Economic Inclusion Grants Awarded to 10 Salt Lake County Organizations to Address Economic Recovery Gaps
Posted By Regional Development
May 10, 2021
Salt Lake County awarded grants from the Economic Inclusion Community Assistance Program (EICAP) to 10 organizations, as part of an effort to generate a more equitable and inclusive economic recovery from the pandemic.
The 10 organizations will help Salt Lake County achieve a more inclusive recovery by connecting businesses with available resources, sharing their boots-on-the-ground experience, and identifying additional resource needs and gaps not currently being filled in African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, Native American, Asian-Pacific, women, persons with disabilities, veteran communities, and geographic areas with lower economic opportunity.
The organizations leading these program efforts include:
- Magna Chamber of Commerce: A chamber serving businesses in the township of Magna on the west side of Salt Lake County. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources (PIK2AR): A nonprofit with a mission to help Utah’s Pacific Islander communities in relation to economic impact, violence prevention, and cultural preservation.
- Salt Lake American: A multicultural nonprofit helping refugees survive and prosper by overcoming language and acculturation barriers.
- Suazo Business Center: A business organization serving Latino/Hispanic and underserved entrepreneurs and business owners.
- Utah Black Chamber: An organization serving the economic needs of Utah’s Black community.
- Utah Cultural Alliance Foundation: An organization that amplifies the value and invests in the cultural industry, valuing representation and availability to all socioeconomic, racial, sexual orientation, gender, ability, and cultural backgrounds.
- Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce: An organization serving LGBTQ+ and allied businesses to grow and provide visibility, and advocate at various government levels.
- Utah Muslim Civic League: An organization representing Utah’s Muslim population to make a difference in creating civic infrastructure for Utah’s Muslims.
- West Jordan Chamber of Commerce: A chamber serving business members and promoting profitable business environment.
- Women’s Business Center of Utah: An organization partnering with chambers of commerce across Utah to promote resources for women entrepreneurs.
This unique, pilot program — running from April through October 2021 — will allow Salt Lake County to work with organizations’ business facilitators to create a feedback loop so governments, funders, and policymakers can learn what diverse communities need and lack, and how we can help.
If you’re a business owner, or know a business who needs assistance but has struggled to connect with someone to provide help, contact one of these organizations, or Salt Lake County COVID-19 Economic Recovery Program Manager Samantha Mary Thermos at email@example.com or (385) 468-4847.