The WestyRISE initiative is helping the Westminster community recover from the COVID-19 crisis by providing resources and programs specifically targeted toward Westminster economic resilience, including business grants, reopening guides, and housing assistance programs.
Also visit our WestyRISE Results page to see how these programs have benefited the Westminster business community.WestyRISE Initiative WestyRISE Results
There are several loan and financial programs already out there — and currently being developed specifically for the COVID-19 crisis — to help support small businesses. This is by no means an exhaustive list so, please continue to check this list as we add to it:Small Business Stabilization Program COVID-19 Small Business Alternative Funding SBA Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief ACCION Small Business Loans Colorado Enterprise Fund Colorado Enterprise Fund Oral Health COVID Relief Loan Community Enterprise Development Services Colorado Bankers Association Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) Connect2Capital Dream Spring Energize Colorado Gap Fund Funding Circle Global Giving Grant - Red Backpack Fund Honeycomb Credit Relief Program Lending Club MainVest Opportunity Fund Bartender Emergency Assistance Program Colorado Restaurant Foundation Angel Relief Fund GoFundMe Small Business Relief National Dislocated Worker Grants
Resources and assistance for employees and employers due to CoronavirusConnecting Colorado Adams County Workforce & Business Center Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center Denver Chamber Job Board State Unemployment Information Fair Labor Standards Act Q&A Family and Medical Leave Act Q&A Worksheet for Extended Benefits
We will continue to add to the industry-specific resources. Please contact us if you have a resource or suggestion.Colorado Restaurant Association Resources to Support the Arts - CBCA Resources to Support the Arts - Colorado Creative Industries Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Manufacturer's Edge Colorado Technology Association
To stay up to date on the latest information about COVID-19, check out the links below:
Resources, including state and federal and local COVID-19 announcements, programs, and information relevant to businesses:Westminster Chamber of Commerce U.S. Chamber of Commerce Office of Economic Development and International Trade Colorado and (Metro North) Small Business Development Centers Adams County Business Resources Adams County Economic Development Economic Development Council of Colorado Mi Casa Resource Center SCORE
On Wednesday, May 27 an Emergency Directive was put in place to modify certain sections of the Westminster Municipal Code (WMC) to temporarily allow restaurants and bars to expand into designated outdoor areas adjacent to their businesses, in order to promote social distancing and public health measures related to COVID-19.
Please click the link below to complete an application to expand your service area.
In addition, the order temporarily modifies WMC provisions related to changing, altering or modifying licensed liquor service premise areas subject to State Liquor Enforcement Division requirements.
Please see links to more resources below.
We have gathered tools and resources to help make your reopening process smoother and with less questions. Please review all of the resources below, including the Business Checklist, Best Practices for ALL Businesses, Best Practices for Worksites, Employees, and Customers, as well as FAQs.
No business should reopen before safety measures are in place. Facial coverings and remote work are strongly encouraged. Businesses need to take the appropriate steps to prevent further spread. For more information, please visit the public health websites for your specific counties:
For industry specific guidance, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)’s Safer- at Home webpage:
Story by Justin Wingerter for The Denver Post
Story by Lily O’Neill for BusinessDen
Two rounds of calls have been made to all Westminster businesses