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New round of Small Business Grants with City and County of Denver

Denver is launching a new round of relief grants to support the city’s small businesses most affected by the restrictions in place due to COVID-19. In anticipation of receiving funds from the State of Colorado’s Small Business Relief Program administered through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) has opened the application for this

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Small Business Emergency Relief Fund (SBERF)

A new round of Small Business Emergency Relief Fund (SBERF) grants has become available. The program continues to take applications until Sunday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. The SBERF provides one-time stabilization grants up to $7,500 to eligible micro and small businesses. The program prioritizes businesses in industries primarily impacted by the pandemic, including: Retail (storefront) Restaurant/food

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Priority Neighborhood Small Business Fund (PNSBF) Accepting Applications

The PNSBF will accept applications through Sunday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. These grants up to $7,500 are solely for micro and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic that are located within the most vulnerable neighborhoods, as identified by Denver Economic Development & Opportunity’s division of Neighborhood Equity & Stabilization (NEST). Those neighborhoods are:

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Gap Fund application deadline extended to Wed. October 28 at 5 pm

The Energize Colorado Gap Fund has extended the application deadline until Wednesday, October 28 at 5 pm. Many communities around our state are undergoing extensive stress due to the devastating wildfires and the recent snowstorm which caused widespread power outages. To accommodate businesses struck by these events, the Gap Fund has extended the application deadline. Businesses that are

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Colorado Gap Fund now open

The Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic engines throughout the state. Sole proprietors, businesses, and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time employees can apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total

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2018 Advanced Procurement Expo

The Advance Colorado Procurement Expo, now in its ninth year, is Colorado’s premier buyers and sellers marketplace! Every year, businesses are invited to participate in this day-long event, which focuses on state and local government procurement. Small businesses (sellers) exhibit throughout the day to showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies

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The Opportunity Council Annual Holiday Networking Luncheon – December 5, 2017

The Opportunity Council’s Annual Holiday Networking Luncheon The Opportunity Council wishes to celebrate the holiday season with you! We hope that you will continue to cultivate the relationships that you have been building all year as well as learn how to grow your business. Ring in the holidays with The Opportunity Council at our annual Holiday

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DPS Reverse Trade Fair – September 19, 2017

DPS Reverse Trade Fair September 19, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Agenda 7:00 am – 9:00 am: Vendor Set-Up/Registration 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Trade Fair Meet local vendors! The Reverse Trade Fair is an opportunity for Prime Contractors to meet capable, qualified vendors in the Denver Metro area. With the large amount of

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DPS Small Business Set Aside Program

17-RP-OCS-Trades RFQ, On-Call Construction Services Trades Small Business Enterprises (SBE) program is available for bid. To qualify for the program, vendors must hold one of the following certifications (or be in process to complete the certification) from one of the agencies listed: City and County of Denver – SBE certification City and County of Denver

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DPS Small Business Set Aside Program

17-RP-OCS-Trades RFQ, On-Call Construction Services Trades Small Business Enterprises (SBE) program is available for bid. To qualify for the program, vendors must hold one of the following certifications (or be in process to complete the certification) from one of the agencies listed: City and County of Denver – SBE certification City and County of Denver

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SBE Goal Program Update – May 11, 2017

Due to the district’s adoption of the Universal Grant Guidance (UGG) policy the on-call Trades RFQ will be delayed and is expected to be released for bid in mid-June. This On-Call RFQ is reserved for small business enterprises (SBE). We thank you for your patience as our strategic sourcing staff works to align the On-Call

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Business Diversity Program Update & Assessment Follow-Up – April 5, 2017

April 5, 2017  |  5:30 pm—8:30 pm   DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg, the Board of Education and the Office of Business Diversity invite you to the follow up to the Business Diversity Public Forum that took place on December 7, 2016 regarding the assessment on DPS’ current procurement practices and business diversity program conducted by

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HCC 27th Annual Awards Banquet  |  February 25, 2017 Denver Public Schools (DPS) was honored to be a part of the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado (HCC) 27th Annual Awards Banquet held on Saturday, February 25th at the beautiful Grand Hyatt located in downtown Denver. The banquet was one to remember, not only for DPS but

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