Midvale City Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Midvale City Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
For 111 years, Midvale residents and businesses stood together, no matter what the challenge.
Together, we will get through this too.
Our businesses are a critical part of our community. Your continued existence is an essential element in the City’s sustainability and recovery. As such, we want to share information with you to assist during and after the current COVID-19 situation. This information will be updated as additional resources and/or information becomes available. If you have any questions or need any assistance, feel free to contact our Economic Development Director, Chris Butte, at (801) 567-7246 or [email protected].
There are loans availalbe, at both the state and federal levels, to help Utah small busineses with less than 500 employees. You can apply for these loans starting on April 3, 2020.
While Midvale City strives to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, we highly recommend businesses located in Salt Lake County contact the Salt Lake County Business Relief Hotline. This FREE critical service connects callers to local, dedicated caseworkers who possess the most up-to-date information that can be overwhelming to process for many business owners. We are very grateful to our partners at Salt Lake County for offering this valuable service. (More details below)
Salt Lake County Regional Development
The Salt Lake County COVID-19 Economic Impact & Recovery Team has launched a FREE Business Relief Hotline for all Salt Lake County-based businesses to access and receive immediate resource guidance, as well provide a live outlet to ask questions.
The Business Relief Hotline can be reached at 385-468-4011 and can be called Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Those unable to call can also reach out to [email protected] with questions, which will provide replies as soon as possible. Further supplemental information and FAQs can also be found here.
State of Utah
Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan Program
The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development is offering a Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan Program to Utah-based small businesses with 50 or fewer employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Loan amounts range from $5,000 to $20,000 with 0% interest for up to a 60-month period. Loan amounts shall not exceed three months of demonstrated operating expenses. Loan payments are deferred for 12 months. GOED will use up to 25% of the funding for rural Utah businesses.
The Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan program uses about $8 million in repurposed state economic development funds to provide gap funding to Utah’s small businesses. The Utah Department of Workforce Services has also contributed $500,000 to the bridge loan program.
- Businesses must be established and licensed before January 1, 2020, and in good standing with the Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code (will be verified here).
- Applicants must have employees on their payroll for whom they have had payroll taxes withheld (i.e., W-2 employees).
- Applicants must provide six months proforma of estimated lost revenue or other documented loss evidence.
- No collateral requirements.
- Eligible loan uses include working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of operations.
- Receiving other forms of emergency funding will not disqualify an applicant from receiving loan funds through this program. Still, companies must disclose if they have applied for emergency funding from other sources.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Save Small Business Fund (Employing 3-20 people)
This grantmaking initiative offers short-term relief for small business owners struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as possible, on a first-come, first-served basis.
To qualify, a business must:
- Employ between 3 and 20 people
- Be located in an economically vulnerable community
- Have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic
A short application will go live on the Save Small Business website on April 20, 2020, at 11 a.m. (MDT). The application takes about 10 minutes to complete. Applicants will need to provide their business’s W-9 form.
Grants are awarded weekly, but you only need to apply one time to be eligible for funding. Even if you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, please share this information with others.
The more Utah small businesses that apply, the better for our communities.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non- profits and other employers. Review the Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act which provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.
We have listed some of thesee programs below. But, we recommend you visit the Small Business Administration website for the most up to date information. Or visit
Struggling to get started? The following questions might help point you in the right direction. Do you need:
- Capital to cover the cost of retaining employees? Then the Paycheck Protection Program might be right for you.
- A quick infusion of a smaller amount of cash to cover you right now? You might want to look into an Emergency Economic Injury Grant.
- To ease your fears about keeping up with payments on your current or potential SBA loan? The Small Business Debt Relief Program could help.
- Just some quality, free counseling to help you navigate this uncertain economic time? The SBA resource partners might be your best bet. You can also contact the Salt Lake County Business Relief Hotline to talk to a real person about real (up-to-date) resources, 385-468-4011.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
In partnership with Utah’s congressional delegation, the state emergency management division and the Utah governor’s office, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced that businesses in all 29 Utah counties are eligible to apply for low-interest loans through the Small Business Administration. Visit the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development website for more information. And review The Three Step Process: Disaster Loans.
In addtion, the U.S. Small Business Administration has a Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources website that includes information about the following financial assistance programs.
Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.
Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.
Under this program:
- Eligible recipients may qualify for a loan up to $10 million determined by 8 weeks of prior average payroll plus an additional 25% of that amount.
- Loan payments will be deferred for six months.
- If you maintain your workforce, SBA will forgive the portion of the loan proceeds that are used to cover the first 8 weeks of payroll and certain other expenses following loan origination.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance
To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.
SBA Debt Relief
The SBA Debt Relief program will provide a reprieve to small businesses as they overcome the challenges created by this health crisis.
Under this program:
- The SBA will also pay the principal and interest of new 7(a) loans issued prior to September 27, 2020.
- The SBA will pay the principal and interest of current 7(a) loans for a period of six months.
Facebook has established a Small Business Grants Program to assist businesses in addressing the impacts of COVID-19. These grants will include both cash grants and ad credits.ype the text here
Main Street Business Lending Program
A new initiative announced by the Federal Reserve, will complement efforts by the SBA and further support lending to eligible small and medium-sized businesses. The program is aimed at supplying relatively low-interest loans to companies with as many as 10,000 employees. Unlike many of the other coronavirus relief efforts for small businesses, these programs are not connected to the Small Business Administration. The Program will operate through two facilities: the Main Street New Loan Facility (MSNLF) and the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility (MSELF).
Despite the favorable terms, these are still loans, so they require thoughtful consideration before you apply.
COVID-19 Commercial Rental Assistance Program Grant
$40 million in CARES Act Funds
As of May 6, 2020
The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) will administer the grants providing rental relief to Utah small businesses — including nonprofits, sole proprietors, independent contractors and those that are self-employed — that have lost revenue as a result of measures taken to minimize the public’s exposure to COVID-19.
To be eligible for the Commercial Rental Assistance Program, applicants must:
Social distancing measures are an important weapon to fight the spread of this virus. Therefore, Midvale City Hall, Public Works and the Justice Court are closed to the public. City employees will continue delivering essential services to our community via telephone, email and online services. Public Works crews continue to provide essential services and are on call for after hours emergencies.
Employees will be available via telephone and email as follows:
Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Fridays
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Fridays.
Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Fridays.
*If you have a Public Works emergency after hours please
call 801-567-7235 and press 0.
Services Available Online
- Anyone needing to serve a claim must make an appointment by calling the front desk at 801-567-7200.
o Note: Payments can also be made over the phone by calling 801-567-7200 and choose option #1 (we are currently waiving the $3.00 fee to pay by phone). You can also drop your payment off in the Drop Box that is located in front of City Hall.
- Open or Close Utility Service
- Lifeline Reduced Utility Rates (for qualified residents)
- Questions for the Finance Department? The fastest way to receive a response is to send an email to [email protected]
- Business License Renewal
- Report a Code Enforcement Violation
- Building Permit Application
- Building Inspection Application
- Development Applications
- Road Cut/Excavation Permit Application
- Right-of-Way Occupancy Permit Application
- Macrocell/Nonpermitted Utility Pole Permit Application
- Expungement Forms
- Small Claims Forms
- Traffic School Payments (Call the Court at 801-255-4234 or email [email protected] to ensure your qualify for Traffic School first.)
Midvale City Responds
On March 13, Mayor Hale declared a local emergency. The declaration will be ongoing for 30 days unless an extension is authorized by the Midvale City Council by resolution. During the term, residential and commercial water service will not be disconnected for non-payment of Midvale City Utility Bills. The city is not providing the services for free, so bills will continue to accrue even if they’re not being paid.
In order to assist local restaurants in continuing to serve customers, Mayor Hale has issued a directive lifting restrictions on Midvale City’s temporary sign ordinance for businesses. This will provide businesses an opportunity to advertise adjustments to their services on signs in the public right-of-way. And businesses wishing to display a temporary sign will not need to apply for a permit until further notice “If this temporary measure leads a business to attract more customers, then it was worth it to support our local small business owners," Mayor Hale said. "The more we can do now, the easier it will be for our businesses to recover.” Temporary signs that block visibility at driveways or intersections, or that create a safety hazard of any kind, are still prohibited.
Midvale City implemented a “Keep Calm and Carry Out” social media campaign aimed at encouraging residents to continue to patronize local restaurants using takeout and delivery options, while safely following the Salt Lake County Health Department guidelines.