Thornton Offers Emergency Business Grants, Increased Programs to Local Businesses
More than 125 Thornton businesses have been recent recipients of a share of $1,000,000 in grant funds through the city of Thornton’s Emergency Business Grant Program. This program provides funds for rent, utilities, personal protection equipment, inventory and more. “Receiving up to $10,000 in grants can help a business stay afloat during this difficult time,” says Thornton Local Business Administrator Robin Martinez.
Grant funding is still available, and businesses that have not yet applied are encouraged to do so at www.businessinthornton.com/local-business/support-programs/emergency-business-grant/.
“Our local businesses are major contributors to our Thornton economy and we’re doing everything we can to assist them,” says Martinez. The owners of two Thornton businesses that received grants said they “appreciate your help as we re-establish the store and build for the future,” and “we will get through this pandemic together and be prosperous again.”
In addition to grant funds, Thornton is providing local businesses with free “We Are Open” banners, COVID safety window decals, face masks, and other programs. “Through our partnerships with organizations such as the Mi Casa Resource Center and the Colorado Small Business Development Center, businesses can also access free counseling, education, and marketing support,” says Martinez.
Local businesses also need support from the community as a whole. “Social media outlets are a great way to see updates about the businesses in our community, the deals they may be offering and their personal stories.” Residents can help support Thornton’s business community by following Thornton Economic Development at @OEDThornton on Facebook and Instagram.
For more information contact:
Thornton Local Business Administrator, Robin Martinez at 303-538-7393