As a Colorado company, you know that our state is a great place to live and do business, and we want you to have access to resources that will help you succeed. That’s why we have the below available venture fund, credit and funding programs for eligible companies seeking financing.
Advanced Industry Tax Credit: A program which provides assistance to Colorado companies operating in seven advanced industries the opportunity to receive capital from investors. Learn more.
Colorado Credit Reserve (CRR): A program administered between OEDIT and the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), which increases the availability of credit to small businesses in Colorado by establishing a pooled loan‐loss reserve fund that banks or sponsored lending entities may access to recover losses associated with loans registered with the program.
CDBG – Business Loan Funds: A locally-driven program involving 14 regions, providing funding used to stimulate economic development initiatives by providing loans and loan guarantees to businesses. Learn more.
CDBG-DR – Grant and Loan Fund: Every year, the State of Colorado receives an allocation of federal funds to use for both community and economic development efforts within the state. OEDIT receives approximately one-third of this allocation of funds, using this allocation specifically for economic development efforts via the state’s Business Loan Funds.
CDBG-DR – Disaster Technical Assistance: A funding program for Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) or other qualified providers who support training and technical assistance relating to disaster recovery preparedness and resiliency.
Venture Capital Authority Funds: A program which makes seed and early-stage capital investments in eligible businesses via two Colorado Funds which are established with an independently operated fund manager. Learn more.
Advanced Industries Proof of Concept Grant: This grant uses funding to identify and pull technologies from research institutions where they were discovered and connect them to the private sector where they can be developed into products for commercialization. Learn more.
Advanced Industries Early-Stage Capital and Retention Grant: This grant uses funding to support companies using technologies developed in proof of concept grants and other early stage start-ups that have created viable products that meet a market need and that can be created or manufactured in Colorado and exported globally. Learn more.
Advanced Industries Export Accelerator Program: This is a financial assistance program for aspiring and current Colorado exporters. The grant program supports eligible small and medium-sized business through funds to offset international business development and marketing costs. Learn more.