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Grants to Utah County Agencies in Rural Areas for Economic Development Programs

Rural County Grant


Agency
State

GrantWatch ID#
204665

Funding Source
Utah Governors Office of Economic Opportunity (GOEO)
Center for Rural Development (CRD)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Utah

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/01/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Utah county government agencies in rural areas for economic development programs and workforce expansion efforts. Funding is intended for planning projects, activities, and initiatives that will enhance local economies. Eligible applicants are Utah rural counties of the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth class.

The grant is intended to address economic development needs, which may include:

  • Business recruitment, development, and expansion;
  • Workforce training and development; and
  • Infrastructure, industrial building development, and capital facilities improvements for business development.


Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Rural counties in the State of Utah of the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth class are eligible to apply for the Rural County Grant.

Qualifying Requirements:
- A rural county must form and maintain a functioning County Economic Opportunity Advisory Board (CEO Board)
- The county must have complied with annual reporting and accounted for RCG funds distributed to them for use during the previous fiscal year. Annual reporting is due no later than September 1 of each year.
- No later than October 1, the county must submit a formal application each fiscal year that includes a description of its anticipated economic development projects and activities, as approved by the county legislative body and based upon the CEO Board’s advice and recommendations.

Additional Geographic Information:

For eligible counties, see https://business.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/Rural-County-Grant-Program.pdf#page=3.

Pre-Application Information
Important Dates:
• Annual Reporting Portal Opens: May 15
• Annual Reporting Portal Closes: September 1 at 5 pm MDT
• Applications Open upon Annual Report compliance: As early as July 1
• Fund Distribution: Upon Approval, Contracting, and Invoice Processing
• Grant Contract Term: July 1 of current year through June 30 of the following year

No later than October 1, the county must submit a formal application each fiscal year that
includes a description of its anticipated economic development projects and activities, as
approved by the county legislative body and based upon the CEO Board’s advice and
recommendations.

Upon approval of the previous year’s report, qualified rural counties will have access to an online portal to apply for a new RCG.

More information: https://business.utah.gov/rural/

Webinar recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1izGyjnGkCLhEWLDfOAZ9K-WY7tihfycS/view

Estimated Size of Grant
A rural county may receive grant funding up to $200,000 annually.

Term of Contract
Grant funds are distributed equally to each qualified rural county on the state fiscal year calendar from July 1 through June 30.

Contact Information
Applications open on July 1, 2023.

Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity
60 East South Temple, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

business@utah.gov
1-801-538-8680

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