Utah’s Small Business Quarantined Employee Grant Extended
On February 9, 2021 the Utah Labor Commission announced that additional funds have been allocated to the Small Business Quarantined Employee Grant program. The grant was originally set to expire on January 31, 2021 but has now been extended and the program will continue until the funds are exhausted or there is no longer a need for the grant.
The $5 million Small Business Quarantined Employee Grant uses federal CARES Act funds and additional state funds as part of Utah’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The grant provides reimbursement to small business employers (less than 50 employees) who pay employees to stay home during quarantine or isolation for a maximum of 40 hours per week for a period of up to two calendar weeks.
To be eligible businesses must have:
- Less than 50 employees in Utah.
- One or more employees receiving notice that the employee must quarantine or isolate due to a positive COVID-19 test or exposure to someone who has tested positive.
- Continued to pay out regular wages to an employee(s) while the employee was in quarantine/isolation.
Click HERE to apply. And as always, you can contact a Squire Advisor if you have any questions or want to discuss your specific situation and options.
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