Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Here is a helpful link to resources for businesses in Utah. https://coronavirus.utah.gov/business/
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. To secure these loan funds, the State needs to demonstrate a need for assistance from the small-business community. These businesses will need to Economic Injury Worksheet and submit it to Janna Wilkinson (Jannawilkinson@utah.gov) from Utah’s Department of Emergency Management. She will then process the form and send it directly to the SBA as part of the process of receiving loan funds for our small businesses.
Once Utah has secured a low-interest loan program from the SBA, small businesses will be encouraged to apply for funding through the following website: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
Utah Business Impact Survey
The state has implemented the Utah Economic Response Task Force to deal with COVID-19 recovery. The task force would like Utah business insights about how to reduce the economic impacts for businesses affected by COVID-19 and, most recently, today’s earthquake.
Additional resources for Utah businesses are being evaluated, and business input will help inform policy decisions. We will also collect and share experiences on ways business and governments are already innovating to rise to these challenges. Continue to communicate with us about your best practices and/or lessons learned.
This survey should take less than five minutes to complete. Please share the survey with others in the Utah business community, through your local community channels.
The survey: https://lnkd.in/eNbKTYn
Facebook Small Business Grants
Facebook recently announced a program to offer $100 million in grants to small businesses in areas affected by COVID-19. Details of that program can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants. Additionally, they have created a Business Resource Hub (https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/resource?ref=alias) with recommendations and resources that can help businesses cope with disruptions.