Office of Outdoor Recreation Grant Program
The Office of Outdoor Recreation’s Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant was able to provide funding for 15 outdoor recreation infrastructure projects across the state as well as 16 outdoor youth programs in 2016. The pilot program was able to provide 19 communities in Utah with some matching funding to construct outdoor recreation infrastructure in late 2015. Please see “Past Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant Recipients” page for more.
The mission of the Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant is to foster outdoor recreational amenities and experiences throughout Utah to enhance our quality of life and aid with local economic development efforts.
OVERVIEW: The following is a summary of the Utah Outdoor Recreation grant opportunities, which will provide funding for 2017 for outdoor recreation infrastructure projects. (Unfortunately, grants are no longer available for youth programs.)
Beginning in 2018, we will have more funding to award and will be able to provide larger grant amounts to recipients.
2017 GRANT WORKSHOPS: Let us walk you through the grant process! Come to our grant workshops and learn more about the grants and the application process. The workshops will also help you prepare for applying in 2018.
SIGN UP NOW FOR THESE FREE WORKSHOPS. Space and materials may be limited so please register in advance by clicking on the links:
|Grant Program||Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure|
|Purpose||The project will enhance recreational opportunities and amenities in Utah’s communities||
|General Eligibility Requirements||Eligible applicants include non-profits and local or tribal governments
Economic: Must offer an economic opportunity for the community with the potential to attract or retain residents and/or increase visitation to region
Public use: Infrastructure must be open and available to the public
Project Type: Must be used for the building of infrastructure, not the project planning or the purchase of property
|Grant Period Open||April 24 through June 15, 2017|
|Grant Size||Various tiered grant sizes available from $5,000 up to $50,000 (Total available for grant awards=$450,000)||
|Guidelines||Program Guidelines for the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure program will soon be available to download and review||
|Deadlines||Thursday, June 15, 2017 by 5:00 pm|
|Application Basics||11 multi-point narrative questions; project budget; several support materials||
|Match Component||Given as a 50/50 match. Up to 25 percent of total may be an in-kind match.||
|Contract/Reporting Requirements||Project must be complete within 24 months of date the contract is signed.
Funding is given after the applicant’s spend. Up to 75 percent of the matched monies may be given before completion of project. Final funding contingent upon inspection of completed project.
Have more questions? See our FAQs Page.
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