$250K in grants set for local businesses
A quarter of a million dollars has been made available to small businesses in San Juan County through the federal government CARES act.
The $250,000 will be dispersed to small businesses that have suffered losses due to COVID-19. The grant is being made available to registered businesses with less than 250 employees in the county.
Those applying must have an active business license in San Juan County, Blanding, Bluff or Monticello.
Grant awards will range from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on factors including business loss due to COVID-19, number of employees, and other factors.
Businesses must provide a profit loss report, a W-9, and copy of their current business license.
The grant program will begin accepting applications on August 17. Fully-completed applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Applications will be accepted until all grant funds are exhausted or the deadline of October 31, whichever comes first.
The application, sample documents, and additional resources can be found online at UtahsCanyonCountry.com/Covid-Grant.
An open house to address questions regarding the grant will take place in Blanding Wednesday, August 12 from 5-7 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the Blanding City Offices, located at 50 West 100 South.
Staff members from San Juan County Economic Development, Blanding City Economic Development, and the Small Business Development Center of USU Blanding will be present to help.
Masks are required at the meeting; disposable masks will be provided to attendees.
Further questions can be answered by the County Economic Development and Visitor Service Department. Their number is 435-587-3235.
Additional contact information can be found at UtahsCanyonCountry.com and in the advertisement on page B8.