Income reduced? Take these actions now:
- If you can’t pay a bill on time, call the company. Many companies will work with you on a solution. See guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
- If your income has been drastically reduced, apply for Colorado unemployment benefits.
- Access community resources and apply for public benefits. See more below and in other sections of this page.
- Avoid scams and offers of easy money. Never give your personal information or pay in response to an offer of help. See what the Federal Trade Commission has to say about this.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Colorado Works (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) provides qualifying families with cash assistance to strengthen their family’s economic and social stability.
The federal and state income tax filing deadlines have been extended to July 15, 2020.
Just announced: Loan repayment begins after January 31st 2021, Learn more here.
If you have ED held federal student loans, required payments will automatically be suspended through December 31st, 2020. Interest on loans will be waived during this time, and collections on defaulted loans have been stopped. If you are currently in the Public Student Loan Forgiveness program, these six months will count toward the 120 payments required before loan forgiveness.
Summit County COVID-19 Emergency ResponseSmall Business Grant Program- Summit County provides financial support to local businesses struggling with the impact of the COVID-19
Resources & Assistance available to Summit County residents.
Sign Up for Emergency Notifications- Summit County Alert provides emergency notifications by phone, text and email.
Emergency Blog- Summit County provides critical information.
nemployment and Loans
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has information for workers and employers who are impacted by the Coronavirus.
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) provides information on getting help for homeowners and renters during the coronavirus national emergency.
Internet & Utilities
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP): Assists low-income families and individuals with their heating costs. Applications are accepted November 1st through April 30th.
Xcel Energy: Announced no shut-offs during the emergency. If you are having difficulty paying your bills, call 1-800-895-4999 to discuss with a representative the potential for a payment plan.
Comcast Internet Essentials: Offering 2 months free service (monthly fee of $9.95 monthly fee after first two months).
Xfinity: Find a hotspot and connect for free (requires Xfinity app on phone).
Resources for Businesses
Town of Breckenridge- Breckenridge Resources
Town of Frisco- Business Resources
Town of Silverthorne- Resources
Congress has passed and the president has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This legislation extends some economic relief to businesses through tax credits and loans, much of this through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which provides federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters.
See the Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act.
Due to 2020 statute, the Summit County Treasurers Office was authorized to suspend or waive delinquent interest that may have accrued as a result of delinquent tax payments. See details here.
The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade has a comprehensive list of COVID-19-related resources for businesses.