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A new grant program was launched today to help local businesses whether the COVID-19 crisis. Grants are for local businesses and organizations. Grants will range from $10,000 to $60,000. Applicants should submit their applications as soon as possible. The first review of applicants will begin June 5.

The Six County Association of Governments has launched an Emergency Business Assistance Grant Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The goal of the program is to assist businesses located in Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne County that have been negatively affected as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for the program has been provided through the Utah State Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). CDBG received additional funding to address the COVID-19 pandemic through the recently passed CARES Act.
 
Typical grant amounts awarded to successful applicants will be $10,000 to $15,000 with a grant maximum of $60,000. Grants funds may be used for working capital, payroll, rent, utilities, or other expenses that a business may have.
 
Applications are now being accepted, with the first funding considerations taking place after June 5th. Applications will then continue to be taken until available funds are spent.
 
For additional information, please contact Zach Leavitt at 435-893-0737 or zleavitt@sixcounty.com.

On the grant application itself, there is the following description of the goals for the program:

The Six County Emergency Business Assistance Grant fund is for businesses that are located in Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, or Wayne County and that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds shall be utilized by businesses who are open or plan to reopen in compliance with State and County Health Orders.
 
While Six County Association of Governments will attempt to aid as many businesses as possible, the filing of an application is not, nor should it be perceived to be, a guarantee of funding. Applicants should note that there is a set amount appropriated for these grants, and once this budgetary limit has been reached, additional applications will not be considered.

Requirements are listed out in this way:

Business must be located in Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, or Wayne County.
Business has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Must have the ability to document and report on the use of funds, if received.
 
Businesses must be open, or plan to reopen, in compliance with State and County Health Orders.
 
ELIGIBLE USES:

– Rent and utilities
– Payroll
– Outstanding debt
– Working capital
– Cleaning and disinfecting
 

INELIGIBLE USES:

– Tax debt
– Other debts to federal agencies.

The application is straightforward. It includes about 18 questions. There is also an area to insert a budget and attach documents.

To apply for funding, please visit: zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2231&limited=2851

For more information on the Six County Association of Governments, visit: sixcounty.com/