Request for Proposal - Business Impact Opportunity (BIO) Fund 2022

Closed January 11, 2022, 02:00 PM

General Statement of Work 

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to administer its expanded Business Impact Opportunity (BIO) Fund program that will be funded using $5 million from the City’s ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) allocation from the U.S. Treasury.

The selected organization will administer the program city-wide, serving as the prime contractor and utilizing suitable community partners to deliver business supports and tools in which they specialize. The program administrator will verify eligibility of small business applicants, evaluate the broader challenges that applicants face, then process and deliver all appropriate assistance. Assistance will take the form of grants as well as capacity-building guidance available through subcontractors that the administrator is expected to engage. 

Materials & Information 


  • Deadline is Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 4 p.m.
  • Technical questions and technical support regarding the on-line application will be accepted and answered individually up to the proposal submission deadline.
  • Proposals will ONLY be accepted electronically via the application portal