SBAP small business services

The Small Business Assistance Program offers free and confidential compliance support, outreach and advocacy to eligible small businesses throughout Colorado.

Who’s eligible

To qualify for assistance, your business must:
  • Have fewer than 100 employees.
  • Release less than 50 tons per year of any regulated pollutant.
  • Release less than 75 tons per year of any combination of regulated pollutants.

Our services include:

  • Regulatory assistance.
    • Email us to get regulatory and technical information, or assistance understanding or resolving permitting or billing issues. Email or Call:
    • cdphe_apcd_sbap@state.co.us
    • 303-691-4951
  • Free and confidential on-site visits.
    • Our team visits hundreds of small businesses each year to help their owners understand regulations, calculate air emissions, and file appropriate reporting and compliance forms.
  • Our resource library.
    • Includes industry-specific fact sheets, forms, checklists and guidance documents.
  • Referrals to the Generator Assistance Program (GAP).
    • Located within our Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division.
    • Offers free and confidential assistance to small businesses seeking help in interpreting and complying with hazardous waste regulations.
  • Referrals to the Small Business Ombudsman.
    • Advocate for small businesses regarding environmental issues.
    • Can provide mediation services, support and representation to resolve problems related to regulatory requirements, and financial resources.
  • Partnerships.
    • Our partnerships with Colorado Small Business Development Centers and trade associations provide a total package of assistance.
  • Workshops.
    • On air reporting and permitting procedures, and focused workshops, as requested by the business community.