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Grant Recipients

With $350,000 in total funding ($250,000 from the City of Louisville’s General Fund and $100,000 from the Louisville Revitalization Commission for businesses within the Highway 42 Revitalization Area), Louisville awarded 70 Emergency Solutions Grants. Please recall that all program applicants received a letter regarding their status and the program outcome.

Each of the Louisville businesses below received a one-time $5,000 grant in early May (listed in alphabetical order).

12Degree Brewing

740 Front

Abo’s Pizza

Assorted Goods and Candy

B.O.B.S Sandwich Shop

Bailey Dermatology

Bawarchi Biryani Point

Bittersweet Coffee & Confections

Busaba

Centennial Automotive Repair

Classic Cabinets & Design

Creative Framing Art Gallery

Crystal Springs Brewing Company

Double Happy

E Bikes of Colorado

East West Integrated Medicine

East-West Wellness

ELC Images

Eleanor

Elite Feet

Eric Olson Master Jeweler

EVO Rock & Fitness

Eyeworks

FingerPlay Studio

Firiel Vital Skin Care

Found Underground

Gravity Brewing

Hana Japanese Bistro

Havana Manor

Inksmith Tattoo & Piercing

Jimmy Johns

Jules Gourmet Catering

Juniper Paints

Kaufman Health and Hormone Center

Little Horse

Loco Hermanos

Louisville Cyclery

Low Cost Office Furniture

Mile High Pho

Miles Sports Pub & Grub

Moe’s Broadway Bagels

Mountain Kids

My Saving Grace

NoCoast Crossfit

Old Friends

Organic Sandwich Company

Parma Trattoria Mozzarella Bar

Paul’s Coffee & Tea

Por Wine House

Red Dog Radios

Repair Masters Automotive

Rock Barbers

Runner’s Roost

Sea Grape Day Spa

Shopey’s Pizza

Spice China

Subway (Dillon Road)

Subway (S. Boulder Road)

Sushi Yoshi

Sweet Cow

Sweet Spot Café

Taz Vapor

The Singing Cook

Three Leaf Catering

Tibet’s Restaurant & Bar

Tilt

Verde

Via Toscana

Young Dentistry for Children

Zucca

 

 

May 1 Update- Grant Program Outcomes

Click here to read the full press release 

The application period was open from April 22 to April 24. The City received 180 applications during the three-day window. All applications were reviewed for completeness and eligibility. Unfortunately there is not sufficient funding to award all eligible applicants at this time.

Those approved will receive notification and grant award in the next few days. Please note that all mailings will be sent to the physical address of the business within Louisville. All applicants will receive a letter acknowledging receipt of their application and the reason that funding was not awarded.

Of the 180 applications received, 70 businesses were awarded grant funds. 53 businesses were considered eligible but there were insufficient funds to award additional grants to these applicants. There were also 57 ineligible applicants. Reasons for ineligibility include business type, incomplete application, number of employees and status of City accounts.

About the Emergency Solutions Grant Program 

Click here to read the original program press release

The City of Louisville seeks to support its small business that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the Emergency Solutions Grant Program. On April 17, 2020, the City Council approved $250,000 of funding to be directed toward the grant program. The City’s Urban Renewal Authority, the Louisville Revitalization Commission (LRC), has also agreed to contribute $100,000 of funding; these funds can only be granted to businesses within the boundaries of the Highway 42 Revitalization Area.

Under the Emergency Solutions Grant program, eligible businesses may apply for grants of $5,000 to assist in offsetting the negative economic circumstances created by the pandemic.

Submitting an application is not a guarantee of a grant award, and the City may terminate the Emergency Solutions Grant program at any time, for any reason.

Please also recall the power of purchasing any goods and services locally. The City appreciates local business efforts to shop, purchase, and employ from our Louisville economy.

The application period will be open for three days, beginning on April 22, 2020 @ 8 AM and closing on April 24, 2020 @ 5 PM. Any applications submitted outside that timeframe will not be considered. Applications must be submitted electronically.

Grant applications will be reviewed by City staff, according to the criteria established by the Louisville City Council. Specifically, the Application sections on “Program Eligibility,” “Required Documentation,” and “Business Criteria” contain the information that will be used to process your request for grant funding.

The City's grant application is now closed. We will be reviewing all applications submitted. Everyone that submitted an application will receive a determination letter. 

Type of Business

Due to limited program dollars, only the following business types are eligible for program funding at this time. If you are not sure of your business industry classification, please check you taxpayer license (“Type of Business” in lower left-hand corner).

  •  General merchandise/other retail (#53): Retail stores which sell a number of lines of merchandise, such as dry goods, cosmetics, small wares, and office/household supplies.
  • Apparel and accessory stores (#56): Retail stores primarily engaged in selling new clothing, shoes, hats, underwear, and related articles for personal wear and adornment.
  • Home furniture/décor/home appliance (#57): Retail stores selling goods used for furnishing the home, such as furniture, floor coverings, draperies, glass and chinaware, domestic stoves, refrigerators, and other household electrical and gas appliances.
  • Eating and drinking places (#58): Establishments selling prepared foods and drinks for consumption on the premises; and also lunch counters and refreshment stands selling prepared foods and drinks for immediate consumption.
  • Personal/business services (#71): Establishments primarily engaged in providing services generally to individuals such as laundries, drycleaning stores, interior design services, photography studio, tattoo studios, and beauty and barber shops. Also establishments rendering services to businesses such as advertising, credit reporting, collection of claims, mailing, reproduction, photocopying, data processing, and services to buildings (i.e. security monitoring, locksmith services, facilities cleaning services).
  • Auto repair and services/other repair services (#72): Establishments engaged in automotive repair or other equipment repair services (i.e. appliance repair, bicycle repair, musical instrument repair) to the general public.
  • Amusement/recreation services (#73): Establishments engaged in providing amusement or entertainment services (i.e. exercise studios, rock gyms, arcades).
  • Health/medical services (#74): Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing medical, surgical, and other health services to persons (i.e. physician & dentist practices, chiropractic/physical therapy services, eyecare services, health/wellness services).
  • Educational services/social services (#76): Establishments providing academic or technical instruction; and providing social services and rehabilitation services to those persons with social or personal problems requiring special services and to the handicapped and the disadvantaged.