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 second round of funding are open Octoner 1 - 20. Grant awardees are expected to be announced the week of November 9.
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.