Submit a Thornton Start Up Grant Application Online

The Thornton Start Up Grant (Start Up Grant) is designed to assist small business owners with starting, relocating, or expanding their business (to a larger or 2nd location), anywhere in the city of Thornton. The intention of the program is to rebuild and sustain our economy from the impact of COVID. City Council would like to attract new and unique businesses and services to the Thornton community, while supporting the growth of a small business owner or start up with a concept or idea by bringing it to reality. The intention of the grant is to help those most in need.

 

Review ALL information here before submitting an application!

 
Your application will not be considered completer or processed until ALL information is received, including Business/Strategic Plan.
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          • If you have been operating for LESS THAN 2 years, you must submit a Business Plan. If you have been in operation MORE THAN 2 years, you must attach a Strategic Plan to include a detailed description of the following information: 1) Business Operation, product or service you bring to the Thornton community; impact you will have in the Thornton Community; how your business will operate; include management team and staffing information. 2) Why you chose this location to expand or relocate your business. 3) What your business goals are over the next 12 months. 4) How you intend to market your business location/expansion over the next 12 months. 5) What you project your profit margin to be over the next 12 months (please attach cash flow projection sheet). 6) How you intend to use the grant funding. 7) Approximate cost of total project and breakdown of each major category. 8) Please explain to the reviewers why your business should be chosen for the grant. See Applicant Requirements and Information page for more information.
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            • Any accompanying drawings, information to clarify the projects you will carry out, and approximate cost of your purchases and improvements. If grant application is for marketing, please include a proof of the advertisement or material.
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                • **NOTICE: If you have been in operation for less than 2 years, please contact the Alliance Business Assistance Center to schedule a time to meet with one of our staff, 720.674.6547. You will be required to submit a business plan and participate in our Business Start Up counseling sessions.**
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