Flood Relief Emergency Grant Program (2022)
If your business still seeks flood recovery assistance, please fill out this U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Worksheet. Completion of this worksheet may allow your business to access low-interest recovery loans offered by the SBA. Submit any completed worksheets to the Economic Development Department at 84 N 100 E or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications Open September 1-18, 2022
Following the August 20, 2022 flooding of Mill Creek, the Grand County Commission approved a new emergency grant program to address significant business impacts. Read on to learn more and apply. To review the grant program as approved by the Grand County Commission, click here.
Who is eligible?
To apply for this grant, an organization must...
1) be a for- or non-profit business or a sole proprietor
2) have its place of business registered within Grand County prior to August 20, 2022
3) have been damaged/affected specifically by the flooding of Mill Creek
How much can an organization be awarded?
If an applicant is deemed eligible for this grant, they may be funded up to $5,000 OR up to 20% of the organization’s assessed damage, whichever is greater. Awards shall not exceed $20,000.
For example, if an organization's assessed damages total $8,000, the organization would be eligible to win a $5,000 award as that sum is greater than 20% of $8,000 (which is $1,600). If an organization's assessed damages total $70,000, the organization would be eligible to win a $14,000 award as that sum is 20% of $70,000 (which is greater than $5,000). If an organization's assessed damages total $120,000, the organization would be eligible to win $20,000 as that is the maximum award allowed.
What can grant funds be used for?
1) Direct clean-up costs
2) Renovations, construction costs, and other basic responses to flooding damages
3) Machinery and/or equipment replacement(s)
What is required to apply?
1) A complete grant application
Once you have completed your online application, Grand County Economic Development will email you a copy to print and sign or e-sign. Once you have done this, return the complete and signed application to Grand County Economic Development by sending it to email@example.com or by dropping it off at our office, 84 N 100 E.
2) A 10% funding match
To meet the required match, organizations can use dedicated labor in support of flood damage recovery efforts (valued at the hourly wage of the associated worker or workers); materials and supplies purchased in direct response to flood damage and/or recovery efforts; services procured in direct response to flood damage and/or recovery efforts; and, volunteer hours or donated labor.
Relevant match expenses as well as paid or volunteer labor that has already been completed can be used as a match if the organization can provide documented proof that the work has been accomplished in direct response to the flood damage.
3) Awardees will be required to provide a grant report to Grand County within three months of receiving their funds
How will grants be evaluated and disbursed?
Grant applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. The evaluation committee will consist of: one Grand County Commissioner, one Moab City Councilmember, one Moab Area Chamber of Commerce representative, one Moab Area Travel Council Advisory Board member, and one Grand County Economic Development Advisory Board member.
Grants will be disbursed on a 50/50 basis: 50% of funds will be provided initially, while the remaining 50% will be provided once the awardee has spent the initial 50% and has completed their grant report.