Business Resources (COVID-19)

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Opening your Johnstown Business

Information and guidance for businesses owners reopening their business (Weld & Larimer County)

Local Restaurant Establishments use of Public Space

Resolution 2020-15 was passed to allow local restaurant establishments to use public property (streets, sidewalks, parking spaces etc) for service during COVID-19 Safer-at-Home period of occupancy limits.

Before use of space, applicants MUST APPLY for a permit with the Town. Two documents are required: 1. Temporary License Agreement for Encroachment in the Town's Rights of Way and 2. Temporary Street/Sidewalk Use Application.

Required Application Materials

Please download, complete and return to Town Manager, Matt LeCerf by drop-off at the Town Hall or by email.

Read the full news release here.

(Webinars, Guidance, Assistance) Colorado Small Business Development Center just recently published a series of webinars about reopening, PPP Loan Forgiveness and more. 

(Guidance) Colorado Restaurant AssociationEmail updates on the crisis, explanations on how each order can affect your business: loans, take out/delivery guidance, sanitation, rent concerns, labor laws...

(Guidance) Resources when Procuring with Federal Grant Funds by FEMA Procurement Disaster Assistance Team: Webinar series and procurement assistance for states, local governments, nonprofits, institutions of higher education, ad other non-Federal entities.

(Loans) U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Assistance website: The SBA is rolling out a loan program specific to COVID-19 and is offering low-interest federal disaster loans. Please check this resource for the most accurate information. Any business that is suffering an economic loss as a result of COVID-19 is required to fill out an economic injury worksheet. For more information, please contact Lori Hodges with the Larimer County office of emergency management, who is coordinating with the SBA on this effort on behalf of Larimer County. Email Lori Hodges at and cc Adam Crowe at

(Loan) Payroll Protection Loans: The CARES Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep working employed amid the pandemic. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls after. LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION CLICK HERE.

(Grants) Facebook Small Business Grants: According to Facebook - "We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time."

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