COVID-19 Assistance

Covid-19 Assistance
The City of Brighton is working diligently to identify funding opportunities to offset hardships faced by the Brighton community. This page will act as a one-stop-shop for financial and other assistance available to the businesses, residents, non-profits, and community groups.

Need assistance completing the City’s Household Rental and Mortgage Assistance Grant? Click here to schedule an appointment with one of our employees to walk you through the process.

Assistance for Businesses

City of Brighton Small Business Rental and Mortgage Assistance: The City of Brighton Council approved a Small Business Rental and Mortgage Assistance program to help Brighton businesses with three months of rent up to $15,000.The deadline has been extended. The City will continue to accept applications until funds are depleted.

City of Brighton Safer Activities Grant: The City of Brighton City Council approved a grant to assist small businesses, non-profits, and community groups with the purchase of PPE, facility renovations, and other equipment purchases necessary to meet public health and safety requirements due to COVID-19. 

PPE Distribution: Direct distribution of masks, gloves, and thermometers to local businesses.

Brighton Covid-19 Relief Fund: Loans of up to $25,000 for Brighton businesses.

Adams County Small Business Assistance Mini-Grants: Adams County has established three mini-grant programs to assist businesses in Covid-19 related purchases including safety items, technology, and to comply with all public health orders.

Brighton Economic Development Corporation: The Brighton EDC has developed a business resource list including options for financial and technical assistance.

#WeAreBrighton: To support local businesses, the BEDC and the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau have teamed up to start the #WeAreBrighton campaign. Visit http://brightonedc.org/wearebrighton and check out Brighton establishments that are open for business and providing gift cards, take out, and delivery service. If you are a local business and would like to be added to this site, visit https://forms.gle/H9d8KjdBMWoPUcEr9.


Assistance for Residents

City of Brighton Household Rent and Mortgage Assistance: City staff is currently finalizing a grant opportunity to assist residents negatively impacted by Covid-19 meet their mortgage and rent obligations. Please check this page for more information on this upcoming grant opportunity.

Water Assistance Program: The Brighton Water Assistance program provides qualifying residents up to $300 per year in assistance paying their water bill.

Adams County Rental and Mortgage Assistance: Adams County is offering rental assistance to households that have an annual income at 80% AMI or under $75,000.

Adams County Community Transit (A-Lift): A-LIFT is now offering FREE transportation to Adams County residents who are age 55 and over. Persons needing transportation to medical and dental appointments, adult day and respite programs, grocery facilities and/or congregate meal sites or personal trips within 5 miles of residence may qualify to use this service.

Colorado Legal Services Eviction Clinics: Colorado Legal Services (CLS) offers a program to prevent homelessness by providing low-income renters facing eviction free legal assistance. CLS staff are going to “staff” the court eviction clinics (Adams, Denver, and El Paso Counties) on an applicant call-in basis, instead of being at the courts as they have been, awaiting applicants who wish to speak with one of their grant-funded staff members.  

Food Bank of the Rockies: The City of Brighton is sponsoring Food Bank of the Rockies in July, August, and September. They will be at Historic City Hall (22 S 4th Ave)  July 11th, August 8th, and September 12th from 9:00 am-11:00 am distributing food assistance. 

Adams County Emergency Food Bank: Open for supply food during these challenging times.  Due to COVID-19 all of their food bank distribution will be outside the building. They will be open unless it’s raining, snowing, or very cold outside. Business Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

27J Grab-N-Go Meals: 27J Nutrition Services will continue to provide FREE grab-n-go meals for children (ages 1-18) Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through the summer (July 24). Pick-Up locations are: Overland Trail Middle School--North Lot (455 North 19th Ave.), Vikan Middle School--West Lot (879 Jessup St.), and Thimmig Elementary School-- Bus drop off area (11453 Oswego Street, Henderson, CO 80640).


Assistance for Community Groups and Non-profits

City of Brighton Safer Activities Grant: The City of Brighton City Council approved a grant to assist small businesses, non-profits, and community groups with the purchase of PPE, facility renovations, and other equipment purchases necessary to meet public health and safety requirements due to COVID-19.