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First Southwest Community Fund to participate in Energize Colorado’s Energize Colorado Gap Fund

First Southwest Community Fund will participate in the Energize Colorado’s Energize Colorado Gap Fund.

The fund will provide more than $25 million in small business loans and grants. Sole proprietors, businesses and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time employees (off-season count) may apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance.

Those who have received other federal funds, such as a Paycheck Protection Program loan or EIDL, are still eligible to apply, though these funds must go towards a new expense or loss needing coverage.

Colorado nonprofits with missions or programs that directly support economic development, small businesses or tourism are also eligible to apply.

For more information, visit www.fswcf.org/gapfund or email Cass Walker at cass.walker@fswcf.org.