SALT LAKE CITY — As 'Black Friday' nears and holiday shopping gets underway in earnest, a good option is the "Shop in Utah" program.
It is administered by the Governor's Office of Economic Development.
State epidemiologist, Dr. Angela Dunn tweeted out support for the program.
The COVID-19 Impacted Businesses Grant Program, known as Shop In Utah, is a grant program to help support businesses and provide discounts to consumers. To participate, companies must give a discount or other offer to customers of at least 50% of the grant amount.
The initiative is funded with $62 million in federal CARES Act monies. In the Utah legislature’s August special session, lawmakers increased its initial $25 million for Shop In Utah funding to $55 million, and $7 million was transferred from ComRent to Shop In Utah.