Salt Lake City

Department of Economic Development

Phone: (801) 535-7200 | Email:

Community Grant Program


In March 2021, the U.S. Government passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The ARPA was passed to support the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency. The ARPA provides funds to respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to small businesses, nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality.

Salt Lake City’s Community Grant Program was created to provide limited, one-time financial assistance to eligible small businesses, artists, artisans, creative workers, and nonprofits (as individual businesses) in Salt Lake City that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or related shutdowns. The Community Grant Program is funded through ARPA, and run by the Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development. Grants are intended to help the economic health and welfare of the City.

Applications for the Community Grant Program are now CLOSED

We have already gone through the application review process and will be distributing funding over the coming months. It is a one-time program with federal monies so it will not be opened on an annual basis.

Are there other funding opportunities available?


Visit our front page for more local, regional & state resources for businesses, or contact the Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development.

For Artists/Artisans:

Visit Salt Lake City Arts Council to see potential grant opportunities for arts/culture organizations and individual artists.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) or Salt Lake City’s Community Grant Program, please contact:

Todd Andersen: ARPA Project Coordinator, SLC Department of Economic Development

(385) 258-4582