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The following is a summarized list of loan and grant programs available to help Utah residents and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. For a more comprehensive look into pandemic funding for businesses, please visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov/business/business-loans-and-grants/ Please see https://www.slco.org/covid-19/economy/ for a complete list of municipal, county, state and federal resources to support businesses during the COVID-19 emergency and recovery.  Salt Lake County’s Business Relief Hotline is 385-468-4011.

New Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 

The Economic Aid Act authorizes the SBA to guarantee additional Paycheck Protection Program loans. Contact the SBA, your banker or one of many Utah resources to apply for funding.

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2021 Impacted Small Business Catalyst Grant

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development announces its most recent grant to assist Utah small businesses, nonprofits, and organizations, recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.
The $15 million 2021 Impacted Small Business Catalyst Grant begins accepting applications on April 20, 2021, at 9 a.m. and closes on April 27, 2021, at 5 p.m. (MDT).
This grant will assist small businesses, nonprofits, and organizations that experienced 1) a high level of revenue decline in a consecutive four-month period in 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, or 2) began operations after Jan. 1, 2020, and can demonstrate the effects of COVID‐19 on the business and 3) provide evidence of continuing solvency.
The first tranche of funds will be awarded to applicants that demonstrate a revenue loss of 90% or greater. If funds are still available, the application will open to businesses that demonstrate an 80% or greater loss.

Learn More and Apply

COVID-19 Small Business Quarantined Employee Grant

The COVID-19 Small Business Quarantined Employee Grant program is a $2,000,000 grant program administered by the Utah Labor Commission. It uses federal CARES Act funds as part of Utah’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The program provides reimbursement to small businesses with less than 50 employees that maintain salaries for employees required to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19.  Learn more and apply.

Event and Entertainment Services Grant.

The Event and Entertainment Services Grant will assist organizations that host live events or provide live event or entertainment services that promote and support economic opportunity in Utah. It is anticipated that the $5 million Event and Entertainment Services Grant will open on May 18, 2021, at 9 a.m. and close on June 1, 2021, at 5 p.m. Grant recipients will be notified between June 28 and July 1, 2021. https://business.utah.gov/utah-covid-19-live-events-grant

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