COVID-19 Business Resources

News Update-

January 5, 2020

Morgan County is currently at "Orange- High Risk" level as directed by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. This level dictates different and more restrictive guidelines for businesses, restaurants, gatherings, events and more. 

Click here for information regarding the guidelines and restrictions for Morgan County. For guidance on how your specific business should operate at a Level 4 (Orange Level); click here

For archived COVID-19 Business Resources news and updates click here


Business Grants, Loans & Programs-

City of Fort Morgan: Small Business Relief Program 

Governor Polis on Dec. 7 signed SB20B-001, providing $37 million for direct relief payments to small businesses located in a county that is subject to, and in compliance with, severe capacity restrictions pursuant to a public health order. Morgan County has been at the “Red – Severe Risk” level for some time, but was scheduled to return to the “Orange- High Risk” level as of Jan. 4, according to the governor’s office. The Orange level dictates different and slightly less restrictive guidelines for restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and fitness and recreational sports centers.

In anticipation of receiving the funds the City has put together a grant program for qualifying businesses to begin reviewing. We encourage businesses to begin reviewing the grant application and required documentation in order to be prepared, as the administering of the grant will be under tight deadlines if the city’s application is approved. If that happens we will begin accepting grant applications from qualifying businesses starting January 22, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact us

Click here for application 

Click here for blank W-9 Form 


SBA COVID-19 Relief Programs- UPDATE 01/14/2021

Applications are currently being accepted for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). PPP loans can be used to help fund payroll costs, including benefits. Additionally, funds can be used to pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protection costs related to COVID-19, uninsured property damage costs caused by looting or vandalism during 2020, and certain supplier costs and expenses for operations. Click here to get more information. 

The SBA has several other relief programs to assist businesses impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click here to get more information about which options are best for your business. 

For local assistance, contact Merle Rhoades, our Small Business Development Center Consultant at SBDC. He can be contacted at merle@eastcoloradosbdc.com. SBDC does not charge for their services.


Energize Colorado: Gap Fund

Applications are no longer being accepted, currently fundraising to provide a third round of funding. Sign up for updates regarding the launch of the third round here. 

The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25 million in small business loans and grants to boost small businesses with less than 25 full-time employees. Eligible businesses can apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance. 

Applications and awards will be done in rounds through December 2020. Round two deadline has been extended to WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28, 2020. There will be multiple rounds for applications and will not be first-come-first serve. 

Click here to apply 


Additional Resources-

Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Page

The City of Fort Morgan encourages businesses to continue to check out the Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource page to stay up to date on public health and executive orders and guidance to assist your business during this time.

Colorado COVID Legal Relief

The CCLR was created to assist small businesses that need limited free legal advice regarding COVID-19 related issues with volunteer lawyers. Click here for more information regarding the CCLR and resources available to you. 

If you are a small business in need of legal advice please click here for the application. Please keep in mind completing the application does not guarantee you will be assisted. 

COVID-19 Vendor List

Click here for a list of vendors offering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Safety Supplies for your business. Businesses should follow the cleaning recommendations set by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Click here for cleaning guidance based on your specific type of business.

*Please note the City of Fort Morgan does not endorse any specific vendor; the list is meant to serve as a resource.


 If you have any questions, please contact our economic development office.

The City of Fort Morgan will continue to work with our business community to mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 and provide any resources as they become available.