Comcast RISE to Award 100 Small Businesses in Southern Colorado with Grant Packages that Include a $5,000 Monetary Grant, Marketing and Technology Resources, and More

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Today, Comcast announced 100 businesses in Southern Colorado will receive comprehensive grant packages that include business coaching sessions, education resources, a $5,000 monetary grant, creative production, and technology makeovers. Comcast RISE is committed to supporting the growth of all small businesses, while advancing the objectives of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as community investment. The program is built to help businesses and their communities thrive with a focus on economic growth.

Comcast is committed to supporting and empowering small businesses in our communities, said J.D. Keller, senior vice president of Comcasts Mountain West Region. The Comcast RISE program will deliver innovative and impactful resources that will make a lasting impact on small businesses in Colorado Springs.

Beginning on May 1, and through May 31, eligible businesses in Colorado Springs and El Paso County can apply for a grant package at A total of 100 grants in Southern Colorado, and 500 grants overall, will be announced in August 2024, bringing the total number of recipients to date to 14,000.

Small businesses are essential pillars of Colorado Springs community, contributing significantly to the strength and vibrancy of our economy through job creation, by increasing our tax base, and providing our communitys unique charm and character, said Colorado Springs Mayor Yemi Mobolade. It is the small business owner that takes a leap of faith to turn a dream into a reality. By investing in our local entrepreneurs, were helping support the heartbeat of our city, because their success is our success.

Comcast RISE was created in November 2020 to help small businesses hardest hit by COVID-19, from bakeries and barber shops to childcare centers and cleaning services, by providing the grants needed to survive and recover.

The program has evolved from helping businesses survive the pandemic, to helping businesses and their communities thrive with a focus on economic growth.

Grant packages will include:

CONSULTATION – General business assessment and coaching that provides business owners with recommendations on how to help grow their businesses.

EDUCATION RESOURCES – 12-month access to online entrepreneurship courses, learning modules and resources for small business owners.

MONETARY GRANT – $5,000 monetary grant.

CREATIVE PRODUCTION & MEDIA – Turnkey production of a 30-second TV commercial, plus a media strategy consultation and a 180-day media schedule. (Taxes and other fees may apply for production and media services.)

TECHNOLOGY MAKEOVER – Computer equipment and Internet, Voice and Cybersecurity services for 12 months. (Taxes and other fees may apply for tech makeover services.)

In addition, any small business owner can visit the Comcast RISE destination on the X1 platform featuring aggregated small business news, tips, insights, and more. Just say Comcast RISE into the X1 voice remote.

Comcast RISE is part of Project UP, the companys $1 billion commitment to advance digital equity through programs and community partnerships that connect people to the Internet, advance economic mobility and open doors for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, storytellers and creators.

More information and the applications to apply for either the grant program or marketing and technology services are available at

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. Visit for more information.

About Comcast Business Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by an advanced network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nations largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services. For more information, visit or call 866- 429-3085. Follow on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at

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