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Cares Coronavirus Relief Program
County of Montezuma
Cares Coronavirus Relief Program
Montezuma County 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 is available to all eligible Montezuma County businesses with additional information required to request up to a total of $10,000.
Montezuma County 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 Montezuma County.
- 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.
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 County 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, Region 9 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 Montezuma County. For additional information to clarify eligible expenditures, please visit https:/cdola.colorado.gov/cvrf.
- Marijuana businesses and liquor stores
- Businesses that are already permanently closed
The Selection Committee includes the at least one representative from the County and members from Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado (Region 9). 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.
First Round – due by October 15; Second Round – due by November 30. (All funding must be distributed by Dec. 31, 2020.) Any applications received after the deadline may not be considered. Businesses can only apply for one of the above funding cycles, not both.
Applications can be sent via email to Region 9 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be directed to Shak Powers, County Administrator at (970) 565-8317.
If funding request is granted and not used for the purpose in the proposal, funds must be returned to Montezuma County within 30 days of notification from Region 9.
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Employees who have lost their job due to the COVID-19 virus can apply for unemployment benefits online at File an Unemployment Claim. After filing that application, clients will be sent information on how to also register for The Workforce Center. After the claim has been submitted, the Unemployment office in Denver will send claim forms to the employer who must fill them out and return them to the Denver office. If employers complete this step quickly, claims can be processed more quickly. The wait time for a client to start receiving benefits can be 3-8 weeks, depending on employers.
The Workforce Center is currently closed to the public, but clients can call and leave a message at 970-565-3759 if they need help filing claims online. Someone will return their call to assist them.
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