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Up-to-date and detailed information about conducting business operations in Montrose County during the pandemic can be found on Montrose County’s COVID-19 website

For information about arrangements in place for the State of Colorado, please visit the Safer at Home website.

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  1. City of Montrose Business Assistance
  2. General Business Information &  Resources
  3. USDA Business Assistance

Business Assistance Programs

Business Relief PackageThe Montrose City Council has approved three specific initiatives to aid small businesses that have been forced to close or have suffered substantial economic hardship as a result of COVID-19.

Sales Tax Deferral

Beginning immediately, businesses with less than $2 million in gross annual sales will have the option to delay city sales tax remittance for a 90-day period. The city estimates this move will keep approximately $3 million in the hands of area business owners who are trying to navigate through this difficult time. Businesses must continue to report sales tax information during the deferral period. The 90-day period can be extended by direction of the council.

Contact Becky Scriffiny at for details.

Emergency Loan Fund

The City Council has approved a $300,000 fund dedicated to providing small businesses with zero-percent loans and no repayment for at least 12 months. These loans of up to $5,000 per applicant are designed to assist businesses forced to close by state mandate or who have suffered significant financial loss due to COVID-19.

Small businesses can apply for funds to pay their fixed debt and provide for employees, rent, and other monthly expenses to make sure they can stay viable and reopen after the crisis is over.

  • Small businesses severely impacted by COVID-19
  • Up to $5,000 available per business
  • 0% interest, no closing costs
  • 12 months no-repayment
  • Applications will be selected based on need

Complete the online application