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The 2021 Downtown Redevelopment project has created significant challenges for the small business community in Downtown Rifle, especially following over a year of mandated restrictions and closings caused by COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is designed to help impacted businesses bridge the gap in operating expenses while the redevelopment project is impacting operations.
Maximum loan amount will be $2,000 per business based on documented need/approved use of funds. At time of application the applicant must upload documentation of operating expenses from March, April and May 2021 to support the grant amount being requested.
Failure to upload documentation will result in an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
You must upload documentation to support above expenses to complete the application. Example of documentation: lease receipts; copies of utility bills, copy of payroll, etc.
Please scan and upload documentation as a single file.
I have read the program eligibility criteria for the City of Rifle Downtown Redevelopment Business Impact Grant Program. I understand that grant awards will be determined at the discretion of the Rifle Regional Economic Development Corporation (RREDC) based on the program eligibility criteria and the responses provided in this Application. I understand that grant funds are limited, and that submitting an Application does not guarantee funds. I further understand the RREDC or City of Rifle may terminate the program at any time, for any reason, without prior notification.
I certify that I am authorized to sign this Application as/or on behalf of the Applicant. I understand I must provide a complete application, including documentation demonstrating how the funds will be used, for the application to be considered. I agree that my business is fully responsible for determining and understanding the effect that my receipt of grant funds, if awarded, may have on any other applications for, my business’ eligibility for, or awards from, other economic aid or relief programs from any other entity whatsoever. I further agree that by submitting this Application, I and my business release and hold harmless the RREDC and City of Rifle from any responsibility or liability for any effect the receipt of loan funds from the RREDC or City of Rifle may have on such applications, eligibility, or awards from such other programs.
All Applications will become property of the RREDC, and all Applications are subject to the Colorado Open Records Act, C.R.S. § 24-72-200.1 et seq., provided that the RREDC will use its best efforts to maintain the confidentiality of any confidential financial information submitted, as permitted by law.
By signing below, I certify that all information in this application, and all information furnished in support of this application, is given for the purpose of obtaining a Downtown Redevelopment Business Impact Grant and that the information provided is true, correct, and complete to the best of my knowledge.
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