Business

COVID-19 ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Restaurant Assistance Program 

Restaurant assistance programThe Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG) is providing assistance to restaurants to purchase outdoor patio heaters and other outdoor dining equipment in order to allow restaurants to extend their patio dining season. The ability to provide an outdoor dining option is one of the best ways for restaurants to stay safe and resilient in the face of COVID-19 restrictions.

NOTE: Only restaurants located in Utah County, UT are eligible for assistance. All restaurants located within Provo City will be directed to their offices for assistance. 

Click here to sign up for this program
Requests will be evaluated as they arrive, in the order that they are submitted.


Safe Utah Grants INFORMATIONSAFE 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.



a man climbing a cement staircaseUTAH 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 


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.

State Business Page

Bridge Loan Resources

Criteria to Qualify

Click here to look up and contact your local loan qualifying bank at 

Click here to look up and contact your local loan qualifying credit union at