Business Support Resources

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The City wants to provide businesses with access to the support they need during this challenging economic time. The resources below are intended to point business owners to local, regional and federal agencies and programs designed to help.

Arapahoe County Under State's Safer at Home Order. Learn more.

All businesses operating under the Safer-At-Home Order, including Retail and Personal Services, were able to open on May 9 if implementing best practices. Offices were allowed to open at 50 percent reduced capacity, if best practices are being implemented. Businesses should still use telecommuting to the greatest extent possible. Get more Safer-at-Home Guidance for Businesses. Have questions? Tri-County Health's newly-established Business Re-Opening Task Force is available to answers questions and provide guidance on requirements under the Safer-At-Home Order. Businesses can access this service through email at and by phone at 720-713-6030. 

Effective May 27, restaurants will be allowed to offer dine-in service across the State. View guidance for restaurants reopening on the State's website.

Need further assistance? Apply for a Temporary Use Permit from the City of Centennial.

Guidance by sector or topic:

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Office-Based Businesses

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Personal Services
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Non-Critical Manufacturing
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Field Services & Real Estate
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Child Care Facilities
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Limited Health Care
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Keep Employees & Customers Safe
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Best Practices for all Businesses

More Resources:

Small Businesses

Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

Centennial Small Business Loan Fund

Colorado Small Business Development Center Webinars

Colorado Lending Source - Helping small businesses navigate the current health crisis.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently passed by Congress is the largest U.S. stimulus package ever to provide economic relief to businesses and workers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The bill offers the aid for small businesses (those with less than 500 employees), 501(c)3s, sole proprietors and independent contractors. Learn more on the Colorado Small Business Development Center website. Also, you can view the CARES Flow Chart(PDF, 138KB).

Colorado SBA Lenders(PDF, 2MB)

Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center

Express Bridge Loan (EBL) Pilot Program

Slack Workspace

Denver South Economic Development Partnership, in coordination with local cities, counties, and regional economic development organizations, have created a Slack workspace to help connect business owners and leaders throughout our region.

The purpose of this Slack workspace is to encourage communication across the business community by industry, connect businesses to necessary resources, and help business leaders navigate the current challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join the Business Resources Slack Workspace Here


Job & Unemployment Assistance

The State of Colorado is launching “Connect to Care Jobs” through the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), in partnership with Advancing States, to match health care job seekers with immediate openings in residential care settings. Many Coloradans are looking for work, and these facilities are in need of extra support during this challenging time. Job seekers should visit to apply.

OnwardCO - A one-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center provides a variety of no-cost services to job seekers and businesses.

We understand that many of our residents are experiencing the hardship of lost wages due to business closures or reduced hours. Visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment website and to learn how they can help.

Centennial Business Monthly e-Newsletters

Business Re-Opening Task Force Offering Webinar - May 20, 2020

Provide Feedback on EIDL and PPP Loans - May 15, 2020

Tri-County Health Launches Re-Opening Task Force - May 13, 2020

Join the Safer at Home Telephone Town Hall on May 7 - May 5, 2020

Nonprofit Lenders Accepting PPP Applications - April 30, 2020

County's Stay-at-Home Order Extended Through May 8 - April 27, 2020

How to Prepare for Future Stimulus Funding - April 23, 2020

Colorado Restaurant Association Creates Resource Web Page - April 20, 2020

Colorado Enterprise Fund and City of Centennial Launch Centennial Small Business Loan Fund - April 17, 2020

Economic Impact Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Program - April 16, 2020

State Compiles List of Financial Assistance Resources Beyond EIDL and PPP - April 15, 2020

Connect With Businesses in Your Industry - April 10, 2020

Small Business Development Center Offers Webinars - April 7, 2020

Paycheck Protection Loans Available April 3 - April 2, 2020

Interest Waived on Certain Tax Payments - March 31, 2020

A Guide to the Federal COVID-19 Stimulus Package - March 30, 2020

Critical Business Self-Certification Form Released - March 27, 2020

Learn How to Apply for an SBA Economic Impact Disaster Loan - March 26, 2020

Donate Masks to Help Protect Medical Professionals - March 24, 2020

Let the Public Know You're Open for Business - March 23, 2020

Learn How to Apply for an SBA Disaster Loan - March 20, 2020

Centennial Creates List of Restaurants & Bars That Are Still Open - March 19, 2020

Resources Aim to Help Businesses During Coronavirus Outbreak - March 17, 2020

Small Business Development Center Needs Feedback for Disaster Loan Qualification - March 16, 2020