Town of Dove Creek, Town of Rico and Dolores County We Care Coronavirus Relief Program
The Town of Dove Creek, Town of Rico and Dolores County have received CARES Act funds to help local businesses and non-profit organizations that have experienced business disruption due to COVID-19. Five hundred dollars ($500) is available to all eligible businesses within Dolores County.
The Town of Dove Creek, Town of Rico and Dolores County will consider proposals from for-profit and non-profit businesses including 501c6 and 501c3 organizations, and home-based businesses that meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Business/organization must be located with the Dolores County limits.
- Business must have a current Town of Dove Creek or Town of Rico business license when applying (excludes non-profits; and a town license is not needed for a county business not located within the limits of either town.
- The business/organization is still in business and working to reopen or stay open.
- All requests will be asked to provide receipts and/or financial documentation to demonstrate need.
Eligible Funding Requests:
- Reimbursement of any COVID-19 related expenses that have already occurred; including masks, sanitizer, plexiglass, signage, technology needs, or other costs incurred to accommodate social distancing and public health requirements. Receipts are required.
- Funds may be used for COVID-19 related expenses still needed to meet public health and social distancing requirements (PPE equipment, technology, and signage). Please provide quotes or specific pricing information. If approved, the Town will make payment after all receipts are received.
- Funds may be used for costs of business interruption caused by required closures and loss of revenue. Requests must not duplicate funding already received for this purpose from other COVID-19 related grants or relief programs including, but not limited to, PPP and EIDL loans. (A profit and loss statement comparing prior year 2019 to 2020 could suffice.)
- Funds may be used for costs expended for any events that were cancelled (posters, t-shirts, etc.).
- Funds may be used to help meet anticipated needs to remain open through the end of the year (heaters for restaurants so they can utilize outdoor space, tents, etc.). Please provide quotes or specific pricing information. If approved, the town or county will make payment after receipts are received.
- Marijuana businesses and
- Businesses that are already permanently closed.
The Dolores County CVRF Committee includes members representing the Towns of Dove Creek and Rico, and Dolores County government. All applications will be evaluated based on the above criteria and availability of funds. Each entity (Town or County) will receive all applications directly or upon deadline and has the legal and ethical responsibility to safeguard the privacy of all applicants. The CVRF Committee will evaluate the applications and make recommendations to the governmental jurisdiction in which the applicant business resides. The Town or County in which the applicant resides reserves final evaluation authority and responsibility for granted funds. The Town, County and CVRF Committee shall maintain all Confidential Information in strict confidence and shall not, directly or indirectly, disclose, disseminate, use for the benefit of themselves or any third parties, or otherwise publish Confidential Information, except as required by law.
All Applications are due by November 20th. (All funding for “We Care” will be distributed by Dec. 15th, 2020.) New applications will be reviewed weekly and disbursement of funds will be first come, first serve upon receiving completed application. Any applications received after the deadline may not be considered. Applications can be sent via email to Keith Keesling at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be directed to him at 970-769-0005. You may also contact your town or county office.
If funding request is granted and not used for the purpose in the proposal, funds must be returned to the town or county from which it was received within 30 days of notification.
All funding is subject to review, audit, and final determination by the Department of Treasury. Any funds spent that are not in compliance with their requirements must be returned to the respective Towns or County. For additional information to clarify eligible expenditures, please visit https://cdola.colorado.gov/cvrf.
Funds are limited and priority will be given to businesses with a plan to reopen in some fashion.