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Posted on: June 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 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 Business Water and Sewer Grant: This grant offers 3 months of water and sewer bill assistance up to $9,000 per account for current City of Brighton commercial water and sewer customers. 

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

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 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

Grants for Small Businesses with under 50 Employees Adams County has established the Small Business Stabilization Program to provide local businesses with grants to retain jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the Adams County COVID-19 Response and Recovery website to learn about resources for businesses located in Adams County: 

Colorado Enterprise Fund Original Small Business LoanThe Colorado Enterprise Funds has loans for small businesses, including microloans, step-up loans, healthy foods loans, loans for Veterans, Small Business Administration Community Advantage Loan, lines of credit, and commercial real estate loans. Visit 

Disaster Loan Assistance for Small Businesses:  The Small Business Administration provides provide low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by COVID-19. Working capital loans of up to $2 million can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Click here for more information on these loans.  

Facebook Small Business Grants Program: Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses. The loans can be used for keeping your workforce going strong, helping with rent costs, connecting with more customers, and covering operational costs. 

Restaurant Employee Relief FundSee information under Assistance for Residents

Angel Relief Fund for Restaurant and Hospitality Workers: See information under Assistance for Residents

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program: See information under Assistance for Residents

Colorado Artist Relief Fund: See information under Assistance for Residents

Assistance for Residents

City of Brighton Residential Water and Sewer Grant: This grant offers 3 months of water and sewer bill assistance up to $300 per year for current City of Brighton residential water and sewer customers facing financial hardship due to COVID. Available only for your primary residence. If requirements are met for both programs, this may be stacked with the Brighton Water Assistance below.

Brighton Water Assistance: The City also offers a general water assistance program for persons facing extended financial hardship. This assistance is not limited to COVID-19 hardships and if requirements are met for both programs, this may be stacked with the City of Brighton Residential Water and Sewer grant above. 

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 Mobile Food Pantry: The City of Brighton is sponsoring the Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Food Pantry at Historic City Hall (22 S 4th Ave) on July 11th, August 8th, and September 12th from 9:00 am-10:30 am. Please stay in your vehicle and you will be guided to drive thru this mobile pantry. Volunteers will place food items in your car. For questions call 303-371-9250.

Food Banks: Adams County has a list of food pantries and meal programs throughout the county as well as other community resources listed on their website: 

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 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).

Restaurant Employee Relief FundThrough the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, grants will be provided to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment that results in a lack of resources to pay for essential expenses. Each approved grant is $500, one per person only.

Angel Relief Fund for Restaurant and Hospitality Workers: Angel Relief Fund grants through the Colorado Restaurant Association are focused on restaurant and food and beverage service hospitality workers who are diagnosed with coronavirus, have been quarantined under doctor’s care, are unable to receive government assistance, and have been out of work for more than a month. 

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program: Grant money is available through the United States Bartenders Guild to bartenders who are experiencing a catastrophic event or emergency hardship.

Colorado Artist Relief Fund: These funds will provide grants of up to $1,000 to individual Colorado artists whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work. Funding will be made available for artists that have ongoing creative endeavors through multiple disciplines including visual, digital, film, music, performing, teaching, etc.  

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.

Colorado Assistance FundGrants from this fund through the El Pomar Foundation will be distributed to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or government entities supporting access to appropriate healthcare and meeting basic human needs such as food access, rent and utilities assistance, and emergency services for individuals and communities impacted by the virus.

COVID-19 Relief Funds and Philanthropic Responses: Philanthropy Colorado has compiled a list of relief funds and grant money available to non-profit organizations who are battling the effects of COVID-19. View the list on their website.

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