Trinidad Colorado

COVID-19 Emergency Business Assistance Program

COVID-19 Emergency Business Assistance Program

The City of Trinidad, Colorado is a diverse community of restaurants, retailers, museums, non-profits, creatives and local businesses. These unique and independent entities are what make our town such a wonderful place to live and work. We are committed to supporting these organizations during the COVID-19 crisis, and are dedicating assistance from the City's 2020 marijuana tax revenue to a micro-grant and utility assistance program distributed through the City of Trinidad Office of Economic Development.

The program prioritizes those industries who are most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and is designed to assist eligible small businesses that may have had to temporarily close, have difficulty with paying their rent and utilities, or have had to lay off staff. Grants will be up to $1500 and will come in the form of utility credits or rental assistance.

Support will be available to entities who have a current valid business licenses filed with the City of Trinidad and includes:

  • Small locally owned businesses such as coffee houses, bars, restaurants, independent gyms, etc...
  • All applicants must currently be and plan to remain in the City of Trinidad

Applications will be considered immediately. Preference will be given to applications received before April 10th. Funds will be distributed within 30 days of selection. An application doesn’t guarantee funding. If you believe you could benefit from this program but do not meet the criteria, contact econdev@trinidad.co.gov for special consideration.

The City of Trinidad expressly reserves the right to accept, award, reject, and/or not to grant any and all grant applications in its sole and absolute discretion. Nothing in this program obligates the City of Trinidad to select specific grant applications or any applications at all. Applicants and awardees, not the City of Trinidad, shall be solely responsible for determining applicants’ or awardees’ tax status and tax implications of applicants’ receipt of grant funds as well as any and all required local, state and federal tax reporting and payment.