Salt Lake City

Department of Economic Development

Phone: (801) 535-7200 | Email:

Community Grants Program – First Round of Funding Launches September 1st

This week, the Department of Economic Development will begin accepting applications for the Community Grant Program, a grant initiative that will inject funds into the economy through grants to small businesses, local artists/artisans, and non-profits.The funding for this program comes from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which was signed into law on March 11, 2021.

The process by which Salt Lake City determined the use for these funds included a community input process, utilizing surveys, public comments in meetings, and suggestions from the community.

Small Businesses, artists, artisans, and creatives can apply for grants up to $50,000. Interested nonprofits that offer COVID-19 Impact recovery programming for artists or the small business community may apply for up to $100,000 in funding.

Additional information about funding can be found at the Department of Economic Development website for small businesses and business/artist assistance organizations. The application portal will be open for 30 days, starting on September 1, 2022, and closing on September 30, 2022. Prospective applicants will have a second opportunity to apply for funding during the second phase of the SLC Community Grant Program in later months. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

Todd Andersen, SLC ARPA Program Coordinator, (385) 258-4582.

If you need assistance in Spanish, please contact:

Cathie Rigby, SLC ARPA Program Manager,, (801) 940-9010. 

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