Small Business FUNDING NOW OPEN – Apply for the Gap Fund Today!

October 6th, 2020

Gap Fund Application Open!
Apply Today



The Energize Colorado Gap Fund has opened for our second round of applications for our small business grant and loan program. Applications for our second round are due by October 26th. Our first round has an amazing response and we are looking forward to helping Colorado’s small businesses.

The Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic engines throughout the state. Sole proprietors, businesses, and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time employees can apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance.

If you are a small business who has already applied to the Gap Fund, here’s what you need to know:

  • If you had started the eligibility or application process but had not submitted your application, you may do so now.
  • If you have already submitted an application, you will receive communications regarding your submission in the coming weeks.  Please do not resubmit unless an email has instructed you to do so.

If you have not yet applied to the Gap Fund but would like to, please begin the process now by visiting the website.



If you need assistance with submitting an application to the Gap Fund, please watch these short videos:

Our mentor program and technical assistance team are always available to you, please note that if you have submitted an application and have not been contacted yet, we ask that you wait for that communication before following up with the Gap Fund team.

If you need assistance with the submission of your application, contact: 1-800-471-0628 or email [email protected].  (Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 6 a.m.-3 p.m.)

You can also check out Energize Colorado’s main pages for additional resources and support systems.



Need help completing the application? Contact the Small Business Development Center – SBDC!

Elena Vasconez

Business & Economic Development Supervisor | City of Aurora

Associate Director | Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Main P: (303) 326-8686 | Direct P: (303) 326-8808 | E: [email protected]