About the CLIMBER Loan Fund

The CLIMBER (Colorado Loans to Increase Mainstreet Business Economic Recovery) Loan Fund is a statewide program that will provide up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses through 2024. It will promote small businesses growth, save jobs, and help support the Colorado economy.

Who can participate

Small businesses with up to 99 employees can may apply for working capital loans between $10,000 and $500,000. Banks, credit unions, CDFIs, and other nonprofit lenders may originate loans through the program.

How it works

The program will provide capital for loans between $10k and $500k. Below-market interest rates and a 6-month deferred principal payment option make the program a secure option for small businesses.

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Host trainings: Email for information.

Share program information with your constituents by using the following:

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private to public contributions

$200 million

in contributions from private sources

$50 million

in first loss State dollars raised through the sale of insurance premium tax credits

Thank You to Our Funders

CLIMBER Oversight Board Information

Visit the State Treasurer’s CLIMBER site to access the following information:

  • Oversight Board members
  • Board meetings are announced in the “Public Meetings” top menu. The public is invited to attend and time is allotted for public comment.
  • Agenda, meeting minutes, and important documents
Colorado State Treasurer Dave Young, CLIMBER Advisory Board Chair

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