The wellness of our community is extremely important to us here at the Bluebird District. We want you to know that we’re monitoring all recommendations and updates from government officials surrounding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The first priority for everyone is to take appropriate steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure our entire community remains healthy.
How to Stay Safe & Support Bluebird Businesses
During this time of changes in events, work schedules, and travel, we encourage you to remember our many small, independent businesses throughout our community and to continue supporting them even if you can’t visit them physically. As always, follow guidance from public health officials regarding social distancing and proper health etiquette if and when visiting businesses and public spaces.
Please share these pages for easy ways to support our local businesses!
- How to Stay Safe and Support Bluebird Businesses
- Bluebird Businesses – Takeout/Delivery, Online Options, and Closures
Resources for Business Owners
|Small Business Emergency Relief Fund – This program from the city will provide cash grants of up to $7,500. The highest priority will be the industries most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, such as the food industry. These businesses may have had to temporarily close, are struggling with paying their rent and utilities, or have had to lay off staff. The first round of applications are due on March 31st – Learn more and apply here.|
Microloan Program – Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO), in partnership with CEDS Finance, will refocus an existing microloan program to support small businesses’ stabilization efforts. Current recipients of loans from DEDO will have the ability to temporarily defer loan payments, should they need to.
SBA Disaster Loans – The Small Business Association’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans will provide up to $2 million to small businesses or private, non-profit organizations that suffer substantial economic injury resulting from a declared disaster, like COVID-19.