Resources for Businesses

San Miguel County is in alignment with the State’s public health orders, with the exception of a phased approach for lodging. Please view industry specific guidance at the State’s Safer at Home website.   

San Miguel County Business Safety Resources

The templates below are resources to help your business run safely during this pandemic.

Restaurant Guidance and Checklists

Colorado Mask Project


Financial Support

CARES Act

State and National Recovery Resources

The Telluride Foundation

The Telluride Foundation has launched several programs dedicated to helping local businesses throughout the region during this time of hardship. The Regional Response Fund will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the front lines of the outbreak and vulnerable individuals and families directly impacted in the Telluride region, including San Miguel, Ouray, west Montrose counties and Rico. 

The Telluride Foundation also hosts weekly recovery information calls for small businesses.

Southwest Colorado Business Recovery

This group is intended to provide small business resources to the Southwest Region of Colorado in response to COVID-19. The Southwest region of Colorado includes the following counties: Delta, Gunnison, Montrose, Ouray, Hinsdale, Mineral, San Miguel, Saguache, Rio Grande, Alamosa, Costilla, Conejos, Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan, Dolores and Fremont. 

First Southwest Community Fund

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, FSWCF has launched emergency funding programs:  

  • COVID-19 Emergency Loan Fund

To learn more and to apply online, please visit the FSWCF COVID-19 response page.

Region 10

Region 10’s Small Business Resource Center provides assistance to businesses experiencing economic distress and/or disruption with SBDC business consulting, technical assistance services, and loan fund assistance. Our information sheet regarding these and additional programs is attached and can be printed to share with businesses. Businesses interested in these programs should contact Dan Scinto or 970-765-3126.

Businesses seeking technical assistance or consulting regarding how to prepare and/or recover during an economic disruption should contact Nancy Murphy, 970-765-3130, and/or register online for SBDC consulting. Further assistance can be found in The Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide for Colorado Businesses.

You can also visit the Colorado Office of Economic Development and international trade – with business loans and recovery resources.

Small Business Administration

Other Resources