COVID-19 Business Resources


We recognize the businesses of Firestone work hard to provide quality goods and services to the community, and COVID continues to present challenges.  This webpage has been revised to provide recent program updates and information while still providing links to regional and national resources.  If you are not able to locate the information you need, please contact a member of our team for assistance:  

Paula Mehle  |  303-531-6265  |
Michelle Magelssen  |  303-531-6263  |

MAY 2021

Scroll through to read the most current business resource updates for the COVID-19 Businesses Resources, or visit the Local, State, and Federal Resources pages. 

State Guidance for Businesses & Communities

State of CO white backThe state’s mask mandate remains in effect in a limited capacity. The Colorado COVID-19 Dial has evolved into Public Health Order 20-38: Limited COVID-19 Restrictions, which allows counties to implement regulations at the local level while still maintaining some limited requirements across the state. Weld County has not implemented COVID regulations. Learn more about current state guidance for businesses and communities on the State Resources page.

Mastercard Digital Doors

Gap Fund 2Energize Colorado and Mastercard are partnering to bring small businesses resources and education to help them digitally transform and open their Digital Doors. Learn more on the website.  

Colorado Loans to Increase Mainstreet Business Economic Recovery (CLIMBER)

CLIMBER Loan FundThe CLIMBER (Colorado Loans to Increase Mainstreet Business Economic Recovery) Loan Fund provides up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic through 2023. Small businesses with 5 to 99 employees that were financially stable before the pandemic but now need help to survive may apply for working capital loans between $30,000 and $500,000. Learn more.

Colorado Revolving Loan Fund

CO_OEDIT_LogoThe Colorado Revolving Loan Fund provides loans that help small to medium-sized Colorado businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These loans range from $5,000 to $750,000. These loans are intended to provide startup and working capital that will help create and retain jobs across the state of Colorado. Learn more.  

Colorado Jumpstart Initiative

Colorado JumpstartThe Colorado Jumpstart incentive program is being offered to Colorado unemployment recipients who return to work full-time between May 16 and June 26, 2021. The State believes that these incentive grants will provide individuals with the resources they need to return to the workforce quickly and assist with statewide economic recovery. Learn more on the State Resources page.

Federal Business Assistance Programs


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) oversees many of the relief programs authorized by federal legislation, including Shuttered Venue Grants, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and more. Learn more about these programs on the Federal Resources page

New Law extends COVID tax credit for employers who keep workers on payroll!

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) LogoThe Internal Revenue Service urges employers to take advantage of the newly extended employee retention credit, designed to make it easier for businesses that, despite challenges posed by COVID-19, choose to keep their employees on the payroll. The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) has been extended for six months through June 30, 2021. Learn more.