COVID-19: Local Resources

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY LEARN & WORK IN UTAH PROGRAM

Weber State University is dedicated to supporting students during these unprecedented times.

If you are a Utah resident who is unemployed, furloughed or looking for an opportunity to enhance your career or start a new one due to the effects of COVID-19, funding through the CARES Act is now available to cover short-term training courses and certificate programs designed to put you on the path to success.

LEARN & WORK PROGRAM

WEBER COUNTY CARES GRANT PROGRAM

Businesses that have experienced loss of revenue due to public health orders in response to COVID-19, may be eligible to receive up to $35,000 in relief funds from the Weber County CARES Grant Program.

Qualifications

  1. Business experienced a negative impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Business must have a physical location in unincorporated Weber County or a partnering city.
  3. Business must be a for-profit entity.
  4. Business must be open as of date of grant application.
  5. Business must be free and clear of any Weber County, municipal, state, or federal liens or tax judgments.
  6. Owner must be 18 years or older and have a valid employer identification number (EIN) or if sole proprietor, social security number.
  7. Business must supply documentation to support the grant application.
  8. Business must have 99 or fewer employees and annual gross revenues of less than $15 million
  9. Business was in operation as of January 1, 2020​

How to Apply

The application period opened July 6th and runs through July 31st.  Visit www.webercares.com for more information on how and when to submit your application.

When Funds Will Be Awarded

Businesses will be notified of award the first week of August.

WEBER CARES WEBSITE

OGDEN CARES BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM

To qualify for Ogden CARES, businesses must be located within Ogden City (see map) and have a current Ogden City business license. The business must also demonstrate an unmet financial need due to COVID-19. Businesses having received other federal, state, and/or local COVID-19 assistance may apply for an Ogden CARES grant, provided they demonstrate the business still has an unmet financial need.

Applicants for the Ogden CARES Business Grant Program can apply for two different programs, summarized below. Maximum grant amounts are based on both the program and business type.

Program A: Grants are available to help businesses with unmet financial needs due to the impacts of COVID-19. Grant funds will help to cover the shortfall between necessary business expenses and existing funding sources (e.g., business revenue, federal or state assistance).

  • Maximum Grant Amounts:
    • Up to $200,000 for locally owned companies or companies with distinct profit-and-loss accountability at the local level.
    • Up to $100,000 for any company, regardless of ownership, with employees located in Ogden. Companies do not have localized profit-and-loss accountability and accounting rolls up to a parent corporation.
    • Up to $50,000 for sole proprietorships located in Ogden with no employees other than the owner(s).

Program B: Grants are available to help retail, accommodation, and food services businesses located in Ogden’s Central Business District to make physical modifications that are necessary to accommodate physical distancing requirements. Please see map to determine if your business is in the Central Business District.

  • Maximum Grant Amounts:
    • Up to $50,000 for retail (NAICS 44-45) and accommodation and food services (NAICS 72) businesses located in Ogden’s Central Business District, including sole proprietorships with no employees other than the owner(s).

Evaluation Criteria

Grant applications will be evaluated on several criteria, focused on the business’ economic impact in Ogden, need for financial assistance, and long-term viability. Evaluation criteria may include:

  • Impact
    • Is the business in a key industry? Key industries include advanced materials & manufacturing, aerospace & defense, IT/software, life sciences, and outdoor products.
    • What is the business’ number of employees, annual payroll, and/or average wages?
  • Need
    • Has the business experienced closure or made a modification(s) required due to COVID-19?
    • Does the business have access to other federal, state and/or local COVID-19 financial assistance?
    • What was COVID-19’s impact on the business’ revenue and number of employees?
  • Viability
    • How much equity, liquidity, profitability, and/or debt does the business have?
    • Has the business reopened, or does it have a plan to reopen?

How to Apply

Ogden City is now accepting applications. Grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. Applications will be reviewed in batches based on the submission date. The first batch for review will include all complete applications submitted by July 10, 2020.

Following the first review period, review batches will include complete applications submitted by each Friday, while funds remain available.

VISIT OGDEN CARES WEBSITE

OGDEN EMERGENCY LOAN FUNDS

Ogden City has funds available to help companies immediately within Ogden that have been affected by COVID-19. Details of the loan:

  • Intended to support companies during a short period of economic hardship

  • Loan amounts up to $10,000

  • 0% interest rate

  • 10-year term

  • Deferred payment up to 12 months

OGDEN CITY LOAN APPLICATION

ROY CITY BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM

The Roy City Economic Development Loan Fund’s (EDLF) purpose is to stimulate business development and expansion, create employment opportunities, encourage private investment, promote economic development, and enhance neighborhood vitality and commercial enterprise in Roy City by making loans available to businesses.

  • Loan amounts up to $30,000

  • Varies monthly, currently 1.25%

  • 3-year term

For more information please contact mandrews@royutah.org or 801-774-1024

ROY CITY WEBSITE

OTHER RESOURCES:

SelectHealth Bulletin Resources

Employee Benefits Best Practices | Fringe Benefit Analysts

Financial & Accounting Resources | Eide Bailly

Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development Business Services | GOED

Workplace Tips for Employees | The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19 | SBA

Emergency Planning Exercises | FEMA

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 | CDC

Coronavirus and COVID-19 | SHRM

BUSINESS IMPACT SURVEYS

Weber County is seeking to understand the impact of COVID-19 on local businesses to best respond with assistance.

WEBER COUNTY BUSINESS IMPACT SURVEY

The Utah Economic Response Task Force would like your insights regarding how to reduce economic impacts for businesses impacted by COVID-19 and also, most recently, the earthquake of March 18.

STATE OF UTAH BUSINESS IMPACT SURVEY