Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 8, 2020
Tooele County provides business COVID-19 hardship grants

Application period closes Sept. 18 

Tooele County is pleased to provide small business grants in an effort to assist small businesses through the hardship created by COVID-19. 

“Small businesses are critical to the success of our local economy,” said Tooele County Commissioner Shawn Milne.

The funds for the grants originate from the CARES Act approved by Congress and are passed to the County through the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. 

The program serves small businesses that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.

Funding will be made available to a limited number of businesses, with 100 employees/full-time equivalents or less that meet specified requirements.

To be eligible, the business must be a registered business in Tooele County with an active business license as of April 1, 2019. The  business must be current on property taxes and personal property taxes through April 1, 2020, if the business owns property or the owner’s residence for a home business.

The business must have incurred a financial loss or business expenses related to COVID-19 between April 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020. 

Applicants must be able to provide required documentation. Incomplete applications will not be eligible.

The following businesses will receive priority, but these conditions are not required to receive a grant:

Businesses that applied but did not receive funding from the Small Business Administration and/or the Governor’s Office of Economic Development loan programs. 

Businesses that were unable to practice safe social distancing and needed to close, in accordance with state and local guidelines, such as personal services, gyms, spas,  or businesses that voluntarily closed or partially closed to promote social distancing measures, in accordance with state and local guidance. 

Businesses with an average monthly revenue/income loss greater than 50% due to COVID-19.

Businesses that have been open for at least two years. 

Businesses that did not receive any other federally subsidized disaster assistance such as the Small Business Administration programs (PPP and EIDL), the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and state programs. 

Businesses with a storefront location.

Businesses located or operating in the unincorporated area of Tooele County.

Applications will open on Sept. 8, 2020 at 9 a.m. and close on Sept. 18, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Details and application forms are available on the county’s website,

The Tooele County Chamber of Commerce and the Tooele County Small Business Development Center can assist businesses in filling out grant applications.

At the Chamber, contact Jared Hamner at 435-882-0690. At the SBDC ,contact Jess Clifford at 435-248-1892.


Tim Gillie

Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tim has been writing for the Transcript Bulletin since October 2017. In February 2019 he was named as editor. In addition to being editor, Tim continues to write about Tooele County government, education, business, real estate, housing, politics and the state Legislature.A native of Washington state and a graduate of Central Washington University, Tim became a journalist after a 20 year career with the Boy Scouts of America.

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