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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans

Available through June 30

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

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Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.

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Federal Small Business Administration Disaster Loans

Governor Jared Polis announced March 19 that Colorado’s application for federal disaster area designation has been approved. Colorado small businesses impacted by COVID-19 can now seek individual small business loans up to $2M as part of the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Small businesses throughout all 64 counties may seek SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. To learn more or apply, please visit:

Plastics Innovation Challenge

Deadline: April 22, 2020

R&D funding opportunity to develop technologies to overcome challenges of plastic waste

In November, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Plastics Innovation Challenge, a comprehensive program to accelerate innovations in energy-efficient plastics recycling technologies. This funding opportunity, "BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment," supports high-impact R&D for plastics by developing new plastics that are capable of efficient recyclability and improving recycling strategies that can break existing plastics into chemical building blocks that can be used to make higher-value products.

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Foam Recycling Coalition Grant Program

Accepting applications

Public and private entities in the U.S. and/or Canada that engage in any of the following activities are eligible to apply for the FRC grant:

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Building Opportunities to Maximize Waste Diversion and Create Jobs in Colorado Request for Applications

Deadline: February 26, 2020

The purpose of the Request for Applications (RFA) #29717 is to fund implementation projects that lead to new opportunities to increase waste diversion as well as to create jobs. Projects may focus on recycling, composting, waste minimization, anaerobic digestion repurposing, or reuse for a wide variety of materials. A total of $2 million is available to fund multiple projects. Funding is made possible through the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Fund (C.R.S. §25-16.5-106.5 Chapter 270 Article 19. 7).

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Front Range Waste Diversion Grant Program

First Grant Solicitation: Spring 2020

In May 2019, Governor Polis signed SB19-192 into law. The bill created the Front Range Waste Diversion Grant Program for Colorado’s Front Range communities funded by an increase in the landfill user fee. The grant program will be overseen by a 13-member board of directors as well as department administrative staff.

Residential Curbside Recycling Cart Grant

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

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Recycling Rebates Program

Deadline: April 2020

Accepts applications for recycling rebate monies in the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Fund.

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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants

Applications accepted three times a year

Funding for alternative fueling infrastructure and alternative fuel vehicles, cover 80% of the conversion costs to switch to natural gas.

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Crush It Crusade Grant

Rolling application

This grant program provides recycling bins, training on sustainable waste management and enough funds to get your recycling program rolling.

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Green Up Our Schools

Rolling application

A grant program that supports elementary school waste reduction & recycling programs. Schools accepted into the program receive $2,000 over 3 years, personalized assistance achieving their goals, and support from our partners and local member schools.

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Small Manufacturer's AdvantEDGE

Small Manufacturer’s Advantage (SMA) is a partnership program providing integrated support to small manufacturers across Colorado by leveraging the coordination of key strategic organizations such as Manufacturer’s Edge, the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC), the State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), and the World Trade Center (WTC). The result is a unique and powerful synthesis of expertise and resources designed to help Colorado manufacturers succeed across all stages of the organizational life cycle.

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