ACDBE COVID-19 Assistance Program — DEN Commerce Hub ACDBE COVID-19 Assistance Program — and DEN Commerce Hub

  Helping ACDBEs navigate through the COVID-19 health crisis

The Denver International Airport (DEN) Commerce Hub and the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) have partnered to provide resources and guidance to assist ACDBEs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This guide is intended to help ACDBEs navigate the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), both administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), as well as other programs that may be helpful to our ACDBE community.


The Commerce Hub team is available to answer your questions. If you need assistance, we encourage you to contact our office at [email protected] to submit a question or schedule a call.


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Administered by the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve.

   Main Street Lending Program

The Federal Reserve established a Main Street Lending Program to provide additional lending options to small and medium-sized businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We encourage all interested borrowers to immediately begin the process of seeking eligible and participating lenders to discuss applying for a loan that would meet their needs. Involvement in the program is at the discretion of each financial institution, therefore, a list of participating lenders is not available.

Administered by the SBA.

  Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Provides small businesses with funds, in the form of a forgivable loan guaranteed by the SBA, to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs. Up to 40% of the funds may also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent and utilities.

  Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

EIDL program was created to assist businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters. The CARES Act expanded the program in response to the COVID-19 emergency.


  • SBA will begin accepting new EIDL and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses
  • EIDL applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis

Click here for a complete side-by-side overview of the PPP and the EIDL


Refer to the ACDBE Resource Guide to access additional information on the application process for the programs listed below.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

SBA 7(a) Lenders
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Emergency Bridge Loan

The DEN Commerce Hub prepared this online guide for ACDBEs to provide general information on the financial relief programs made available through the CARES Act for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. The resource provided summarizes publicly available information and in no way represents advice or an assertion of authority on these matters by DEN or the City and County of Denver. For complete up-to-date guidance and to access additional small business relief options, visit the Small Business Administration (SBA) website at