During the past year, distribution of Douglas County’s share of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Colorado Senate Bill 20B-001 funds provided support and relief to local small businesses.
An established partnership and relationship with Arapahoe/Douglas Works! (A/D Works!) allowed the County to leverage their unique resources as part of a coordinated COVID-19 response — providing a lifeline to our small businesses during the pandemic.
At their Tuesday, April 27, 2021, Business Meeting, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners passed a “Resolution Recognizing A/D Works! for Supporting Douglas County Small Businesses” in appreciation of this critical partnership.
More than $20 million was provided to Douglas County businesses thanks to the assistance of A/D Works! in processing and administering more than 700 grant applications for three business grant programs – Small Business PPE Reimbursement, Restaurant and Event Venue Impact Grant, and Small Business Relief Grant.
Additionally, the A/D Works! team organized and managed the Douglas County Recovery Task Force to act as a resource hub for the County’s Chambers of Commerce and other business support organizations.
As Douglas County’s workforce center, A/D Works! provides a variety of no-cost services to job seekers and businesses and serves as a critical resource to connect people and businesses in Douglas County.