Business Recovery Grant Application Period Closes Aug. 30
Published on 30 July 2020
UPDATE: The City of Centennial will stop accepting applications for the Centennial CARES: Small Business Grant Program at 5 p.m. on August 30, 2020. Applications received prior to the closing will be reviewed in the order received. The City is in the process of developing an additional round of small business grants, tentatively scheduled to be available during the month of October. Specifics regarding this next round of grants are still being determined.
Centennial businesses are encouraged to visit this web page for up-to-date information on current and future grant programs
In partnership with Arapahoe County, Centennial’s City Council has directed $5 million of City funding to be used to support our small business community. The Centennial CARES: Small Business Grants are intended to help small businesses in Centennial who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with reopening and adapting to COVID-19 compliance requirements. Beginning in early August, these grants became available for home-based businesses and those businesses licensed prior to March 1, 2020.
Grant applications are now available. The application can be found here. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.
Eligible non-home-based businesses could receive up to $30,000 in two separate grants. The Business Interruption Grant will be awarded at an amount up to $10,000 to eligible businesses for business operation expenses including, but not limited to, lease/mortgage, payroll, inventory, and supplies/equipment necessary to operate the business. The Business Infrastructure and PPE Grant will be awarded for up to $20,000 to eligible businesses for expense incurred or planned to facilitate compliance with public health orders. Expenditures may include, but are not limited to, building and property modifications, touchless payment systems, online ordering platforms, personal protective equipment, and safety training.
Home-based businesses are now eligible for the Business Interruption Grant for a maximum of $2,500 per business.
Learn more about the application process and eligibility by visiting centennialco.gov/caresgrants.