Thank you to those that joined our CFB member call with the Small Business Administration. Dan Nordberg, Director of the Office of Rural Affairs & Regional Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration along with Colorado District Director, Frances Padilla provided updates on the most recent changes to the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

Dan and Frances are committed to ensuring that farmers, ranchers and rural residents have access to these programs. COVID-19 has hit the industry particularly hard, and it’s important to SBA that these programs are fairly distributed.

If you missed the call, feel free to listen to the conversation below:


Additionally, please use the links below for additional information about SBA and the programs they offer:

For more information, contact SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or by e-mail at
Additionally, the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade has established a Small Business Navigator Hotline and email for businesses seeking general guidance, information on access to capital programs, workforce development concerns, and other areas small businesses are affected by. The Small Business Navigator hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT, or, they can be reached via email. Hotline: (303) 860-5881 Email: