We care about our communities and our people. That’s why we’ve created these funding incentive and credit programs for non-profit organizations to help grow business and job opportunities so that our diverse communities can thrive.
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.
EZ – Contribution Projects: These projects encourages community participation in revitalizing an Enterprise Zone. Learn more.
Commercial Historic Preservation Tax Credit: A program jointly administered with History Colorado for owners of designated commercial properties that do a certified rehabilitation of their property. Learn more.
Rural Economic Development Initiative: A program in conjunction with Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP) to assist eligible rural communities to develop plans and undertake projects to create jobs, drive capital investment and increase wages. Learn more.
Strategic Fund Incentive: A program which supports eligible rural companies and non-profit initiatives in new business development, business expansions and relocations that have generated and maintained new jobs throughout the state for one year. Learn more.
Colorado Creative Districts: This program offers vetted districts across the state access to grant funding, tailored technical assistance, networking and training programs, and access to advocacy tools to support the growth and infrastructure of the state’s creative economy. Learn more.
Creative District Community Loan Fund: A program designed to promote growth and sustainability in the creative industries by providing Colorado’s creative districts access to capital to increase sector employment and infrastructure. Learn more.
Space to Create: This program is the first state-driven initiative in the nation to develop affordable housing and workspaces for artists and art organizations. Designed to position Colorado as the leader in artist-led community transformation in rural communities, this program will facilitate the development of nine projects over the course of eight years. Learn more.
Advanced Industries Infrastructure Funding: This grant used funding to accelerate commercialization and innovation of advanced industry products and services by building capacity and workforce for the advanced industries ecosystem. The application for this grant is open twice a year in the spring and fall. Learn more.