Resource Overview:

Is your business behind on your utility bills due to hardship related to the pandemic?

If you or your business are behind on your bill from Fort Collins Utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for financial assistance. Fort Collins Utilities has received $469,000 from Platte River Power Authority and $381,550 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to directly support our customers in need.

Business customers may request financial assistance for past-due bills from Fort Collins Utilities.

Commercial Customers:

  • Apply early. Funds are limited, and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Approved funds will be applied directly to your account as a bill credit within seven business days.
  • One account is allowed per application. If your business has multiple accounts, you are welcome to submit multiple applications.
  • Call 970-212-2900 if you cannot complete the application online.


All legal types of businesses and organizations are eligible if they meet all of the criteria below. To receive assistance, commercial customers must:

  • Have an account with Fort Collins Utilities.
    • One application per account number. The account does not need to be active to apply.
  • Have an owner with a lawful presence in the United States (U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or otherwise lawfully present in the U.S.).
  • Have experienced economic hardship due to COVID-19.
    • Business hardship, such as:
      • Loss of revenue due to COVID-19.
      • Employees unable to come to work due to COVID-19.
      • Closing or reducing business hours due to COVID-19.
      • Other hardships due to COVID-19 as applicable.
    • Individual hardship, defined as adverse financial consequences as a result of you (the owner), your spouse, or a member of your household:
      • Being quarantined, furloughed or laid off, or having work hours reduced due to COVID-19.
      • Being unable to work due to lack of childcare due to COVID-19.
      • Having pay or self-employment income reduced due to COVID-19.
      • Having a job offer rescinded or start date for a job delayed due to COVID-19.
      • Experiencing other hardships due to COVID-19 as applicable.
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