CARES Act Emergency Grants Funding

As our community continues with the health and economic implications of the COVID-19 crisis, nonprofits and small business throughout Jefferson County have sought to meet the sudden and emergency needs of our community. Continuing support for them will ensure that services are provided to support the health and well-being of our citizens. See more about  the implementation of the programs and expenditures as part of Jefferson County CARES Act Support.

Therefore, Jefferson County is proud to announce the opportunity for both nonprofits and small businesses to apply for relief and receive funding, via the CARES Act, to address the COVID-19 emergency in Jefferson County.

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 notification which will outline all terms and conditions of receiving the grant. Jefferson County reserves the right to offer awards different from the specified amount requested.

Recipient Reporting Requirement

Receipts must be submitted by December 15, 2020 for payments made with these funds. Recipient must make all necessary information available to confirm expenditures were eligible.

  1. Comprehensive Business Stability Award
  2. Personal Protective Equipment Program
  3. Comprehensive Nonprofit Stability Award

Comprehensive Business Stability Award - Round Two

In support of our business community, Jefferson County Government is offering an additional grant opportunity for businesses within Jefferson County. The CARES Act Comprehensive Business Stability Award program (Round Two) will open on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 and applications can be submitted through Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. If you participated in Round One of the Business Stability grants, you may apply for additional funding in this round, and businesses that did not participate in Round One may also apply.

Nonprofit businesses are not eligible for this award.

Our goal is to provide eligible businesses with financial reimbursement to stabilize operations for COVID-19-related expenses and stability needs incurred from March 1, 2020, to December 30, 2020. This is a stability application, and documentation will need to be submitted with a summary of all COVID-19-related expenses, stability needs and dollar amounts being awarded. Not all applicants will be approved, and submission requests do not guarantee approval. Each application will be thoroughly reviewed and if your application is chosen, you will be notified. Please do not call or email the office about the status of your application, this will only delay the response team from completing submission reviews.

Awards will depend upon the number of applicants, availability of funds and demonstrated need. Considerations will be based on loss of revenue due to COVID-19 impact compared with 2019 financial statements and costs. 

CARES Act Comprehensive Business Stability Funding

CARES Act stability funding will be determined based on proof of how the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has impacted your business. This may include:

  • Documented lost revenue directly related to COVID-19.
  • Obligation for your business impacted by the emergency:
    • Payroll
    • Rent or mortgage
  • COVID-19 Expenses:
    • Existing paid expenses 
    • Proposed expenses required to operate under Public Health Orders

Award funds may not be used to pay Jefferson County real property taxes. Due to the rules of the Federal funds, the county cannot supply other entities with funds to cover taxes that would be received by the county for revenue. The CARES Act prohibits the use of grant funds to replace county revenues. Requests for funding to offset property taxes will be denied.

Once funding decisions are made, successful applicants will receive an award notification which will outline the terms and conditions to receive funding.

By federal law, Jefferson County must spend the funds associated with this grant by December 30, 2020. The Jefferson County team will be acting quickly to review your application and all associated eligibility documentation. The timeline to review your documents and process payment is extremely tight, so it is critical that your eligibility be clearly documented and that you be as responsive to any follow-up requests from our team as quickly as possible. At the same time, we ask for your patience while waiting to hear from us. We expect to be working through a high volume of applications because we know there is significant need in our community. Thank you for your understanding in meeting this challenge. 

Who can apply? (must meet all conditions)

  • Businesses that have a physical location within Jefferson County
  • Businesses that have been operating at least since Dec. 1, 2019
  • Businesses registered and in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State
  • Businesses eligible to receive funding as evidenced by registration with D-U-N-S and SAM
  • Businesses that have been forced to temporarily close or dramatically limit operations due to the COVID-19 Public Health emergency

Applicants will be required to submit/show:

  • A copy of the most recent IRS Tax filing for business (ensure not password protected)
  • Completed and signed W-9 form
  • Operating statements for March 1-August 31, 2019 and 2020
  • Completed CARES Act Business Stability Assessment Worksheet (supplied here)

Applying for the CARES Act Comprehensive Business Stability Award

Step One: Verify Standing with D-U-N-S and SAM

If you have not previously done so (or if your account needs updated), please ensure you have a valid, updated registration through both D-U-N-S and SAM:

For help with D-U-N-S or SAM questions, you can get FREE support from your local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), an official resource for government contracting assistance. Go to to find your closest PTAC.

Step Two: Complete CARES Act Business Stability Assessment Worksheet

This CARES Act Business Stability Assessment Worksheet will need to be completed to determine the potential maximum award amount for maintaining essential business functions and operating cost that have been impacted by due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Please save this form and upload it in Step 3 of the online application. Please save as an Excel document and upload.

Download the CARES Act Business Stability Assessment Worksheet >>
For questions or assistance filling out the worksheet, please email the CARES Act team.

Step Three: Apply for CARES Act Comprehensive Business Stability Award

Once you have completed the CARES Act Business Stability Assessment Worksheet, please fill out the secure, online application form >> 


Contact Mike Smith by email or phone (303-271-8572)
or Contact Chris Habgood by email

We recognize this application requires detailed preparation and a quick turnaround. The Jefferson County CARES Team will be available via Zoom to answer questions about the grant program, application, or assessment worksheet at the following times. Please join us to get your questions answered.