Paycheck Protection Program
What’s Working: Gig companies want workers back and are paying bonuses in Colorado
Plus: Where to find a job in Colorado, how the unemployed are getting IDme’s attention, and why small businesses shouldn’t wait to apply for another Paycheck Protection loan.
What’s Working: Colorado sees more jobs return as some federal coronavirus aid programs are set to end
Small businesses get more time to apply for forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans, while those with reduced incomes face the March 31 end of an eviction moratorium.
What’s Working: Colorado’s job board has 82,000 openings. But are they real?
Plus, training options, new opportunities for small businesses and why calls to the unemployment helpline had just a 5-second wait on Friday.
What’s Working: Forgivable loans for the unemployed, the end of pandemic jobless benefits is next week
Get back on the roller coaster that is Unemployed Colorado, which heads into the last week of federal unemployment benefits. What’s next plus: Dashboards, fraud updates and more!
Colorado’s smallest small businesses can now get larger federal coronavirus loans
Many sole proprietors opted for unemployment last year. This time around, even tiny businesses that lost money are eligible for larger Payroll Protection Program loans.
What’s Working: Colorado’s unemployment system is … working? Some readers say “yes.”
And there’s more: The state continues to respond to unemployment issues with fixes; a new dashboard; and two more chances to publicly ask the Department of Labor staff questions.
What’s Working: What we learned after a week of Colorado paying pandemic unemployment benefits
One week down, countless more to go as Colorado's unemployment office fixes Phase 1 problems on the fly while people still waiting on Phase 2 benefits lose hope. Plus, the Paycheck Protection loan program isn’t perfect, either.
What’s Working: Here’s how Colorado is rolling out federal unemployment benefits, plus Paycheck loans are hopping
We get into acronyms again this week as the state Department of Labor shares how regular UI, PUA, PEUC and SEB systems are rolling out the $300 federal bonus payments
What’s Working: How ID.me will help get the jobless paid, a Denver program offering employers $6,000 to hire
Unemployment updates, fraud alerts, Paycheck loans and a list of what could come in the next federal relief plan.
What’s Working: Colorado unemployment system getting rebuilt, new round of Paycheck Protection loans start Monday
Other states have started paying the $300 bonus while some on unemployment are still waiting on the computers.
Updated federal coronavirus loan program offers more relief, but not all Colorado businesses are eligible
The new congressional coronavirus relief bill now allows small businesses to deduct expenses paid for by forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loan funds and other federal grants
Anticipating a bust, the Colorado coal town of Craig gets an unexpected boost
Northwest Colorado is grieving the looming loss of a major industry and the pandemic has hurt. But the broader economy is beginning to perk up. "We are not victims," Craig chamber boss says.
Vancouver company digs deep on due diligence in effort to revive historic Ouray silver mine
Aurcana Silver Corp. prepared for the venture by studying a long list of failed North American mines before drilling down to resume production at a once-thriving site in the San Juans
New form isn’t the “blanket forgiveness” some Colorado businesses hoped for in federal paycheck loan program
Months after the federal Paycheck Protection Program ended, some lenders are still waiting on guidance to forgive Colorado’s 109,170 pandemic relief loans
What’s Working: “Lost wages” gets a new deadline, overpayment forgiveness, small business updates and more
Do the 70,000 to 80,000 folks eligible for “Lost Wages” not want their $300-$1,800? Plus, the latest on small business loans, housing help and the new unemployment portal.
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CDFIs, like Colorado Enterprise Fund, provide underserved communities with capital when banks say no. The niche is attracting investors seeking impact, including Google and Netflix
Black-owned businesses weighed down by coronavirus struggle to stay afloat
Businesses in underserved neighborhoods of Colorado say federal pandemic-relief programs didn't come through for them, so they are leaning on private foundations or going it alone.
Here’s the latest look at which Colorado businesses received Paycheck Protection Program loans — and how much they got
Search the 109,170 small businesses that received a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan in Colorado, though most business names were withheld.
Colorado’s final count: 109,170 businesses approved for $10.4 billion in federal coronavirus loans
As Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness gets started, changes that made loans more palatable to business owners meant less focus on workers
Many Colorado restaurants have closed. The ones still open aren’t sure how long they can weather coronavirus.
State data shows that even though restaurants have recovered some since April, the industry is still down thousands of jobs. More than 2,500 establishments have shut down since March.