On July 6, 2020, Weber County opened the application period to the WeberCARES Grant to offer relief to local businesses financially impacted by the pandemic.
“The federal government has outlined these funds are grants, not loans, meaning they don’t need to be repaid” explained Weber County Treasurer John Bond. Since its opening, over 400 applications have been received. The county partnered with 13 cities to put together millions of dollars received from the U.S. Treasury in CARES ACT funding for this program in order to strengthen the health of the economy. Businesses are eligible to receive up to $35,000 in relief funds. “The WeberCares Grant is a streamlined, easy-to-use program that puts dollars directly into the hands of the businesses that power and employ our community,” said Jim Harvey, County Commissioner.
Businesses must be located in Weber County and open for business at the time of grant application. The business must also be free and clear of any Weber County, state, or federal tax liens. The owner needs to be 18 years old or older and have a valid employer identification number or social security number.
Applications will be accepted until all funds are exhausted. Businesses who have applied for grant funding will be notified the first week in August. We anticipate funds will be distributed one week later. Businesses located in Ogden City or Harrisville City are not eligible to apply for the WeberCARES program, as those cities have chosen to facilitate their own programs. Please visit ogdencares.com or contact Harrisville City at 801-782-4100 for their programs.
“As a Weber County business owner, I understand first-hand the stresses our businesses face,” said Commissioner Gage Froerer, “the WeberCares grant means you don’t have to face them alone. We are confident we have built a program that will provide relief as we innovate through this challenging time together.”