CARES for Businesses


Small Business Relief Funds

Arapahoe County administers relief funds to support the most vulnerable small businesses throughout our communities. Visit the Small Business Relief Fund page for more information.

Five-Star Recovery Partner Program

On Dec. 30 the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) approved a variance request, which enables the County to open its Five-Star Recovery Partner Program for area businesses. The Arapahoe County Five-Star Recovery Partner Program allows participating businesses to operate with capacity limits that are less restrictive than the County’s position in the statewide COVID dial dashboard. 

Learn more about the Five-Star Recovery Partner Program

Advance Arapahoe Business Impact Assistance Grant

Note that the funds for this grant have already been distributed.

At the beginning of the pandemic, Arapahoe County launched a $5 million grant program targeted to businesses with a gross annual revenue of $1 million dollars or less within Arapahoe County to help ease their economic burden. With the help of County partnerships and municipalities, funds were distributed to hundreds of small businesses throughout the County.