Last updated: March 30, 2020 at 7:00pm
The Longmont Chamber has put together a live list of local businesses offering take-out and delivery options. Please shop local to support our economy!
Colorado is currently on a stay-at-home order. This means staying home except for essential activities. The CDC recommends to maintain 6 feet of distance from others while you are out in the world, as well as washing hands with hot water and soap for at least 20 seconds frequently.
The Longmont Community Foundation has launched the Neighbor-to-Neighbor COVID-19 Relief Fund to support charitable organizations in the area. The Governor has also launched Help Colorado Now to solicit volunteers and donations on a statewide basis.
Your responses to this survey will be reviewed and used by the coordinated response team to prioritize and address issues. Thank you to everyone who responded to our first COVID-19 Business Survey, your information and insight helped us greatly.
We are providing quick access to information regarding SBA EIDL Loans and some other funding opportunities, but we would suggest visiting the Colorado SBDC Network’s page by clicking here for a full list of currently and potentially available programs made possible through federal funding.
As of 1:00pm on March 19, Colorado has been declared eligible for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. You can click here to begin your application.
The Boulder County SBDC recommends opening an application today. These loans are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. They also recommend gathering at least your last two years of financials, taxes, as well as projections.
Colorado Lending Source has partnered with Kiva to create new 0% interest, $0 fee loans through the Kiva platform for US small businesses. Learn more by clicking here ». If you have any specific questions, you can reach out to Rachael Sall (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is the Kiva Hub Capital Access Manager.
The CARES Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses that maintain their payroll during this emergency. Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.
The Federal Government is still finalizing guidelines and process for this program. Please check back soon.
Facebook is offering grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
The Response Team is currently working with local financial and funding partners to explore short-term and medium-term options for grant funding to employers to cover rent, operating costs, payroll, and other expenses. When information is available, it will be posted here.
Access the Center for Disease Control’s hub about COVID-19 by clicking here »
For quick access:
The State of Colorado has created a COVID-19 Hub of information. This includes all information regarding new cases, state guidelines, public health information, and more. Click here »
For quick access:
Read Longmont EDP’s response to COVID-19 and our message to partners by clicking here »
Read Longmont Chamber’s response to COVID-19 and message to members by clicking here »
Read Longmont Downtown Development Authority’s update by clicking here »
Read Boulder County Small Business Development Center’s update by clicking here »
Read St. Vrain Valley School District’s update on coronavirus and school closures by clicking here »
There are ongoing closures and facility updates. To receive the most up-to-date information, please visit the City of Longmont’s news feed and subscribe for eNotifications to get updates as they are released.
Announced: “In order to help Longmont’s residents care for themselves and their families, the City will not disconnect a customer’s utility [both residential and commercial] services until further notice. We are also suspending any additional fees for outstanding parking tickets. In addition, NextLight will provide qualifying families with two free months of NextLight service and an option to then continue service at $14.95/month.* To learn more about this program, please call 303-651-8386.
*For new customers only that participate in a public assistance program. Service may not be available in all areas.”
Many services are still available through Code Enforcement, Development, and Planning. Please check the City’s updated website regarding the availability of services.
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There is no change in the due date for filing sales and use tax returns for the City. Returns and payment are due on the 20th of each month.
Please file your monthly sales & use tax return with the City. If full payment is not included the City will waive penalties and interest as long as the tax filer files the return and makes contact with the City to make payment arrangements.
The Sales Tax Division is available by phone at 303-651-8672 or by email at Sales.email@example.com.
Sales tax returns and payments can still be made by mail or online at https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-e-m/finance/sales-and-use-tax/online-sales-and-use-tax-return.
From now until April 20, the Boulder County Treasurer’s Office will accept delinquent 1st half payments (originally due March 2) without interest. The second half payment of property taxes will be due June 15. For more information please visit https://www.bouldercounty.org/news/late-payment-delinquent-interest-policy-for-property-tax-payments/
Check out these additional resources:
Have questions and need them answered now? Call the OEDIT COVID-19 Hotline (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.): 303-860-5881
Manufacturer’s Edge has put together a list of manufacturing companies willing to help share facilities and technology. Visit this marketplace here »
The Colorado Health Emergency Leave with Pay Rules (“Colorado HELP” 7 CCR 1103-10) requires up to four days of paid sick for employees being tested for coronavirus COVID-19 in select industries which include: leisure and hospitality; food services; child care; education, including transportation, food service, and related work at educational establishments; home health, if working with elderly, disabled, ill, or otherwise high-risk individuals and; nursing homes and community living facilities.
Further information on these new rules from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment are accessible here »
The March 11, 2020 Press Release regarding these rules is accessible here »
Check out the SBDC Remote Work Checklist.
HelpScout, a software company, compiled Tips from 100+ Remote Workers and Leaders to help provide additional information on best practices in all different kinds of industries.
The world’s largest ever remote work conference, Running Remote, is hosting a free conference on April 20 called Remote AID 2020. Learn more here »
Katherine Keegan, the Director of the Office of the Future of Work for Colorado, wrote an excellent article sharing best practices. You can access that on LinkedIn here »
We understand there is a lot of anxiety right now concerning small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and we want you to know that EforAll is here to help!
EforAll exists to help start new businesses in communities that are often overlooked for investment. With that in mind, we are still planning to run our Summer accelerator program that will support up to 15 businesses through intensive business training, access to mentorship, and access to small cash grants. The deadline to apply for the program is May 20th and you can apply here!
EforAll volunteers, if you are willing to offer some virtual office hours, host video learning sessions, or support EforAll businesses financially, let us know!
We put a list of resources together for small businesses and will keep updating this as new resources become available.
We’ll advocate for small business support locally, regionally and nationally and are in touch with partners across Colorado on what support systems/programs are being developed.
We’ll be offering some online video workshops, stay tuned for announcements on this!
Contact us! Whether you are looking for advice or just someone to talk to, we’re here for you. Contact our local team at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and our headquarters staff will be available.
We’re all in this together,
Your EforAll Family
Workforce Boulder County offices will be closed until further notice. During this time they would like to offer alternate ways of contacting them.
Call Center: 720-776-0822
Job Search: www.connectingcolorado.com
Resume Critique, Interview Prep or any career-related questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Customers: email@example.com
Veterans: Contact Daniel Savage, M.S.Regional Veterans Employment Representative, at 720-595-1232
GED Learning Lab/Young Adult Resources: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit Workforce Boulder County’s website for more resources: www.wfbc.org
Answering questions about unemployment insurance for your workers during these times? Further information is available on the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment website here »
You can also access additional information about Unemployment Insurance and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment by clicking here »
Unemployment Insurance Call In:
Denver Metro: 303-318-9000
Spanish Denver Metro: 303-318-9333 Toll-Free: 1-866-422-0402
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TTY) Denver Metro: 303-318-9016 Toll Free: 1-800-894-7730
Filing for unemployment insurance? You should go here »
Here are potential alternatives to laying off your employees, provided by the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment.
The Federal Government is pursuing three “phases” of response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
The Response Team is working on gaining additional information regarding the newest Phase 3 program. We will be updating this page as we get new information.