Ogden CARES Business Grants
The second round of the Ogden CARES Grant Program is now open.
Please review the program guidelines (provided below and available for download).
Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 4, 2020.
Overview: The Ogden CARES grant program provides grants to assist businesses and non-profit organizations that have been negatively affected and suffered economic hardship due to business interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program is funded by the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund, which was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Key Dates: The second round of Ogden CARES will launch on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. The application period will CLOSE at 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Award determinations will NOT be made until after the application period closes.
Eligibility: The following entities are eligible to apply for Ogden CARES grants:
- For-profit entities within Ogden City (see map)
- Non-profit organizations within Weber County (see map)
- Grants to non-profit organizations have been made possible thanks to a partnership between Ogden City and Weber County
Funding: Ogden CARES grants will be awarded until all available funds have been exhausted.
Grant Amounts: Estimated award amounts for each grant category are listed below. Actual grant amounts will be determined based on available funding and underwriting criteria. Please note, the Health Order Award can be made in addition to the Economic Support and Shortfall Reimbursement awards, for businesses that qualify.
- Health Order Award: Up to $10,000 for businesses required to close or limit operations due to state or local public health orders related to COVID-19; available to businesses of any size.
- Economic Support Award: $5,000 to $35,000 for businesses with up to $1,500,000 in annual revenue.
- Shortfall Reimbursement Award: $35,000 to $190,000 for businesses with more than $1,500,000 in annual revenue.
Additional Eligibility Criteria:
- Business experienced a negative impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Business must have a physical location in Ogden City OR non-profit organization must have a physical location in Weber County.
- Business must be open as of date of grant application.
- Business must be free and clear of any Weber County, Ogden City, state or federal tax liens or judgments.
- Business owner must be 18 years or older and have a valid employer identification number (EIN) or if sole proprietor, social security number.
- Business must supply documentation to support the grant application.
- Business must be current with all local, state, and federal tax obligations.
- Business must have a minimum annual revenue of $10,000.
Underwriting Criteria: In reviewing applications and making awards, Ogden City’s Grants & Loan Committee (GLC) will consider criteria that include, but are not limited to:
- Business Impact
- If for-profit entity, business revenue generation
- If non-profit organization, public revenue generation and/or cost reductions due to services rendered
- Number of employees
- Targeted industries, as defined by Ogden City’s Business Development Division
- Targeted development areas: Central Business District, Ogden Business Exchange, Business Depot Ogden, Airport
- Business Need
- Business Viability