This page will be updated with resources as they become available. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our programming, services, and community.
Utah Cultural Sector Covid-19 WEEKLY Update Call
Arts & cultural community members, there will be a weekly webinar 3:30-4:00 p.m. each Monday for updates on the cultural community.
FACEBOOK EVENT – for information on weekly virtual meetings.
Thanks to Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Utah Cultural Alliance, Utah Humanities, Utah Museums Association, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP), and the Salt Lake City Arts Council for their efforts in organizing this.
COVID-19 Cultural Assistance Grant Program ‘Create in Utah’
The Cultural Assistance Grant Program, known as “Create In Utah,” was approved in H.B. 5010 by the Legislature during its June 18 special session. It provides $9 million in grants to cultural, artistic, botanical, or zoological organizations with annual budgets of more than $5 million. The funding, which comes from the federal CARES Act, is targeted for programs that boost tourism and help local economies recover.
For more information or to apply, visit the Utah Division of Arts & Museums’ website.
Utah COVID-19 Impacted Businesses Grant Program ‘Shop in Utah’
This $25 million initiative provides grants to businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies must offer a discount, coupon, or another offer with an estimated value to their customers of at least 50% of the grant amount to qualify for the program.
Because this grant is primarily for Utah’s small businesses, at least 75% of grant funds will go to Utah companies with 250 or fewer full-time employees.
For more information and to apply go to: https://business.utah.gov/utah-covid-19-impacted-businesses-grant-program/
Utah COVID-19 PPE Support Grant Program ‘Safe in Utah’
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.
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 and to apply go to: https://business.utah.gov/utah-covid-19-ppe-support-grant-program/
COVID-19 Economic Impact on Utah Cultural Center – SURVEY
Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Utah Cultural Alliance, Utah Humanities, Utah Museums Association, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP), and Salt Lake City Arts Council are working together to support the cultural community during the COVID crisis.
Please take 10 minutes to fill out this survey so that we can adequately advocate for you. https://buff.ly/39WDO2I
Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development
Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development will continue to provide updates and resources on their site: https://www.slc.gov/ed/covid19/
This page includes links to surveys where business owners can provide information through about the impact of COVID-19 and the recent Utah earthquake on their business.
Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office
Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office will continue to provide COVID-19 updates and links to resources as they become available: https://www.slc.gov/mayor/covid-19/
State of Utah
The State of Utah has compiled a list of Arts & Humanities Resources to help navigate the impact of COVID-19. https://coronavirus.utah.gov/cultural-resources/
Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is gathering information on the economic impact of COVID-19 and disaster preparedness: https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center#impact
City Arts Grants
During this time, we understand that many of the arts and culture events and activities in our community may need to be delayed, canceled, or temporarily closed. In these difficult and rapidly shifting circumstances, we want to let you know that we will treat our grant funding with flexibility and accommodating changes in scope due to COVID-19 concerns. While we are still working on the process on how we want you to keep us informed, rest assured, we will do our best to support you through these ever changing time.
Please visit the City Arts Grants page for additional information on the updates and changes to the City Arts Grants program: http://saltlakearts.org/grant-program/
Small Business Relief
The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides temporary benefits to people who, due to a major disaster, lost or had their employment or self-employment interrupted.
SBA Disaster Assistance
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration. Continue to check back for updates.