Energize Community Program – Application Portal

Apply for the ECP Gap Fund Loan today. This program is for entrepreneurs statewide in Colorado who are looking to stabilize or grow their business.


Follow the links below to access the application and resources. Use these resources to prepare.

  • The online application is in English. The Spanish application will be available soon. If you have other language needs, let us know at [email protected], and we’ll connect you with a business advisor who will be able to support you.
  • Business Advisors are available to help you complete your application. Connect with an advisor by filling out this form. If you need a Spanish speaking advisor, fill out this form.

For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

How to Apply

To apply, you will need to:

  • Complete the short registration form
  • You will receive an email with a link to the application. If our program is not a good fit for you, we will refer you to a partner organization who may be a good fit.
  • To complete your application, you must have the required financial documentation in order. See below. Business advisors are available to support you gather the financial documents you need. Request a connection with a business advisor here.
  • For assistance in Spanish: Si necesita un asesor que hable español, complete este formulario.

To apply for the ECP Gap Fund loan, you will need the following documents:

  • Business Plan
  • Entity Documents (Colorado Secretary of State documents such as Articles of Organization, Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Good Standing, etc.)
  • Industry-Specific Licensing (Sales Tax License, Environmental Health License, etc.)
  • Business Bank Statements (2 months)
  • Most recent Personal and Business Tax Return(s) (1-2 years)
  • Profit & Loss (Year to Date)
  • Balance Sheet (Year to Date)
  • Financial Projections (12 months)
  • Quotes for equipment to be purchased
  • List of Collateral Available

Types of Collateral
Collateral is defined as the total amount of assets owned clear and free and can including what will be used for the loan purpose if purchasing equipment, vehicles, long term assets. Some types of collateral may include:

Some types of collateral may include:

  • Equipment
  • Inventory
  • Jewelry (with recent appraisal at liquidation value)
  • Autos owned free and clear
  • Commercial Vehicles (including tractors, utility tractors and food concession trailers)
  • Assignments of Contracts
  • Stocks & Bonds
  • Whole Life Insurance Policy with cash value
  • 3rd party collateral is an option


General Questions: [email protected]

Questions about the the ECP Gap Fund loan: [email protected]

Call us at 1-800-471-0628

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