GRANT & LOAN ASSISTANCE
The Laramie Chamber Business Alliance offers grant and loan assistance by directing you to the right resources including Wyoming Business Council Programs, Small Business Development Center, Wyoming Women’s Business Center, Wyoming Smart Capital Network, Workforce Center Training Grants, and more!
LCBA Revolving Loan Fund Program
This fund helps new and existing businesses in obtaining financing through local institutions. The LCBA Revolving Loan Fund Program controls approximately $100,000.
Collateral Support Program
This program is operated by the Wyoming Smart Capital Network funded by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s State Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). Designated working capital loans, it provides cash collateral on the borrower’s behalf. It helps small businesses overcome the challenge of insufficient collateral.
Wyoming Partnership (Challenge) Bridge Loan Program
Loans are provided through the Wyoming Business Council in partnership with a local lender. The business must provide at least 15% of the total project cost. The State of Wyoming can participate up to 35% of the project cost or $500,000, whichever is lesser.
Wyoming Business Council
Wyoming Partnership (Challenge) Guaranteed Loan
Loans are provided through the Wyoming Business Council in partnership with a local lender. The loan must have a Federal Guarantee (SBA or Rural Development B&I). The State of Wyoming can participate up to 50% of the project cost or $1,000,000, whichever is lesser.
Wyoming Business Council
community development liaison
The Community Development Liaison Committee (CDLC) works as your UDC liaison, helping to guide the new user through the city processes. The CDLC will meet with you to review your project, educate, and address any questions, or potential issues and ensure a smooth transition through the UDC and City processes.
The committee is made up of industry and building experts in Laramie, WY with decades of experience with the UDC. The Committee also works with the City of Laramie to address and update the UDC to promote the economic growth of Laramie.
Fill out the form to schedule a meeting with the Community Development Liaison Committe. After you submit the form, you will be contacted for a phone interview and will be scheduled for a one-on-one meeting with the team to discuss your project.
You will meet with the Community Development Liaison Committee to discuss your project.
If your project is still moving along, you might have a 2nd meeting with the Community Development Liaison Committee to review your permits before they are submitted to the City of Laramie.