On July 13 Northglenn City Council voted to allocate $500,000 to support small businesses moving into the recovery stages of re-opening. CARES Act funding allocated to Northglenn by Adams County made the grant program possible.
The Business is Back (BIB) Recovery Grant will assist businesses with costs incurred to maintain the health and safety of employees and customers under local governmental guidelines and regulations due to COVID-19.
Qualifying businesses can apply for up to $5,000 of reimbursable expenses they have incurred from March 15, 2020 for purchases of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), equipment/operating supplies, and workspace and other physical space modifications needed to operate because of COVID-19.
The program opens at 8 a.m., Friday, July 17. The application, grant details, and qualifications are online: www.northglenn.org/bibgrant.
“Northglenn provided almost $500,000 to 130 businesses in rent/mortgage assistance grants, and it was obvious there was more need,” said Northglenn Director of Economic Development Debbie Tuttle. “Trying to keep a small business afloat during a pandemic is challenging, and offering assistance with unanticipated expenses will help during this recovery phase.”
Grants will be awarded generally on a first-come, first-served basis based on the submittal date and funding availability. The grant closes on September 30, 2020.