Weld County Service Industry Relief Fund Application

Weld County has approved $2 million in funding to support local “high risk” businesses mandated to close or significantly limit services during the COVID-19 crisis. 

The goal is to provide assistance to eligible service based businesses that have been mandated to close or reduce services in response guidelines issues by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  

Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2021.

Overview

All applications must be submitted online. No applications will be accepted via hard-copy, in-person or via email.

Eligibility Requirements

The Weld County Service Industry Relief Fund will assist eligible small businesses that have been identified as “high-risk” and mandated to close or restrict their operations following guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Priority consideration will be given to:

  • Restaurants, bars and other food and beverage service providers
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Live event venues and movie theaters
  • Entertainment including bowling centers, arcades, and recreation facilities


Other public facing business may apply for consideration under special circumstances, see guidelines.

To qualify for grant support, businesses must meet eligibility criteria including but not limited to:
  • Must be physically located in Weld County and NOT a home-based business
  • Business sector must be included in one of the targeted industries listed above
  • Business must be public facing and mandated to close or significantly restrict operations due to COVID-19 guidelines issued on 11/20/20
  • Must be established prior to February 1, 2020
  • Must be registered and in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State
  • Must be a for-profit entity (i.e., partnership, corporation, or LLC)
  • Must have at least 3 employees (including the owner)
  • Must meet one of the following requirements:
    • 50% of the business owned by Weld County resident
    • 50% of the gross receipts originate in Weld
    • 50% of employees are Weld County residents
  • Must be able to demonstrate solvency (positive equity and net income) prior to February 01, 2020
  • Must be able to demonstrate financial stress, disrupted operations, or lost revenues as well as outstanding costs associated directly with impacts of COVID-19.