Applications sought for small business relief grants

The application deadline has been extended for grants intended to help small businesses endure the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and related restrictions.

Mesa County announced it extended the deadline for the next round of applications for the Small Business Relief Program until 5 p.m. March 10.

“After hearing from our local businesses and constituents, Mesa County requested and received a program extension from the Department of Local Affairs,” said Pete Baier, Mesa County Administrator.

The Small Business Relief Program offers one-time awards of up to $3,500, $5,000 or $7,000 per business applicant based on annual income. 

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs awarded Mesa County more than $956,000 to distribute under the program.

For additional information about Small Business Relief Program grants, including  eligibility requirements and the application process, visit the website at