Coronavirus/COVID-19

During these unprecedented times of uncertainty amid the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the Castle Rock EDC and Downtown Alliance are working hard to help where we can and be a resource to Castle Rock businesses. 

 

Here are several links related to local alerts and business assistance:

 

#CurbsideDowntownCR

Are you a Downtown Business that is offering a curbside pick up program? We will be doing boosted social media posts to remind the Castle Rock community of the many great options for curbside pickup of food, beer, and coffee.

Curbside Pickup Parking Space: 

We met with Town Leadership and have a process in place to quickly approve the temporary use of a Town public parking space for the use of customers parking for curbside pickup.

  • Apply for a curbside pickup parking space here.​

Curbside Pickup Signage:

  • The Downtown Alliance will provide an A-Frame sign for the use of disgnating a curbside pickup parking space

    • Apply for a free A-Frame sign here.​

 

Local Information During COVID-19

Town of Castle Rock Online Services: http://crgov.com/onlineservices

Town of Castle Rock COVID 19 Updates: http://crgov.com/COVID

Castle Rock EDC Website: www.castlerockedc.com (scroll down to COVID-19 section)

Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Town-wide COVID-19 Business Support Page: https://castlerock.org/crcstrong/

Federal and State Financial Assistance for Businesses

The Castle Rock EDC and Downtown Alliance are working with our partners at the Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Centers, Colorado Lending Source, to filter through information related to financial resources that can be made available to assist Castle Rock Businesses.

Our office is committed to helping your business apply for Federal or State assistance as it becomes available.  Please contact Karah Reygers, Castle Rock EDC Business Retention Team Leader, via email if you would like support seeking assistance, karah@castlerockedc.com.

Federal Financial Assistance:

  • SBA Disaster Loan Assistance (3 Step Process)

  • https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

    • NOTE: Create a log in (register).  Then save frequently through the process.  The website is receiving much demand and you don’t want to lose your work while it is being entered and have to start over.

 

State Financial Assistance:

  • State Office of Economic Development and International Trade https://choosecolorado.com/covid19/

  • State CO Dept. of Labor and Employment – Alternatives to Laying Off Employees (work-share www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/layoffassistance

  • State Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

  • Douglas County SBDC (Aurora-South Metro) - www.aurora-southmetrosbdc.com/

    • NOTE: Visit their Blog and view the COVID-19 post.

  • Click here to learn more about the State Executive Order

  • The Colorado COVID Relief Fund's purpose is to raise and coordinate allocation of funds based on prevention, impact and recovery needs of community-based organization. If interested in learning more about the grant process that has now begin, you can apply and learn more here

Non-government Resources:

Douglas County Banks:

  • NOTE:  The banking community provided guidance to reach out to your lender.  Many banks are working with their borrowers impacted by COVID-19 to offer deferment options.

Mental Health

Feelings of stress and anxiety during times of economic uncertainty can be overwhelming, especially for small business owners. Don't forget to take care of yourself. 

 

Two Great Resources from US Federal Government:

Two Great Resources from the State of Colorado: