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Salt Lake City Accepting Applications for CARES Act COVID-19 related Federal Grant Programs

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City is now accepting applications from local entities for additional, one-time COVID-19 relief funding to help with a range of community development needs, including emergency housing assistance, basic needs for low-income residents, and non-profit and small business assistance. The emphasis for this funding is on Mayor Mendenhall’s objective to ensure that recovery, revitalization, and preparation for future waves of the disease are equitable

This CARES Act funding is administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is designated to support national and local program requirements as well as prepare for, respond to, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are currently being accepted for additional funding from the following HUD COVID-19 grant programs:

  • Community Development Block Grant-COVID (CDBG-CV). The program’s primary objective is to promote the development of viable urban communities by providing affordable housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities for persons of low- and moderate-income.
  • Emergency Solutions Grant-COVID (ESG-CV). The ESG program’s primary objective is to assist individuals and families regain housing stability after experiencing a housing or homelessness crisis.
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons With HIV/AIDS-COVID (HOPWA-CV). The program’s primary objective is to provide housing assistance and related supportive services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Information about eligible efforts and the application process can be found online at An optional application training session for applicants will be held via WebEx virtual meetings on Nov. 6, 2020 at 11 a.m. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

For questions about Salt Lake City’s CARES Act HUD-COVID federal grant programs, contact Tony Milner at 801-535-6168 or email


People with disabilities may make requests for reasonable accommodation no later than 48 hours in advance in order to attend this public meeting. Accommodations may include alternate formats, interpreters, and other auxiliary aids. Salt Lake City Corporation is committed to ensuring we are accessible to all members of the public. To request ADA accommodations, contact Sarah Benj by email at or by phone at 801.535.7697. Please provide 48 hours advance notice. ADA accommodations can include alternate formats, interpreters and other auxiliary aids.


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