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Shop for the holidays and get discounts at Utah businesses impacted by COVID-19

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Posted at 10:34 AM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 21:42:14-05

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.

READ: New 'Shop In Utah' grant will give discounts to small business customers

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.

READ: Utah lawmakers deal with COVID-19, elections in latest special session

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.

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