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United Way to Distribute $592,981


united-wayUnited Way to Distribute $592,981 Through 2nd Round of Small Business Recovery Fund Grants

Flood Recovery Grants Awarded to Twenty Estes Park Area Small Businesses

United Way of Larimer County today 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 will receive 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.

The Richardson Foundation and Blue Ocean Enterprises established a dollar-for-dollar corporate fundraising challenge match of up to $500,000. Bohemian Foundation initiated and seeded the Fund with $250,000. Additional contributions have come from OtterBox, First National Bank, SupportEstesPark.com, Estes Valley Partners for Commerce, Woodward, and Kaiser Permanente.

For additional information, click here to visit the Small Business Recovery Fund page.

Media inquiries can be directed to:

United Way of Larimer County
Kate Hagdorn
khagdorn@uwaylc.org
(970) 407-7008

Blue Ocean Enterprises
Bridget Richards
bridget.richards@blueocean-inc.com
(970) 494-5413

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