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 will allow participating businesses to operate with capacity limits that are less restrictive than the County’s position in the statewide COVID dial dashboard.
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.