The Town of Erie, and participating communities, provided Federal CARES Fund dollars for this local program to support businesses that demonstrate financial stress or disrupted operations due to the public health crisis. The goal is to provide assistance to businesses that are trying to reopen and/or modify their business plans or facilities to serve customers in a safe way. Upstate Colorado, on behalf of the Town of Erie, administered the Business Recovery Program through the Weld County websites (Boulder businesses in Erie are eligible).
The business must demonstrate financial stress or disrupted operations, which may include but are not limited to increased costs related to COVID-19 prevention measures and notice of disrupted supply network leading to a shortage of critical inventory or materials.
Be located in the Town of Erie (both Weld and Boulder counties)
Be established prior to February 1, 2020
Have 500 or fewer employees (full time and part time combined)
Be in good standing
Meet one of these requirements: 50% of the business owned by Town of Erie resident, 50% of the gross receipts originate in Town of Erie or 50% of employees are Town of Erie residents