The Town of Dolores has received CARES Act funds to help local businesses and non-profit organizations that have experienced business disruption due to COVID-19. Five hundred dollars ($500) is available to all eligible Dolores businesses with additional information required to request up to a total of $5,000.
All businesses/organizations that receive funding will also receive a one-year Dolores Chamber of Commerce membership in order to access its business support, networking, and resources. Any current Dolores Chamber of Commerce members that receive funding will have their membership extended for an additional year.
The Town of Dolores will consider proposals from for-profit and non-profit businesses including 501c6 and 501c3 organizations, and home-based businesses that meet the following eligibility criteria:
Business/organization must be located within the Town of Dolores limits.
Business must have a current Town of Dolores business license when applying (excludes non-profits).
The business/organization is still in business and working to reopen or stay open.
All requests will be asked to provide receipts and/or financial documentation to demonstrate need.
All funding must distributed and used by December 31, 2020.
Eligible Funding Requests:
Reimbursement of any COVID-19 related expenses that have already occurred; including masks, sanitizer, plexiglass, signage, technology needs, or other costs incurred to accommodate social distancing and public health requirements. Receipts are required.
Funds may be used for COVID-19 related expenses still needed to meet public health and social distancing requirements (PPE equipment, technology, and signage). Please provide quotes or specific pricing information. If approved, the Town will make payment after all receipts are received.
Funds may be used for costs of business interruption caused by required closures (this may include rent, utilities, and personnel). Requests must not duplicate funding already received for this purpose from other COVID-19 related grants or relief programs including, but not limited to, PPP and EIDL loans.
Funds may be used for costs expended for any events that were cancelled (posters, t-shirts, etc.).
Funds may be used to help meet anticipated needs to remain open through the end of the year (heaters for restaurants so they can utilize outdoor space, tents, etc.). Please provide quotes or specific pricing information. If approved, the Town will make payment after all receipts are received.
All funding is subject to review, audit, and final determination by the Department of Treasury. Any funds spent that are not in compliance with their requirements must be returned to the Town of Dolores. For additional information to clarify eligible expenditures, please visit https://cdola.colorado.gov/cvrf.
Marijuana businesses and
Businesses that are already permanently closed.
The Selection Committee includes the Town Administrator, Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado (Region 9) and the Dolores Chamber of Commerce. All applications will be evaluated based on the above criteria and availability of funds. Region 9 will receive all applications directly or upon deadline, and has the legal and ethical responsibility to safeguard the privacy of all applicants. The Selection Committee shall maintain all Confidential Information in strict confidence and shall not, directly or indirectly, disclose, disseminate, use for the benefit of themselves or any third parties, or otherwise publish Confidential Information, except as required by law.
All Applications are due by 4:30pm on Monday, November 30th, 2020 (All funding must be distributed by Dec. 31, 2020.) Any applications received after the deadline may not be considered. Paper Applications can be sent via email to Laura Lewis Marchino at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be directed to Ken Charles at 970-882-7720, email@example.com
If the funding request is granted but not used for the purpose in the proposal, funds must be returned to the Town of Dolores within 30 days of notification from the Town.
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