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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 10, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Utah, we recommend that you visit the state’s COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Businesses or the COVID-19 Community Resource List

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Description of Program and Relief

Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) Grants

BEAR Grants are administered by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) to be used for economic development projects within Utah counties. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GOED is, at the counties’ discretion, allowing existing BEAR grant recipients to repurpose funds to be used for utilities, rent, payroll, payroll taxes, or employee health benefits.

Government or Lead Agency

Utah’s Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Dates Available

Effective immediately

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Available for existing BEAR Grant recipients.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

For more information, please email

List of Additional Information

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