Business Resources

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Worried About Capital?

Delta County COVID Business Recovery Support Grant Fund

Attention Delta County Business!  Delta County and the City of Delta have now established the Delta County COVID Business Recovery Support Grant Fund.  The Business grant fund was put together in conjunction with Region 10 and Uncompahgre Development, and allows for Delta County businesses to apply for a grant.

Applications are due by October 31, 2020, and awards will be made in November.  For additional information and the application, visit

Region 10 Economic Disruption + Loan Program Information

Governor Polis has secured Federal loan assistance for Colorado’s small business.  Colorado small businesses impacted by COVID-19 can seek individual small business loans up to $2M as part of the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Small businesses throughout all 64 counties may seek SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. 

Region 10’s Small Business Resource Center provides assistance to businesses experiencing economic distress and/or disruption with SBDC business consulting, technical assistance services, and loan fund assistance.  Our information sheet regarding these and additional programs can be found here and can be printed to share with businesses.

The SBA has created a clearinghouse of information, including resources on the following:

  • Guidance for businesses and employers
  • Access to capital
  • Workforce capacity
  • Inventory and supply chain shortfalls
  • Export assistance

Need Help Problem Solving?

Concerned about the Safety of Employees and Customers?

What About My Employees?

Resources offer through Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE):

But I’m a Sole Proprietor or Gig Worker!?! 

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claim:

  • If you have only been self-employed (see below for list of types of employment) for the last 18 months and you pay taxes on that income, you should file for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
  • If you are an employee of a nonprofit church or religious organization that does not pay unemployment. NOTE: Some religious organizations may elect to pay unemployment and then you have to file a regular unemployment claim.

Self employed or independent contractor includes:

  • Sole proprietor who does not pay unemployment premiums
  • Business owner
  • Gig-economy worker
  • Freelancer
  • App-based worker (e.g. Uber, Lyft, Instacart)
  • Being issued a 1099 form from the business to report income for tax purposes
  • Filing a Schedule C tax form to report income made and lost 

Additional Resources

IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief for Businesses and Tax-Exempt Entities