Five County Association of Governments has launched an Emergency Small Business Grant Program in response to COVID-19. The goal of the program is to assist small businesses located in Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington County (Excluding St. George City) that have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak. Funding for the program is provided through the Utah State Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The CDBG program received additional funding to address COVID-19 through the recently passed CARES Act. Eligible businesses in Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington County may apply for $5,000.
Grant funds shall be utilized by businesses who are open or plan to reopen in compliance with State and County Health Orders. These funds are made available by an award from the CARES Act to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program which requires beneficiaries to meet a Low to Moderate Income (LMI) standard.
*Businesses with five or less employees including the owner only need to qualify the owner. Businesses with more than five employees need to qualify the employees.