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Apply for the SLC Community Grant and Attend Our Member Feedback With Your Questions


The Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development's Community Grant Program is now open and accepting applications until September 31 for two categories: "Small Business/Artists" and "Non-Profits." For those who don't know, Salt Lake City’s Community Grant Program was created to provide limited, one-time financial assistance to eligible small businesses, artists, artisans, creatives, and nonprofits (as individual businesses) in Salt Lake City that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or related shutdowns. The Community Grant Program is funded through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.


According to the grant page, applicants can apply for up to the following amounts according to their designation:

  1. Small Businesses and artists/artisans can apply for grants up to $50,000
  2. Nonprofits offering arts or small business- specific COVID-19 recovery programming can apply for grants up to $100,000

Find out more and apply today using the button below.



If you or your cultural business resides in Salt Lake City, please join us for our Member Feedback with Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development officials on Thursday, September 8 at 11 AM. Come prepared with questions or feedback you may have in regards to the Salt Lake City Community Grant application opening up on September 1. Register today using the button below.


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Apply For Go Utah's

Event Service Industry Revitalization Grant


The Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) has re-opened their Event Service Industry Revitalization Grant opportunity and is accepting applications until September 22. The Utah Legislature authorized $4,500,000 to Utah-based privately owned event equipment or service providers that primarily work off-premise, and were negatively impacted by COVID-19.


For-profit and Not-for-profit entities qualify and may apply if they meet the following:

  • Event equipment or service providers, operating primarily off-premise
  • Must have experienced at least a 30% quarterly loss in revenue (see calculation below)
  • Be registered with the Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code (if required)
  • Claim Utah as its headquarters and principal place of business
  • Must have been an active business in Utah on or before Jan. 1, 2019
  • Must not have changed ownership since Jan. 1, 2019
  • Have not ceased operations
  • Have not initiated bankruptcy proceedings
  • Have not received a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
  • Have not been disbarred or suspended from receiving federal funds
  • Are not a promoter, artist manager, or venue owner, and does not share ownership with a promotion, artist management, or venue entity

Find out more and apply for this grant today using the button below.


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Apply for CCE's Cultural Capital Grant Before It Closes


ICYMI, the Utah Department of Cultural and Community Engagement (CCE) opened applications for the Cultural Capital Grant program. The Utah Legislature generously provided $4 million dollars to invest in capital projects for community facilities in Utah. This grant can provide up to a $350,000 award for new construction, or renovations and remodeling to an existing facility. The deadline to apply is September 7 at 6 PM. Find out more using the first button below. Additionally, check out our database of potential funders for you and your organization using the second button below. This database includes various Foundations, state agencies, and other entities.



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View Advertising Options Through November on NPU Today


As always, we thank you, our Members, for fueling our work. If you are interested in advertising with NowPlayingUtah.com via a dedicated email blast, banners, or social media, please let our Communications Director, Ernesto Balderas, know at [email protected]. You can also view our available advertising opportunities on our webshop using the button below. As Members, you receive a discount of 20% on all advertising purchases and 50% off all Give Back sale items.


Ernesto Balderas


Interim Executive Director [email protected]