Expanded Eligibility to Businesses for Centennial CARES Grants

Published on 30 June 2020


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. Starting August 3 these grants are now 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.