The COVID-19 PPE Support Grant Program, known as ‘Safe In Utah,’ is a $5 million grant program to help businesses keep employees and customers safe.
Safe In Utah uses federal CARES Act funds as part of Utah’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. It provides 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.
Companies may receive $250 per full-time employee, or a business entity can receive funds for their actual or anticipated expenses. Award eligibility is the lesser of the two funding options.
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), at the Legislature’s request, administers the program. To date, GOED has disbursed $1.1 million of this grant’s funding.
Eligible businesses must have:
To receive “Safe In Utah” grant funds, businesses must:
Awards for the “Safe In Utah” grant are calculated by the lesser of the amount of 1) the business entity’s actual COVID-19-related expenses, or, 2) $250 per full-time equivalent (FTE) employee.
11/25/20 11 a.m. update: The $5 million for the Safe In Utah program has reached its maximum funded amount. If additional program funding is secured, updates will be published here and shared via GOED social media and email.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any program questions.
We encourage all businesses to follow best practices to protect the health and safety of employees and customers. Examples of best practice guidelines such as the COVID-19 Business Manual can be found at coronavirus.utah.
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Purchases for personal protection equipment for employees and customers such as: cleaning and sanitizing supplies, signage providing public health guidelines, technology upgrades related to teleworking and costs for office redesign to provide adequate separation between employees or between employees and customers.
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.
Awards for the “Safe In Utah” grant are calculated by the lesser of the amount of 1) the business entity’s actual COVID-19-related expenses, or,2) $250 per full-time equivalent (full time employee), not to exceed $50,000 per entity.
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.
We have a small team of professionals working as hard as they can to verify your eligibility. Once eligibility has been determined, award or denial letters will be sent out. More information on the timelines will be available after we’ve been able to assess the volume of applications.
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.