Park City Municipal CARES Grant Program

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For Park City Small Businesses and Non-Profits

Park City CARES Program Grantees

In response to the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on our resort economy and our community’s well-being, Park City Municipal launched the Park City CARES Grant Program. The CARES Grant Program provided grants based upon need and compliance with the CARES Act criteria to fuel our community’s recovery efforts. Applicants were required to meet the eligibility criteria, which included demonstration of significant impact as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Monday, October 26: Applications opened
  • Monday, November 9: Applications closed
  • Thursday, November 12: MAG preliminary scoring
  • Friday, November 13: PCMC final scoring and authorization of grant recipients and amounts
  • Friday, November 20: Checks cut/hand-delivered


The eligibility requirement to document a financial loss for both non-profits and for-profit businesses has been removed.

  1. Organizations licensed in Park City on or before March 1, 2020 will be given priority consideration. Businesses that do not have a license must acquire a business license before any awards will be issued.
  2. Organizations must have 60 full-time employees or less as of March 1, 2020.
  3. Organizations must be physically located in Park City Municipal City Limits (84060). Non-profits may be located in 84060 or 84098, but will need to document what percentage of the services provided are delivered to clients living in Park City Limits.
  4. Organizations must demonstrate a significant negative impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. Organizations must be open or plan to reopen, as of November 20, 2020.
  6. Business owners/organization directors must be 18 years or older and have a valid EIN or Social Security Number if a Sole Proprietor.
  7. Organizations must be able to spend the entire grant award by November 30, 2020, per U.S. Department of the Treasury requirements. Park City Municipal is requesting an extension of this deadline to December 30, 2020 and will notify grantees as soon as possible
  8. Organizations must have the ability to document and report on the use of funds.
  9. Organizations must be willing to enter into a contract with Park City or their designee to receive the money.

Duplication of Benefits*

Organizations may not receive federally-subsidized disaster assistance that duplicates any part of their disaster loss covered by insurance or another source, such as the Small Business Administration (SBA) programs (PPP and EIDL), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) and state programs (Commercial Rental Assistance).

Applicants for the Park City CARES Grant Program must disclose any funds applied for or received from these sources or other federal and state assistance programs.

It is the City’s sole discretion to determine if funds received from any of these sources constitute a duplication of benefits. If duplication of benefits determination is made after the funds have been disbursed, the amount of funds that were determined to be duplicative must be repaid.

Eligible Use of Funds*

Grant money may be used for operating expenses related to COVID-19 including payroll, rent or mortgage, utilities, insurance, and inventory. Grant money may also be used for additional COVID-related expenses including:

  1. Location modifications to promote social distancing and employee and customer safety (including signage, hand sanitization, and barriers);
  2. Conducting business operations remotely;
  3. Personal protective equipment (including masks and gloves);
  4. Sanitization supplies and disinfectants;
  5. Temporary structures (including tents and outdoor heaters); and
  6. Other expenses that are business-related and would not have been necessary if not for the COVID19 pandemic.

*For detailed information on CARES spending regulation from the U.S. Treasury, please visit the 2020 Guidance for State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Governments, or the U.S. Treasury's Frequently Asked Questions page.

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