Companies damage by pure disasters and the next closures of Interstate 70 by way of Glenwood Canyon are eligible to use for catastrophe aid loans.
Gov. Jared Polis, the Colorado Workplace of Financial Improvement and Worldwide Commerce, and the Division of Homeland Safety and Emergency Preparedness introduced the loans Friday in a information launch.
The governor’s Aug. three catastrophe declaration for the realm prompted availability of the loans by way of the U.S. Small Enterprise Administration’s (SBA) Financial Harm Catastrophe Mortgage (EIDL) program.
“The closure resulted in loss (of) revenues between 50% and 75% for a whole lot of small-town companies; and diminished outside recreation enterprise as a result of closure of Glenwood Canyon and resultant lack of entry to parts of the Colorado River,” Polis mentioned in a Sept. 10 letter to the SBA.
The loans are for companies in Garfield, Eagle, Mesa, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Routt counties which have suffered due to flooding, mudslides, rockslides and the summer time site visitors closures by way of Glenwood Canyon.