The SBA Utah District Office has partnered with the Governor's Economic Recovery Task Force and World Trade Center Utah to establish a Rapid Response Team (RRT), to help level the economic impact of COVID-19 by increasing the number of Utah businesses using federal resources.
“The formation of this Rapid Response Team will greatly enhance our ability to provide the most complete and timely responses to our business community. We want nothing less than to deliver the full range of SBA programs and resources that are now coming available in order to help small businesses not just stay in the fight, but to survive the financial impacts of COVID-19. This RRT gives us a much better chance to do that successfully,” said SBA Utah District Director Marla Trollan.
The new Rapid Response Team was formed to respond more quickly to the high volume of inquiries regarding SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) Loans. RRT members will help SBA respond to general inquiries regarding the EIDL and PPP programs, helping ensure Utah small business owners understand and utilize federal programs designed to help them during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
"There is a lot of uncertainty right now and businesses are facing unprecedented challenges," said Miles Hansen, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah. "By connecting the Rapid Response Team to businesses, we can help provide solutions to the problems our businesses are facing. Federal resources are available, and what is important now is sharing the right information in a timely manner so Utahns can make better decisions for their businesses and employees."
There are three ways to submit inquiries to the SBA and Rapid Response Team:
- SBA Utah Phone: (801) 524-3209
- RTT: Submit an inquiry here, or visit coronavirus.utah.gov/business
click Federal Resources, then click Submit Inquiry
RRT will handle general inquiries
Submit technical inquiries to SBA Utah
“This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. For our small businesses that serve Utahns, we're working to protect jobs and prosperity. By minimizing Utah's economic dip now, we accelerate Utah's global growth in the recovery,” Trollan said.