The Priority Neighborhood Small Business Fund (PNSBF) is a grant program dedicated to provide financial support to micro and small businesses located only within Denver's NEST neighborhoods. Denver Economic Development & Opportunity's (DEDO) division of Neighborhood Equity & Stabilization (NEST) has identified 10 neighborhoods experiencing rapid socio-economic changes and being at risk of involuntary displacement. They are:
The grants aim to provide rapid and direct support to the smallest and most vulnerable businesses that have been hit the hardes by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that historically have not had access to traditional sources of business support.
Businesses can receive a grant up to a maximum of $7,500, not to exceed 60% of their COVID-19 related revenue loss.
Applications for the first round of funding are open August 10 - September 11. Grant awardees are expected to be announced the week of September 28
Fill out the below intake form. If eligible for the PNSBF program, you will be invited to submit a formal grant application. Upon completion and submittal of the application, program staff will review and verify the information provided.
Information provided in this form is considered a public record and may be subject to public disclosure. For more information, access the Colorado Public Records Act.
We are hosting TA sessions to guide you through the application process. Choose between these upcoming three dates:
All TA sessions are open to the public .
If you are not sure what neighborhood you are located in, visit the Denver neighborhoods map to identify your location.