UA&M COVID-19 Emergency Funding


Create In Utah, Phase 2



An additional $7.5 million for "Create In Utah, Phase 2" was approved by legislators during the August 20 special session. Legislative changes to the program eliminated the annual budget threshold. The funding, which comes from the federal CARES Act, targets programs that boost tourism and help local economies recover. Please note that only nonprofit, government entities, or tribal governments may apply for this funding. 

The grant opportunity opens September 11 and is due September 28 at 5 p.m. 


Other Funding



Here is information about other state sources of CARES funding. Several Utah counties and cities are also announcing CARES Act funding. Please check with your city or county to see what may be available to your organization.

Cultural organizations that do not qualify for “Create In Utah” funding can receive funding through Utah Arts & Museums' FY21 General Operating Support Grants. 

Here is a link to a CARES Act tracking spreadsheet. This is a template that organizations receiving CARES Act funding may find useful. It is a tool to track expenses to ensure your organization is using CARES Act funds appropriately and to ensure the same expenses are not paid more than once.