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Canon City CARES Act COVID-19 Grant Fund

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    As our community continues to confront the still-emerging health and economic implications of the COVID-19 crisis, small businesses, schools, religious organizations and non-profit entities throughout Cañon City, have sought to meet the sudden and emergency needs of our community.

    Cañon City is proud to announce the second round of CARES Act Grant Funds. This opportunity is for small businesses, schools, religious organizations, and non-profit entities to apply for relief and receive funding, via the CARES Act, to address the COVID-19 emergency. Grants will fund temporary needs such as outdoor capacity-increasing measures due to increased restrictions on capacity by COVID-19 regulations and/or temporary solutions to COVID -19 that address an immediate issue caused by the pandemic that can help through December 30, 2020. Any direct costs associated with COVID-19 (for example hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, disposable masks, to-go containers, delivery service, etc.) are eligible, in addition to rent/mortgage and utilities (excluding city utilities).

  3. Application and Deadline Information

    Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 4, 2020. Only complete applications will be accepted, and all submissions will become the property of Cañon City.

  4. Awards and Disbursement of Funds

    Application reviewers will determine eligibility and grant amount. Awards will depend upon the number of applicants, availability of funds, and demonstrated need. Once funding decisions are made, applicants will receive a Grant Award notification which will outline all terms and conditions of receiving the grant.

    Cañon City reserves the right to offer awards different from the specified amount requested. Funds will be distributed via check. All funding decisions are final.

  5. Application

    The Cañon City CARES Act COVID-19 Grant Fund is designed to provide a financial bridge until businesses, schools, religious organizations and non-profit entities can return to a more sustainable level of operation. As our community deals with the health and economic implications of the COVID-19 crisis, small businesses, schools, religious organizations, and nonprofit entities have been especially hard hit. Supporting our community is integral to creating jobs for our residents and bringing back the goods and services that provide us with the quality of life we value in Cañon City and Fremont County.

  6. Eligibility Criteria

    • Must have a physical location in the City of Cañon City.
    • Has been operating continuously since at least January 1, 2020.
    • Independently owned.
    • Must be registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and be in good standing.
    • Be current with required Cañon City Sales, Revenue, and Personal Property Taxes.
    • Businesses with more than one physical location in the City of Cañon City may apply for the grant program for each location. For purposes of estimating FTE’s, the FTE count shall be based only on the specific location applying for the grant.
    • Marijuana industry businesses are not eligible.
    • Demonstrate how funds will help return to profitability.
    • If awarded previously you may apply again for additional funding.

    • Grant funds may not be used to pay City or County Real Property taxes. The CARES Act prohibits the use of grant funds to replace revenues.
    • Requests for funding to offset property taxes will be denied.
    • Businesses may request up to $30,000 in funds.

  7. Applicants will be required to submit/show

    • Receipts or quote demonstrating how grant funds will be used to address business needs caused by business interruption between March 1-December 30, 2020; and
    • W-9

  8. Questions

    For questions or more information contact City Grant Writer Brandi Fowler at bmfowler@canoncity.orrg

  9. Application

  10. Are you registered and in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State?

  11. Are you current with State of Colorado sales and withholding taxes?

  12. Is the entity that would receive the grant funds currently in bankruptcy proceedings ordoes the entity plan to file bankruptcy within the next 6 months?

  13. Do you have other locations in Fremont County? If so, will you apply separately for additional grant funds?

  14. If you are part of a national chain, are you an individually owned franchise operator?

  15. Have you been forced to temporarily close or forced to dramatically limit operationsdue to the Public Health Orders related to the COVID-19 public health crisis?

  16. Have you received any other financial assistance related to the COVID-19 public health crisis?

  17. If your grant application were approved, who would sign the grant agreement, and what is that person’s title?

  18. Electronic Signature Agreement

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

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