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.

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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Restaurants and Food Services

Personal Recreation 


Places of Worship 


Outdoor Recreation 

More Resources:

Small Businesses

Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

Centennial Small Business Loan Fund

Colorado Small Business Development Center Webinars

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

The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act 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.

Centennial Business Monthly e-Newsletters

Innosphere Ventures accepting applications & Business Recovery Grants Closing  - August 27, 2020

Small Business Grants Application Process Closing August 20 - Aug. 18, 2020

Home-Based Businesses Now Eligible for Small Business Grants - Aug. 3, 2020

Share Your Comments About Facial Coverings - July 16, 2020

Centennial CARES: Small Business Grants Still Available - July 1, 2020

Reminder: Business Recovery Grants Available - June 24, 2020

Centennial CARES Business Grants Now Available - June 19, 2020

Requirements Available for Business Grant Program - June 18, 2020

Learn About Recent Changes to PPP - June 10, 2020

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