Ogden City
BIC (Business Information Center)

Ogden CARES (Coronavirus Relief Fund Business Grant Program)
CLOSED  Deadline  8/16/2020
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The Ogden City CARES Business Grant Program  (the “Ogden CARES Program”) is offered pursuant to funding received by Ogden City (the “City”), through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). Funding will be made available to a limited number of small businesses, as defined by the SBA size standards.

Who may apply:

  • For-profit businesses and non-profit organizations located within the boundaries of Ogden City ("Applicants")

Grant Fund Use:

  1. Grants will cover the Applicant's shortfall of funding (e.g., business revenue, and other federal, or state financial assistance) to cover necessary expenses.  The shortfall must be due to COVID-19, and have occurred from March 1, 2020 until the grant application date ("Impact Period"). Grant funds cannot be used for future or projected shortfalls. 
    • Necessary expenses include, but are not limited to items such as rent, mortgage payments, utilities, equipment lease payments, Cost of Goods Sold ("COGS"), and payroll.

Maximum Grant Amounts:

  • Up to $200,000 for locally owned companies or companies with distinct profit-and-loss accountability at the local level.
  • Up to $100,000 for any company, regardless of ownership, with employees located in Ogden. Companies do not have localized profit-and-loss accountability and accounting rolls up to a parent corporation.
  • Up to $50,000 for sole proprietorships located in Ogden with no employees other than the owner(s).

Just for Central Business District ("CBD") retail businesses:

    • Up to $50,000 more if the Applicant is a retail, accommodation or food services (NAICS 44,45, or 72) business located in Ogden’s CBD, including sole proprietorships with no employees other than the owner(s), and needs the Grant to make physical modifications to accommodate physical distancing requirements and to cover the cost of such modifications. 

Evaluation Criteria: Due to the anticipated number of submissions and limited funding, applications will be ranked based on pre-determined priorities, including the following:

  •  Impact
    • Is the business in a key industry?
      • Key industries include advanced materials & manufacturing, aerospace & defense, IT/software, life sciences, and outdoor products.
    • What is the business’ number of employees, annual payroll, and/or average wages?
  • Need
    • Has the business experienced closure or made a modification(s) required due to COVID-19? 
    • Does the business have access to other federal, state and/or local COVID-19 financial assistance? 
    • What was COVID-19’s impact on the business’ revenue and number of employees?
  • Viability
    • How much equity, liquidity, profitability, and/or debt does the business have? 
    • Has the business reopened, or does it have a plan to reopen?

Ogden City is now accepting applications. Please continue to apply.  Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. Complete applications (including all required documentation) are reviewed in batches by our Grants & Loans Committee (GLC") based on the submission date.

If selected:

Selected applicants must be able to provide additional information and documents upon request.

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General Requirements

Applicants awarded federal funding for an Ogden City business loan must accept, follow, and comply with 2 CFR § 200.318 - General procurement standards, and all other federal obligations.
Incomplete applications with missing required documentation will neither be reviewed nor approved.
For additional information about the Ogden City Business Information Center please visit ogdenbic.com

Requirements (specific to this program)

WHO: For-profit businesses and non-profit organizations located within the boundaries of Ogden City ("Applicants"), and can isolate the COVID-19 financial impact for only their Ogden location(s).

    • For-profit businesses must possess a valid Ogden City business license unless the business is exempt from municipal licensing.
    • Non-profit organizations must be in good standing in the State of Utah as a Charitable Organization and clearly document operations/and services that are provided in Ogden City.

PURPOSE: Applicants must need immediate financial relief because they are a business or non-profit impacted by COVID-19, for at least one (1) of the following two (2) reasons:

    1. Experience a shortfall of funding (including from other Emergency federal, state, or local programs) to cover necessary expenses from March 1, 2020 until the grant application date ("Impact Period"), and must provide reasonable documentation to demonstrate the shortfall.
    2. And/or, is a retail, accommodation, or food services (NAICS 44, 45, or 72) Ogden Central Business District business which needs the grant to make physical modifications to accommodate physical distancing requirements.
      • If construction is involved, applicants may not incur any related expenses or amounts due, until construction project information is submitted to Ogden CARES, and Ogden CARES makes a determination. Failure to receive pre-approval for construction may result in the application being denied.


  1. If awarded a Grant, must comply with all current and future federal and state legislative requirements (cumulatively, “Legislative Requirements”) regarding the spending and reporting of the Use of Funds, or any other matters related to the Coronavirus Relief Fund
  2. Must be current on property taxes and have no legal actions against or from the City, county, state, or federal government.
  3. If awarded a grant, must be able to document and report on funds for at least five (5) years after funds are received.

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Eligible Applicants: For-profit businesses and non-profit organizations located within the boundaries of Ogden City ("Applicants") that can provide financial documents for their Ogden location, that have a shortfall of funding to cover necessary expenses as a result of COVID-19.

Help Us Help You:

  • Provide all required documentation
    • If you are unable to provide a required document, provide a reasonable explanation of why the document is not available.
  • Provide shortfall evidence (any needed documentation & explanations) to easily enable Ogden CARES to see a shortfall of funding for necessary expenses from March 1, 2020, until the grant application date ("Impact Period") for Ogden locations only. 


      • Cash In (income/revenue) - Cash Out (Expenses, COGS, & monthly debt) = Less than Zero AND shortfall amount exceeds other COVID-19 financial assistance
  • CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT ("CBD") BUSINESSES in Retail, Accommodation, and Food Services (NAICS 44,45,72) that need the grant to cover the costs of physical modifications to accommodate social distancing requirements of COVID-19 must:
    • Clearly describe the needed physical modifications
    • Provide bids, quotes, and (if already expended) invoices & receipts

Ogden City is now accepting applications. 

  • Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. 
  • Grants & Loans Committee (GLC") will review requests based on the submission date of the complete applications. 
    • An application is not complete until all required documentation is provided.

If selected:

Selected applicants must be able to provide additional information and documents upon request.


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Name of Business
Amount Requested
Amount requested cannot exceed the shortfall of available funding for necessary expenses from 3/1/2020 until grant application date.
(ONLY Central Business District Businesses NAICS 44,45, or 72) Amount for Physical Required Modifications
Up to $50,000 for the reasonable costs required to make physical modifications to accommodate social distancing requirements.

Applicant Information

First Name
Last Name
Organization Information
(changes to this data will be reflected on all other applications for this organization)
Business Legal Name
Address 1
Address 2
ZIP+4/Postal Code
Fax (optional)
Website (optional)
EIN (XX-XXXXXXX) not being used
Secondary Owner or Repeat Primary Owner Information  
First Name
Last Name

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