In 2020, Ogden City developed and managed the Ogden CARES grant program to assist businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by COVID-19. Ogden CARES granted nearly $11.3 million to these businesses and nonprofits to assist with necessary operating expenses. Program outcomes are summarized below.
The Ogden CARES grant program is now closed, but other resources remain available. Fore more information, please visit Ogden City's COVID-19 Economic Recovery Hub. Specific information about Ogden City's business loan programs is available on the BIC webpage.
Ogden CARES was funded by the federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). CRF could only fund “necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19).” Ogden CARES was funded by CRF allocated to both Ogden City and Weber County, thanks to a partnership between the city and county.