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Dixie National Forest scenic view with distant ridgelines.
Pine Valley Road, East of Leeds, Dixie National Forest. Photo: @MoreThanJustForests
Grants and COVID-19 Funding

Grant Opportunities

There are several grant opportunities available to cities, counties and nonprofits in your area.

  • IMBA Trail Accelerator — Trail Accelerator provides professional trail planning and consultation services. Grants typically range from $5,000 to $30,000. Deadline is May 31, 2020.
  • Clif Bar Family Foundation — This grant promotes positive community change through increased outdoor activity, reducing environmental hazards and building strong communities. Available only to 501(c)(3) organizations. Deadline is June 1, 2020.

  • Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative — This grant supports and promotes the safe and responsible use of OHVs. Eligible activities include land management and conservation, trail development, restoration and signage, safety and education, and improving staging areas. Deadline is June 30, 2020.

  • Citizens' Institute on Rural Design — The program provides a grant for planning and design workshops in rural communities under 50,000 residents. Potential projects include historic preservation and adaptive reuse of buildings, developing quality affordable housing, main street redesign, promoting cultural and heritage tourism, and creating public spaces. Deadline is July 22, 2020

COVID-19 Funding Still Available

SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Congress allocated $310 billion in Round 2 of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which can cover 2.5 times your average monthly payroll, and can also be used to cover mortgages, leases and utility expenses. The amount of that loan used for payroll may be forgiven, effectively making it a grant. More than $100 billion was still available mid-week, and we encourage all who qualify to apply. More information is in the Paycheck Protection Program Loan FAQ (PDF) from the Small Business Administration

Commercial Rental Assistance Program

We previously shared information on the Commercial Rental Assistance Program, which provides rental relief to Utah small businesses that have lost revenue as a result of measures taken during the pandemic to minimize the public’s exposure to COVID-19. There is still plenty of funding available. Businesses leasing property that have been affected 50% or more for one month qualify. Information for ComRent Assistance Program is available here and GOED program details are available here (criteria, eligibility, application link).

Additional Resources
Utah Leads Together: A Plan for a Health and Economic Recovery Version 2.0
Utah's color-coded health guidance system
State of Utah Resources for Business
Utah Office of Tourism COVID-19 Industry Toolkit
The state of Utah’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control Travel Health Notices and COVID 2019 Information for Travel 
If you’re worried about whether you may have COVID-19, please call the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707.
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