Carolina Valenzuela, center, puts a to-go order in a box for a customer at Eats & Sweets on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Lafayette. Restaurants in Boulder County have not been able to have dine-in options since March and have been severely impacted due to the coronavirus. (Jeremy Papasso/Staff Photographer)
Carolina Valenzuela, center, puts a to-go order in a box for a customer at Eats & Sweets on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Lafayette. Restaurants in Boulder County have not been able to have dine-in options since March and have been severely impacted due to the coronavirus. (Jeremy Papasso/Staff Photographer)
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The Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority is making a final push for businesses within the district to apply for the authority’s micro grant program.

In May, the authority approved creating the program to assist businesses within the authority’s district affected by the pandemic.

During its June 9 meeting, the authority announced it had given $74,000 to local businesses, but hoped to distribute more funds with a third round of applications.

Last month, Urban Renewal Authority members agreed to spend up to $100,000 for the micro grant program, which would give grants of up to $2,000 for businesses to use on lease or mortgage payments or utilities. The program was created to help businesses that did not qualify for the city’s program or did not apply in time.

In April, both Lafayette City Council and the authority participated in a small business emergency relief grant program and assisted 60 businesses with a total of $433,000.

Applications are due by 2 p.m. Friday. To apply, visit bit.ly/2ChvuPb.

For more information or for questions, call 303-435-0374 or email rogerc@cityoflafayette.com.