COVID-19 ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
UTAH COUNTY CARES SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM
Utah County is launching a $15 million program that will provide grants to small businesses located in Utah County recovering from the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. For more information click the following links
- News Release Utah County CARES Small Business Grant Program
- Timeline Utah County Small Business Grant Program
- FAQ Utah County Small Business Grant
- Guidelines Utah County Small Business Grant Program
The Utah County CARES Small Business Grants Program is now accepting a second round of applications through an extended deadline of Oct. 30th. Small businesses throughout Utah County who have not already received a small business grant are eligible
SAFE IN UTAH PPE SUPPORT GRANT
The COVID-19 PPE Support Grant Program, known as “Safe In Utah,” is a grant program for businesses. The $5 million Safe In Utah initiative uses federal CARES Act funds as part of Utah’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. It includes grants for a business’s COVID-19 response that consists of the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), implementation of workplace redesigns, additional signage, new technology solutions for distance working, and other items to comply with COVID-19 public health guidelines on safely returning employees to work.
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), at the Legislature’s request, administers the program. Safe In Utah begins accepting applications on July 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (MDT). By August 31, 2020, GOED must award at least 75% of grant funds to small businesses of 250 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. The program is designed to help Utah small businesses primarily. For more information click here.
UTAH COVID-19 COMMERCIAL RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The COVID-19 Commercial Rental Assistance Program was created on April 30, 2020, when Gov. Herbert signed S.B. 3006. The program grants $40 million in rental relief to Utah small businesses that have lost revenue as a result of measures taken during the pandemic to minimize the public’s exposure to COVID-19.
Although applications for this grant are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, the program is still well-funded. We encourage all eligible entities to apply for the Commercial Rental Assistance Program grant. For more information on this program click here
Learn more about businesses that are open for delivery, take-out and curb-side, the Governor’s plan and small business resources. Get assistance going trough the process by a real person or a loan to help your business through the current economic climate. More info can be found at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/business/
The Point of the Mountain Chamber created a list of businesses in Saratoga Springs & Lehi with take-out, delivery, curb-side and other services for those at home or work in self-quarantine and social distancing.
Check for updated lists at: www.thepointchamber.com
Also, join and share the Point of the Mountain Region Facebook group to see real-time posts and deals directly from businesses at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/215614956474266/about/
Utah has prepared a comprehensive economic plan to accompany our public health response to COVID-19. We’re working to protect lives and livelihoods. You can view the plan at https://bit.ly/
MORE SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
Small business owners are the backbone of Utah’s economy. GOED is here to assist them throughout the coronavirus pandemic with several resources. One of many tools GOED offers is the Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan program.
Look up and contact your local loan qualifying bank at https://www.utah.bank/home
Look up and contact your local loan qualifying credit union at https://www.utahscreditunions.org/