2020 Emergency Business Grant (COVID-19)

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Thornton Emergency Business Grants, administered by the Thornton Economic Development Office, are available to help fund THORNTON LICENSED BUSINESSES WITH COMMERCIAL LOCATIONS affected by COVID-19.

Application submittal process:

  • Applications will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. We are currently accepting applications.
  • All qualified applications will be considered for approval according to the Program Scoring Rubric (applications that do not meet the minimum requirements per the scoring rubric will be denied).
  • If a business meets all Priority 1 Elements on the Scoring Rubric, their application will automatically be processed for payment.
  • Applications can be submitted online (see link below), emailed to [email protected], or mailed to City of Thornton Economic Development Office, City Hall, 9500 Civic Center Drive, Thornton, CO 80229.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Economic Development Office and the Businesses of Thornton Advisory Commission every Friday. Cut off time for Friday reviews are Wednesdays at 12:00 Noon.
  • Grant award amounts will be determined according to a priority scoring system (see Program Scoring Rubric for more details).
  • The Economic Development Office will send the applicant a formal grant approval or denial email within two weeks from the time of review. If approved, notification of award amount and regulatory requirements will also be provided.
  • Grant recipients can anticipate a check within 7-10 business days after formal approval.
  • While Emergency Business Grant funding for the COVID-19 crisis allows for a maximum of $10,000, not all businesses will receive the full $10,000, but rather a portion up to $10,000.
  • If a business is denied funding, they may reapply after 30 days (if funding is still available).

Be sure to review ALL downloadable information prior to submitting your application.

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