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United Way Distributes $592,981 Through Second Round Of Small Business Recovery Fund Grants

 Many excited people gathered at Town Hall Wednesday as business owners received the second round of grant funding from United Way of Larimer County.

Many excited people gathered at Town Hall Wednesday as business owners received the second round of grant funding from United Way of Larimer County.

Flood Recovery Grants Awarded to Twenty Estes Park Area Small Businesses

On Wednesday, United Way of Larimer County announced the awarding of the second round of grant funding from its Small Business Recovery Fund (SBRF). Twenty small businesses located in Estes Park and the Big Thompson Canyon received a total of $592,981 in grants to help them recover from the impact of the September 2013 flood.

The SBRF is a collaborative community initiative that provides urgently needed financial aid to small businesses in Larimer County that were affected by the devastating floods of September 2013, with the ultimate goal of restoring vibrancy to the local business community and retaining local jobs. The initiative is a partnership with Blue Ocean Enterprises and the Richardson Foundation, with major support provided by Bohemian Foundation.

The following Larimer County small businesses were awarded grants in the second round of funding:

Business Name-Grant Amount

Bob and Tony’s Pizza-$30,000.00

Cabin Fever of Estes Park-$28,000.00

Colorado Cherry Company-$50,000.00

Estes Park Dairy Queen-$50,000.00

Fall River Jewelry-$20,000.00

Fall River Lodge-$20,000.00

Glen Haven General Store-$42,281.00

Kind Coffee-$25,000.00

Mary’s Lake Lodge-$30,000.00

Molly B Restaurant-$10,000.00

Pepper’s Mexican Grill-$24,000.00

Range Property Management-$10,000.00

Real West Old Time Portraits-$5,000.00

River Forks Inn Restaurant and Stage Stop-$50,000.00

Silver Moon Inn-$50,000.00

The Evergreens on Fall River-$50,000.00

The Maxwell Inn-$31,000.00

The Spruce House-$50,000.00

The White Orchid-$12,700.00

Wild Rose Restaurant-$5,000.00

TOTAL

$592,981.00

The first round of SBRF grants was awarded to eight Estes Park area small businesses in early February 2014. In total, United Way’s SBRF has awarded $826,981 in flood recovery grants to 28 small businesses through the first two funding rounds.

Approximately $375,000 remains in the SBRF for a third round of grant funding. Larimer County small businesses affected by the September 2013 flood are encouraged to apply. Applications for the third round of grant funding must be received by Friday, April 11th, close of business. Additional information, including eligibility criteria and application materials, is available at www.UnitedWayofLarimerCounty.org. Grants are subject to available funding and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions about eligibility or the application process may be directed to the Small Business Recovery Fund Administrator at 970-407-7014 or sbrfadmin@uwaylc.org.

 

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