CURRENT PROGRAMS ARE LISTED BELOW WITH ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS


TO ACCESS APPLICATIONS: Click on the green Register button at the top right side of this page and set up an account. The application will be available under the Programs button once your account is complete.  If you already have an account, please log in and go to Programs to access the application.

1. Eligible Small Businesses in the Town of Breckenridge Can Apply for the State-Funded Small Business Relief Program - Applications accepted Tuesday, January 19th through Monday, February 7th, 2021 at 11:59pm

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

As part of Summit County’s ongoing COVID-19 emergency response and recovery strategy, the County will be administering and distributing funds received from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs Small Business Relief Program.

One-time relief payments are available to locally owned small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions including restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, fitness clubs, caterers, and movie theaters. 

Town of Breckenridge businesses that are currently operating, and have a reduced revenue of at least 20% due to capacity restrictions from public health orders, may be eligible for funding.  

  • Businesses with less than $500,000 in revenue (2019) may receive up to $3,500.
  • Businesses with revenue between $500,000 and $1 million (2019) may receive up to $5,000.
  • Businesses with revenue between $1 million and $2.5 million (2019) may receive a payment up to $7,000.

All qualified businesses will receive a relief grant. Award amounts will depend on the total number of qualified businesses and funding made available to the county. Grant award decisions will be made during the week of February 8, 2021. Relief grants will be issued by February 19, 2021.

ELIGIBILITY

Businesses must meet the following requirements to be considered:

  • A minimum of 20% revenue loss since March 26, 2020 due to the restrictions imposed on the business under the Governor’s Executive Order D 2020 017, ordering Coloradoans to stay at home, and the CDPHE Amended Public Health Order 20-24 implementing stay at home requirements, OR that the business opened between January 1, 2020 and March 26, 2020.
  • Business is in one of the following sectors: restaurants, bars (winery, brewery, distillery), gyms and recreation centers, caterers, and movie theaters.
  • Currently operating within Town of Breckenridge's geographic boundary.
  • Valid business license and in good standing with issuing agency or a Certificate of Good Standing.
  • Verification of Colorado Income Tax Account Number or Tax Exempt Certificate number. 
  • An affirmation of intent to operate in the state for at least six months.
  • An affirmation that the business is in compliance with all public health orders.
  • Qualifies as a “Small Business” by meeting the following criteria:
    1. Has its headquarters and is doing business in Colorado,
    2. Has at least one full-time employee, OR, is a sole proprietorship,
    3. For a small business that was operating before January 1, 2020, had annual receipts of less than $2.5 million for the 2019 calendar year,
    4. For a small business that began operating on or after January 1, 2020, and on or before March 26, 2020, had annual receipts of less than $2.5 million.

Businesses that are NOT eligible:

  • Businesses that are located outside the Breckenridge Town limit. 
  • Businesses whose regular ongoing operations started after March 26, 2020.
  • Corporate-Owned franchises and/or publicly traded companies. 
  • Businesses that do not intend to continue operating in the State for at least six months after receipt of funding.
  • Businesses operating in violation of any State, Federal, or local laws.
  • Nonprofit organizations.
  • Short-term Rentals.

2. Breckenridge Business Revenue Reduction Rent Assistance for January 2021  APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR JANUARY ASSISTANCE IS JANUARY 29TH AT 4PM.

Town of Breckenridge Approves a NEW Rent Relief Program for Businesses for January 2021

At the December 29th Special Town Council meeting, Council approved a new rent relief program for businesses that have experienced a loss of revenue of 20% or more in 2020.  The purpose of this program is to provide some immediate rent support for the Town’s businesses that are vital to our community.  It is intended to be a bridge grant, allowing the business tenant to get through the next 30 days while other relief options are pursued.  The goal of the program is to help keep businesses in a position to sustain through the reduction in revenue due to Covid closures and restrictions. Applications meeting all the criteria and having a complete application will be prioritized. All funds will be distributed electronically to qualifying applicants’ landlord as a direct deposit. No checks will be issued.


Program Eligibility:

  1. For businesses that collect and remit sales tax to the Town of Breckenridge, your business must show a revenue reduction of 20% or more from March to November of 2020 as compared to March through November of 2019.  Additional information may be requested in the future to verify application information, including 2020 tax returns.
  2. For service and professional businesses that do not collect and remit sales tax, you must list information from your 2019 business tax return along with a good-faith estimate for 2020 for the full year (January through December).   Additional information may be requested in the future to verify application information, including 2020 tax returns.
  3. Your business must have a physical location in the Town of Breckenridge with a monthly rent payment due to a landlord or own your business location.  If you have multiple locations, you will need to fill out a separate application for each business.  Rent will be paid, up to $5,000 each month for January and possibly February, depending on the revenue loss percentage.  Any business owner that also owns their building or unit will receive $2.58 per square foot up to $5,000 (this amount is based on the average grant awards from previous rent relief programs).
  4. Your business must normally be open all year or request an appeal for a winter seasonal business.
  5. Ownership entity must be local to Summit or Park County (business ownership outside of this area can request an appeal if all other eligibility requirements are met).
  6. Grocery stores, marijuana establishments, non-profit businesses, real estate companies, and home-based businesses will not be considered in this program.
  7. Your business must be in good standing with the Town of Breckenridge (no unpaid license fees, taxes, permits or other debts)

3. Emergency Child Care Assistance

The Town of Breckenridge recently established an emergency fund to assist families with child care expenses during closures or quarantine.  If your family has suffered financial losses due to child care center closures or quarantines please apply for emergency funds to assist in paying for child care.  

Program Eligibility

1. You must live OR work in Breckenridge to qualify for the program

2. Your child must attend Little Red Schoolhouse, Carriage House, Timberline Learning Center or Breckenridge Montessori

3. Your family has experienced a loss of income or increase in child care expenses due to a center closure or a family quarantine from October 1st forward

Application submission does not guarantee assistance.  Limited funds are available for emergency assistance.   The program will terminate once the funds are depleted.


TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION: Click on the green Register button at the top right side of this page and set up an account. The application will be available under the Programs button once your account is complete.  If you already have an account, please log in and go to Programs to access the application.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Corrie Burr at corrieb@townofbreckenridge.com or (970) 547.3124

If you are trying to reach the Child Care Tuition Assistance Program, please contact Corrie Burr at the above location.

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