced by the Brighton community. This page will act as a one-stop-shop for financial and other assistance available to the businesses, residents, non-profits, and community groups.  Click here for Spanish.

If you have questions regarding a City of Brighton grant, please contact Cindy Steele at or 303-655-2276.

Assistance for Residents

Brighton Water Assistance: The City also 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 Bank of the Rockies Mobile Food Pantry: The City of Brighton is sponsoring the Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Food Pantry at Historic City Hall (22 S 4th Ave) on July 11th, August 8th, and September 12th from 9:00 am-10:30 am. Please stay in your vehicle and you will be guided to drive thru this mobile pantry. Volunteers will place food items in your car. For questions call 303-371-9250.

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: 

Restaurant Employee Relief FundThrough the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, grants will be provided to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment that results in a lack of resources to pay for essential expenses. Each approved grant is $500, one per person only.

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. 

Colorado Artist Relief Fund: These funds will provide grants of up to $1,000 to individual Colorado artists whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work. Funding will be made available for artists that have ongoing creative endeavors through multiple disciplines including visual, digital, film, music, performing, teaching, etc.  

Assistance for Businesses

Adams County Small Business Relief ProgramThe 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 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

Colorado Enterprise Fund Original Small Business LoanThe 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 

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.  

Facebook Small Business Grants Program: Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses. The loans can be used for keeping your workforce going strong, helping with rent costs, connecting with more customers, and covering operational costs. 

Restaurant Employee Relief FundSee information under Assistance for Residents

Angel Relief Fund for Restaurant and Hospitality Workers: See information under Assistance for Residents

Colorado Artist Relief Fund: See information under Assistance for Residents

Assistance for Community Groups and Non-profits

Colorado Assistance FundGrants from this fund through the El Pomar Foundation will be distributed to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or government entities supporting access to appropriate healthcare and meeting basic human needs such as food access, rent and utilities assistance, and emergency services for individuals and communities impacted by the virus.

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.

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