Second round for business grants

A second round of $5,000 grants through the Yuma County Small Business Relief Program is underway, but businesses need to move quickly as the deadline is November 9.
There is a second round because funds are still available after the first go-around, despite it being well received with 65 grants totaling $322,000 awarded to Yuma County businesses.
The Yuma County Small Business Relief Program is part of CARES Act funding the State of Colorado has appropriated to Yuma County through the Department of Local Affairs.
The funds are distributed to small businesses for reimbursement of business interruption costs, unbudgeted expenses, and other COVID-19 related expenses “reasonably necessary to satisfy the funds eligibility criteria.” The program is for expenses incurred since March 1, 2020.
Businesses must be located within Yuma County, have a maximum of 50 employees or less, as of March 1, 2020, is current on all sales, use, lodging and occupational tax payments to the county, and has experienced a business interruption and costs caused by required closures due to state executive order or public health order in response to COVID-19.
Applications are available on the Yuma County website, Completed applications can be turned in through November 9 at Yuma City Hall, Wray City Hall and the Yuma County Courthouse.