The 2021 Impacted Small Business Catalyst Grant was created during the 2021 Legislative General Session.
The purpose of the grant is to assist small businesses, nonprofits, and organizations that experienced 1) a high level of revenue decline in a consecutive four-month period in 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, or 2) began operations after Jan. 1, 2020, and can demonstrate the effects of COVID‐19 on the business and 3) provide evidence of continuing solvency.
Businesses, nonprofits, and organizations must:
Note: Government entities do not qualify.
Applications will be scored on the following criteria:
The first tranche of funds will be awarded to applicants that demonstrate a revenue loss of 90% or greater. If funds are still available, the application will open to businesses that demonstrate an 80% or greater loss.
The application process will open on April 20, 2021, at 9 a.m. and close on April 27, 2021, at 5 p.m. (MDT). This is not a first-come, first-serve grant. All eligible applications will be reviewed. Grant recipients will be notified between May 24 and May 28, 2021, and begin receiving checks within a few days of notification.
GOED’s grant application system requires advance registration. Sign-up here to create a user account.
If you’ve already applied for a GOED grant, you’ll use the same credentials as before.
The best way to receive assistance, to have questions answered, or receive feedback about your application, is to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emailing us creates a ticket in our customer service application and ensures we can follow-up with you.
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No. The question regarding the Utah Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA) relates to your documents submitted in the application process. If you claim business confidentiality your financial documents submitted in the application will be prohibited from release in the event of a record request relating to your application. Claiming business confidentiality will not negatively affect your application.
To protect the security of your business and its financial documents, we ask you to please only upload your documents to the secure application. You can access the application after our team has verified your business and sent you log in credentials. If you did not submit all the required documentation, your application may be considered incomplete and therefore ineligible.
Your business Entity Number is the number you receive when you are registered with the state. You can verify your information by looking up your business here. Providing the correct entity ID and correct business addresses will help our team verify your business much faster.
You will receive a case number from a “no-reply” email almost instantly. If you do not receive a case number via email you have likely not submitted for eligibility to our system. Please try again.
You will attest to the number of full-time equivalent employees during the application process. If your business is chosen for an audit, unemployment insurance records and payroll documentation may be used to verify the number reported.
Yes. If you have applied for another GOED incentive, please use this application link and the same access credentials for your application.
The preferred file types are .pdf but formats ending in .doc, .jpeg, .xls and .csv are all acceptable. We cannot accept specialized formats such as “.pages”. Please verify your documents are not password protected and are under 5MB.