PPP UPDATES

The U.S. Small Business Administration will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 7 am MST.
 
The portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 to all participating PPP lenders to submit First and Second Draw loan applications to SBA. Click here for the application.
 
Earlier in the week, SBA granted dedicated PPP access to Community Financial Institutions (CFIs) as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to reach underserved and minority small businesses.On Friday, SBA will continue its emphasis on reaching smaller lenders and businesses by opening to approximately 5,000 more lenders, including community banks, credit unions, and farm credit institutions. Learn more

State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs and Jefferson County Small Business Relief Program

Governor Jared Polis signed into law Senate Bill 20B-001 on Monday, December 7, 2020. The bill provides $57 million in direct aid, grants, and annual fee waivers to struggling small businesses and also creates grant programs and allocates funds specifically for art and cultural organizations as well as minority-owned businesses. Read more here.

Calling all Artists
The Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District (ACBID) announces TWO new art projects along the Alameda Corridor. ACBID Bus Shelter Murals Art Project and the ACBID Traffic Box Art Project Phase 2. Read more and submit TODAY!
ACBID Bus Shelter Murals Art Project
ACBID Traffic Box Art Project Phase 2

The Alameda Connects 2021 Make a Difference Grants awards grants and sponsorships to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public schools on a competitive basis in the Alameda Corridor area of Lakewood.  Grants are for the sum of $1000 each. Click the button below or here for more details.

Members of Alameda Connects are eligible to participate in the Alameda Connects Small but Mighty Small Business COVID 19 Recovery Grants Program. Grants are designed to fund projects that can be implemented quickly and assist commercial and/or business owners in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the button below or here for more details.

Committed to Diversity & Inclusion

Here at Alameda Connects we are all about fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion; welcoming diverse opinions; and promoting and respecting the diversity of our community.

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ACBID

The Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District (ACBID) works to promote a vibrant community in the Downtown Lakewood Business Corridor through thoughtful financial stewardship and strategic partnerships. ACBID invests in public art, landscaping, event sponsorships and other projects to improve the corridor.

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Upcoming Events
Jan
18
Mon
A Body Meditation Practice-Karen Falbo @ Full Moon Books & Event Center
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
19
Tue
Free Food Distribution @ Lakewood Head Start
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

No ID Required
(Runs every Wednesday for the month of January)

Beyond Limits Online with MileHi Church @ Virtual
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 9 @ 9:00 pm

This course is a Center for Spiritual Living certified course that qualifies for entering our practitioner training program. If you would like to receive certification for this class, the cost is $45. Please contact our registrar, Lisa Berquist, at lberquist@milehichurch.org or 720-974-2246 to get this set up, or if you need guidance in your spiritual studies or have questions about our classes.

Jan
20
Wed
Free Food Distribution @ Lakewood Head Start
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

No ID Required
(Runs every Wednesday for the month of January)

Free Food Distribution @ Gold Crown Field House
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Gold Crown Field House, we are still offering free food distribution to neighborhood families on Wednesday afternoons. I

Jan
25
Mon
A Body Meditation Practice-Karen Falbo @ Full Moon Books & Event Center
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
26
Tue
Beyond Limits Online with MileHi Church @ Virtual
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 16 @ 10:00 pm

This course is a Center for Spiritual Living certified course that qualifies for entering our practitioner training program. If you would like to receive certification for this class, the cost is $45. Please contact our registrar, Lisa Berquist, at lberquist@milehichurch.org or 720-974-2246 to get this set up, or if you need guidance in your spiritual studies or have questions about our classes.

Jan
27
Wed
Free Food Distribution @ Lakewood Head Start
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

No ID Required
(Runs every Wednesday for the month of January)

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