Resources for Denver Small Businesses, Tourism Workers, Artists Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)


If you own a small business or work in the creative, tourism or hospitality industries, check out these resources for those who’ve been severely impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Small business

City of Denver’s Small Business Emergency Relief Program

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock has unveiled a $4 million relief fund. The most impacted small businesses in Denver can receive up to $7,500 in cash. 

SBA Economic Injury disaster loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states, including Colorado, low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of Covid-19. The SBA can provide up to $2 million of financial assistance.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad grants to small businesses that have been disrupted by the outbreak. 

Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism Industry COVID-19 resource group

This group was set up specifically for those who work in the tourism, hospitality and restaurant industries to share information and help each other “navigate these unchartered waters.”

Bartender emergency assistance program

The USBG National Charity Foundation provides grants for bartenders who’ve experienced a catastrophic event or emergency hardship. 

Arts & Performing Arts

Denver Metro Area Artist COVID-19 Relief Fund

This GoFundMe campaign was created to help local artists. 


Denver Arts & Venues has created the fund to help artists adversely affected due to cancelations of events, classes, performances and other creative work.

The Denver Actors Fund

This organization helps members of the Colorado theater community who are in medical need. 

CBCA Resources to Support the Arts

The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) has a long list of resources for artists, creative professionals and cultural organizations. 

General Assistance

Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance Program

Denver residents who are facing a housing crisis or hardship to help prevent eviction or displacement.

Hunger Free Colorado

Find information on school meals, food pantries and more. 


The Dumb Friends League has posted a list of resources for subsidized pet food. 

Colorado Department of Labor

Get information on paid sick leave and more forms of assistance for employers and employees. 

Apply for Unemployment

The Colorado Department of Labor provides complete information on its site.