As part of our effort to help you during this difficult time, Artspace is gathering resources for those whose work has been negatively affected by COVID-19. This page is intended for our commercial tenants and will be updated as additional resources become available. We hope you are staying healthy, following CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing and following all recommended healthy practices for workplaces

WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

  • Payment Plans: If you have been financially affected by COVID-19 and need to work out a payment arrangement for rent, please complete pdfthis application and return to .
    APPLY FOR RENT DEFERMENT
  • Navigating Resources: If you need any assistance navigating any of the below resources, please reach out and we will do our best to assist you or connect you with someone who can.
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  • Marketing and Promotion Assistance: Is your small business or nonprofit still operating -- even if it looks different than it did a month ago? Let us know! We will highlight your work on our social media, website and (as applicable) to our tenants. We know you are strapped for time, so you are welcome to link to any information you have already posted online about your new business strategy. 
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RESOURCES

  • COMMUNITY PARTNERS GRANT PROGRAM
    The Community Partners Grant Program has been created to scale capacity for nonprofit organizations using their expertise to provide solutions to issues like housing and homelessness compounded by COVID-19. With these grants, organizations with established community relationships will be equipped with the resources to help Salt Lake County residents, students, employees, and businesses thrive. 
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  • RENT ASSISTANCE GRANTS
    The Utah Department of Workforce Services announced that grants of up to $2,000 for rent and utilities are available for renters receiving unemployment benefits. Find out more on this change and ways to contact the Utah DWS here.
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  • L3HARRIS SOCIAL IMPACT COMPETITIVE GRANT PROGRAM
    The L3Harris Social Impact Competitive Grant program will provide $500K in grants ($25K each) to nonprofit organizations that offer secular social services and have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The Foundation is accepting applications until August 26, 2020.
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  • COVID-19 IMPACTED BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM
    This $25 million initiative provides grants to businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To qualify for this “Shop In Utah” grant, businesses must offer a discount or other offer with an estimated value to consumers of at least 50% of the grant amount. GOED must award at least 75% of grant funds to Utah small businesses (companies with 250 or fewer full-time employees).
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  • COVID-19 PPE SUPPORT PROGRAM
    This $5 million initiative, called “Safe In Utah,” provides grants to businesses to improve workplace safety for workers and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic through measures such as PPE purchases, workplace redesigns, signage, and technology solutions that allow for distance working. The grants are capped per business at the lower amount of 1) $100 per full-time equivalent employee, or 2) the actual expenses a company incurs in taking these health and safety measures. GOED must award at least 75% of grant funds to small businesses.
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  • SMALL BUSINESS IMPACT GRANT

    APPLICATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED (as of 7/9/2020). The Small Business Impact Grant (SBIG) is a COVID-19 relief program for small businesses in Salt Lake County funded with $40 million. Grants will be awarded through one-time payments up to $35,000 to eligible businesses that apply for funding. Applications opens here at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Completed applications from eligible businesses will be processed in the order they are received. The application will be open until funds are exhausted.
    LEARN MORE & APPLY

  • LOAN FORGIVENESS FOR PPP LOAN
    The application is now out to apply for loan forgiveness for those who received a PPP loan. You can apply for forgiveness eight weeks after you receive the loan. Apply for forgiveness with your lender and provide the required documentation outlined in the application linked below. The National Development Council is hosting a free webinar to help with the application on May 28 at 1 PM EDT. Learn more here.
    LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION
  • ECONOMIC RESOURCE FINDER
    To help Utah companies identify available resources to meet their needs, the Utah Economic Response Task Force has created a tool that determines the best federal, state, and local resources for your business.
    CHECK FOR RESOURCES

  • COVID-19 COMMERCIAL RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANT
    The COVID-19 Commercial Rental Assistance Program includes $40 million in commercial property rental assistance. GOED will administer the grants providing rental relief to Utah small businesses — including nonprofits, sole proprietors, independent contractors and those that are self-employed — that have lost revenue as a result of measures taken to minimize the public’s exposure to COVID-19. The application opens on May 11, 2020 at 9 AM, The application process will remain open until all grant funds are used.
    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GRANT
  • PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP)
    APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL AUGUST 8. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for organizations to keep their workers on the payroll. Loans can be up to 2.5 x the borrower’s average monthly payroll costs, not to exceed $10 million. The loan will be forgiven if employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. This loan is available to small businesses, nonprofits, independent contractors and self-employed individuals. You can apply directly with participating banks. If you submitted your PPP application prior to April 3, the application has changed and you may need to resubmit. Please check with your lender.

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    LIST OF PARTICIPATING BANKS
    LIST OF PARTICIPATING CREDIT UNIONS
  • SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN
    APPLICATION STILL OPEN (as of 7/9/2020). Emergency Economic Injury Grants provide an emergency advance of up to $10,000 to businesses and non-profits harmed by COVID-19 that have applied for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). The grant funds will not have to be paid back. The rest of the EIDL, which provides working capital loans of up to $2 million, is not forgivable but can be more flexible than PPP in the types of expenses it covers. This loan is available to small businesses and nonprofits. 
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  • UTAH SMALL BUSINESS BRIDGE LOAN
    The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development is offering a bridge loan to Utah-based small businesses with 50 or fewer employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Loan amounts range from $5,000 to $20,000 with 0% interest for up to 60-months. Loan amounts shall not exceed three months of demonstrated operating expenses and are deferred for 12 months. Rount two of the Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan program is now open for both Utah for-profit and 501(c)3 nonproftit organizations, from April 13 at 8 AM to April 16 at noon (MDT). Begin the process by completing the eligibility application.
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  • BUSINESS FOR ALL
    The current COVID-19 crisis has been a game changer for small businesses. To ensure Business for All, Hello Alice with the support of Verizon, Silicon Valley Bank, Ebay, and others is offering $10,000 emergency grants, being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by this pandemic. If your business has been severely impacted by COVID-19, please complete the full COVID19 Business for All Grant application to apply for immediate support in the form of $10,000 grants.
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  • SALT LAKE CITY
    Salt Lake City has created a list of resources for small businesses. Of note, you will find information on financial assistance, including links to national private loan/grant opportunities, free advising and webinars from business experts, information for unemployed, reduced hours or furloughed workers, unemployment insurance information for employers, and more.
    CHECK OUT THESE RESOURCES
  • ARTISTS AND ART ORGANIZATIONS
    The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is compiling a list of resources specific to the cultural sector. Please check their website for the most up-to-date information that applies to you.
    CHECK OUT THE RESOURCES
  • Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.
    LEARN MORE AND APPLY

  • UTAH ARTS AND MUSEUMS COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND
    The Utah Division of Arts & Museums has emergency funding available for Utah-based individual artists/creative workers and Utah-based nonprofit arts organizations. If you are not an arts organization, you may still be eligible for emergency funding from a sister agency.
    LEARN MORE AND APPLY

  • NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS CARES ACT GRANTS
    The National Endowment for the Arts will award funds to nonprofit arts organizations across the country to help these entities and their employees endure the economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19. As part of this important investment, the Arts Endowment has designed a plan to expedite the distribution of critical funds to the national, regional, state, and local levels to help retain as many jobs as possible, as quickly as possible. These funds are intended to help save jobs in the arts sector and keep the doors open to the thousands of organizations that add value to America’s economy and the creative life of our communities. The grant opens April 22, but applicants are encouraged to prepare their applications in advance. 
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  • CERF+ COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
    This fund was created to support those artists who are suffering severe health impacts from the coronavirus.
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  • FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS EMERGENCY GRANTS
    Foundation for Contemporary Arts announces the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund, which will provide relief grants to artists facing loss of income as a result of canceled performances or exhibitions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS
    Unemployment benefits are being extended to include most individuals (source) and provide an emergency increase in traditional unemployment insurance benefits of $600 per week through July 31, 2020. If you are questioning whether you qualify for unemployment benefits, you are encouraged to apply. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is expected to be available this week for gig workers, independent contractors, freelancers, and self-employed individuals who are ineligble for traditional unemployment. As this program has never been administer, the application process is being developed and updates can be found here and here.
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    The Department of Workforce Services has additional information regarding unemployment insurance, temporary layoffs, recruitment support, One Utah Child Care, Food Assistance, and additional resources.
    CHECK OUT THESE RESOURCES
  • SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF INITIATIVE
    GoFundMe launched the Small Business Relief Initiative to support those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Small Business Relief Initiative will supply financial assistance and support to businesses across the country by providing fundraising tools and grants to help during the crisis.
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  • SBA EXPRESS BRIDGE LOANS

    Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loan or used to bridge the gap while applying for other assistance.
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  • DEADLINE PASSED: RED BACKPACK FUND FOR FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS
    1,000 female entrepreneurs, majority women-owned businesses, and nonprofits in the United States will receive a $5,000 grant, totaling $5 million in funding from The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation. Funds go toward majority women-owned small businesses’ immediate needs in the face of coronavirus, as well as supporting their long-term recovery once the crisis has passed. Apply by April 12.
    APPLY ONLINE AND LEARN MORE

IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL HELP…

  • Salt Lake County has a Business Relief Hotline available for all Salt Lake County businesses that need guidance on resources and information available related to COVID-19 relief. Call 385-468-4011 anytime Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are unable to call, you can email questions.
    Email the COVID-19 Salt Lake County Business Relief Hotline
  • The SBA Utah District Office has partnered with the Governor's Economic Recovery Task Force and World Trade Center Utah to establish a Rapid Response Team (RRT), to help level the economic impact of COVID-19 by increasing the number of Utah businesses using federal resources. The new Rapid Response Team was formed to respond more quickly to the high volume of inquiries regarding SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) Loans. RRT members will help SBA respond to general inquiries regarding the EIDL and PPP programs, helping ensure Utah small business owners understand and utilize federal programs designed to help them during the COVID-19 Pandemic. There are three ways to submit inquiries to the SBA and Rapid Response Team:
    • SBA Utah Email: 
    • SBA Utah Phone: (801) 524-3209
    • RTT: Submit an inquiry here, or visit coronavirus.utah.gov/business (click Federal Resources, then click Submit Inquiry)