Hundreds of small businesses have benefited from this program — a grant that reimburses 10% of their investment in capital projects up to $5,000– since its inception in 1993. Due to the increased popularity of the program and a set annual allowance for funding, the City’s Economic Development Department has updated the 2017 program in an effort to increase accessibility of these funds to all Westminster small businesses.

Changes have been made to the application guidelines. All grant applications will need to be submitted by a deadline of July 1, 2017. Applications will be competitively scored based on adherence to the guidelines and overall benefit to the business.

Existing and new small businesses with 50 or fewer employees and an active Westminster business license are eligible to apply. All applications must include a project budget and statement of how the grant will benefit their business. New businesses (<12 months) must also submit a business plan.

Awarded projects must be completed and submitted for reimbursement by November 30, 2017.

Visit the Westminster Economic Development website to download an application.

Contact Laurie Brandt in the Economic Development Department at 303-658-2415 with questions regarding eligibility or the application process.