Resource: Colorado company sues after being disadvantaged for COVID-19 relief because of race

By: Pacific Legal Foundation

October 7, 2021

Pacific Legal Foundation

Today, an Alma-based event planning company filed a lawsuit to stop Colorado from using racial preferences to distribute COVID-relief funds.

Like so many other small businesses, Resort Meeting Source, an event-planning business, has suffered revenue losses stemming from the pandemic. Owner Steve Collins applied for a grant under Colorado’s Disproportionately Impacted Business Grant program, which is meant to help small businesses like Resort Meeting Source. But Mr. Collins is less likely to obtain that relief because the program establishes a preference for minority-owned businesses, and he is white.