With more than $8,854.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $6,333.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Colorado. There are 126,771 business establishments in the state of Colorado, and they break down to the following:

Colorado Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 81,769 registered businesses in Colorado have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 18,915 registered businesses in Colorado have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 11,282 registered businesses in Colorado have 10-19 employees.
  • 9,316 registered businesses in Colorado have 20-99 employees.
  • 2,492 registered businesses in Colorado have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 2,997 registered businesses in Colorado have over 500 employees.

Colorado Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 23,261 registered businesses in Colorado are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 8,565 registered businesses in Colorado are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 12,230 registered businesses in Colorado are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 12,860 registered businesses in Colorado are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 37,000 farms in the state of Colorado.

Starting and managing a small business in Colorado is not an easy task. Over $87,461,719,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Colorado and more than 31,855 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Colorado, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Colorado, contact Colorado financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in Colorado are browsing from the following cities: Red Cliff, Coaldale, Palmer Lake, Ramah, Wetmore, Pueblo, Yuma, Austin, Pritchett, Stoneham

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Head Start/Early Head Start Recipient -- Communities in the state of Colorado (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2023 ACF OHS CH R8 0178
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $11,155,547
OVC FY 2022 Invited to Apply Colorado - Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and/or Assistance (apply)

Funding Number: O OVC 2022 171267
Agency: Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $2,359,337
Notice of Intent (USGS-Colorado School of Mines for USGS Energy and Minerals Research Facility) (apply)

Funding Number: G G RDC 22 002 095004
Agency: Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey
Category: Other (see text field entitled Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity for clarification)
Funding Amount: $240,000,000
Water Conservation Services, Lower Colorado Basin Region (apply)

Funding Number: BOR LC 21 F002
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $100,000
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Expansion - Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH 1818
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $4,027,077
Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU (apply)

Funding Number: G20AS00123
Agency: Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $25,883
Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU (apply)

Funding Number: G20AS00116
Agency: Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $100,000
Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU (apply)

Funding Number: G20AS00114
Agency: Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $100,000
Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU (apply)

Funding Number: G20AS00087
Agency: Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $350,000
Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU (apply)

Funding Number: G20AS00082
Agency: Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $80,000

 

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