Jeffrey D. Allred, KSL

Salt Lake County issuing new round of small business grants to help survive pandemic

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SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County small businesses still struggling due to the effects of the coronavirus shutdown have another chance to receive sorely needed financial aid to keep their operations going.

Officials announced Tuesday a second round of its Small Business Impact Grant program, which targeted local businesses closed by COVID-19’s public health orders. This latest round is aimed at reaching small businesses overlooked in the rush of initial federal relief efforts.

“The purpose of the grant program from the very beginning (was) to help these businesses that are slipping through the cracks and have not been supported or helped or found the financial aid they need through either the Paycheck Protection Program or the Economic Injury Disaster Relief program,“ said Dina Blaes, director of Salt Lake County’s Office of Regional Development. “That remains our commitment, to help those smaller businesses. We also wanted to provide direct support to businesses that had been directly impacted by the health department and the health orders that were issued.”

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