With many businesses opening back up, the city continues to work in partnership with a local nonprofit, philanthropic, and private industry partners to serve Denver’s needs. If you need additional assistance, please contact 311/211.
NEW: Nonprofit Emergency Relief Grants
The City and County of Denver has created a new grant opportunity to support nonprofits in Denver to continue critical programs and services for residents across a spectrum of needs. It is one of Denver’s economic initiatives to support the nonprofit community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Colorado Artist Relief Fund is a partnership between Denver Arts & Venues, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Colorado Creative Industries and RedLine Contemporary Art Center. Please visit RedLine’s website for more information and to apply for the Colorado Artist Relief Fund. Please note, this is a new partnership with continued relief support, but not a new fund.
NOTICE TO CURRENT & POTENTIAL APPLICANTS: Due to an overwhelming amount of applications, the Colorado Artist Relief Fund has been temporarily closed. In the meantime, individuals, foundations and organizations can contribute to the Colorado Artist Relief Fund. If foundations or corporations are interested in partnering on this initiative, they should contact email@example.com.
Small Business Association (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available for qualifying businesses in Colorado suffering from substantial economic injury due to COVID-19. Learn more here:
The City and County of Denver will continue to waive the 15% penalty for late payment for sales and use, occupational privilege, and facility development admissions (seat) taxes.
This is the third consecutive month in which the Department of Finance (DOF) has waived the 15% late penalty to provide relief to businesses. DOF will evaluate extension of the waiver on a month-by-month basis.
The 2020 Personal Property Declaration filing deadline will be extended from April 15, 2020 to June 15, 2020, as allowed by Governor Polis’ Executive Order (XO) #D 2020 022.
Governor Jared Polis’ Executive Order #D 2020 031 authorizes county treasurers to extend the waiver of interest on late payment of property taxes through April 30, 2020. The action also allows property owners who had previously chosen to pay property taxes all at once to pay in installments.
Effective immediately, Denver will:
The City and County of Denver variance request process holds public health as the top priority in the consideration of all requests. Please be aware that the process requires extensive review and consideration and may take several weeks to complete. Additionally, the processing of requests may be paused or delayed at any time based on trends with virus data. Priority consideration will focus on requests submitted by industry organizations, as these variances if granted will impact the greatest amount of opportunity.
Colorado’s call line for general questions about COVID-19 provides answers in many languages including English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话) and more.
COHELP@RMPDC.org (answers in English only)
If you need medical attention, contact a health care provider.
The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment and Denver Public Health are committed to collaborating with local businesses and organizations to investigate and control COVID-19 outbreaks.
To report an outbreak of COVID-19 in a Denver workplace or organization, please complete our online form. We will review the information submitted, and you or the workplace will be contacted by a representative within 24 hours to discuss the next steps.