COVID-19 Business Resources

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Business Resources

While not an exhaustive list, we hope these resources will help you during this difficult time.

  1. Financial Resources
  2. Advertising Resources
  3. Other Resources
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Small business impact Grant

The Small Business Impact Grant (SBIG) is a COVID-19 relief program for small businesses in Salt Lake County funded with $40 million. Grants will be awarded through one-time payments up to $35,000 to eligible businesses that apply for funding.  

Application support is available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic, with print FAQs also available for download in these languages. Interested applicants, who would like to apply but need assistance, can call the Business Relief Hotline at (385) 468-4011. Those hours are as follows:

  • Spanish: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday
  • Mandarin: 5-8 p.m. Monday, 1-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
  • Vietnamese:

          --8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Tuesday

          --Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday

          --9 a.m.-Noon Thursday-Friday

  • Arabic: By appointment. Call to schedule.
  • English: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday

Watch the video below for a step-by-step process on how to complete the application.

Business loans and grants

One-stop-shop for information on all federal and state business loans and grants.

Utah Media Group-small business grants

Utah Media Group has announced a $2.1 million Small Business Advertising Grant matching dollar-for-dollar, for businesses that qualify, in order to help small businesses get back on their feet and get customers in the door.

Small Utah businesses of under 100 employees may apply for matching advertising funds in Utah’s leading news publications, Deseret News, Deseret News National Edition, and The Salt Lake Tribune, where for every dollar they spend, Utah Media Group will match it up to $25,000 during the grant period.

Grants are available for May, June and July and require a minimum of $600 or up to a maximum of $25,000. 


Salt Lake County Business Relief Hotline: 385-468-4011 

  • Assistance navigating federal, state, and local relief options

Other resources to navigating stimulus options are listed below:


  • $349 Billion in Loans to Small Businesses
  • Utilizes the SBA 7(a) Loan Program framework
  • Any business with <500 employees that was operating before 2/15/2020 is eligible
  • Expands eligibility to include non-profits, tribally owned businesses, certain self-employed individuals, and independent contractors.
  • No personal guarantee required
  • Extensive Deferral and Forgiveness
  • Cap of 4% interest, with ten years to pay it off
  • 10,000,000 cap

Learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program HERE Version OptionsCOVID-19 Business ResourcesBusiness ResourcesHeadline

An approved listing of Utah banks that are acting as approved lenders can be accessed HERE Version OptionsCOVID-19 Business ResourcesBusiness ResourcesHeadline

Non-profits can also see which credit unions are participating by clicking HERE Version OptionsCOVID-19 Business ResourcesBusiness ResourcesHeadline


In partnership with Utah’s congressional delegation, the state emergency management division, and the Utah governor’s office, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced on March 17, 2020, that businesses in all 29 Utah counties are eligible to apply for low-interest loans through the Small Business Administration.

Terms of the SBA loans are as follows:

  • 3.75% interest rate for small businesses
  • 2.75% interest rate for nonprofits
  • Loan amounts up to $2 million per entity
  • Repayment terms up to 30 years

Businesses are encouraged to apply for Small Business Loans HERE Version OptionsCOVID-19 Business ResourcesBusiness ResourcesHeadline. Instructions on applying for the loans can be found HERE Version OptionsCOVID-19 Business ResourcesBusiness ResourcesHeadline. There’s no requirement for a FEMA number. Businesses can only check the "Economic Injury" section. The Utah disaster number is UT00066.

For more information on federal programs, click HERE Version OptionsCOVID-19 Business ResourcesBusiness ResourcesHeadline

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Utah Economic response task force

The Utah Economic Response Task Force has created a tool that determines the best resources for your business. It includes tax credits and other opportunities that may have been overlooked.

To view the online tool, click HERE.