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Office of Outdoor Recreation Grant Program

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The Office of Outdoor Recreation’s  Utah Waypoint Grant pilot program was able to provide 19 communities in Utah with some matching funding to construct outdoor recreation infrastructure in late 2015. This popular grant program was renewed, thanks to the passage of HB 52 during the 2016 Utah legislative session. The new grant cycle will be open July 1-August 11, 2016.

We are taking applications through online forms beginning July 1, 2016. Please one of the online applications below. You may refer to the previews of the applications that can be found with the other downloadable grant materials as desired. Before applying, you should read the Program Guide so you are familiar with the rules and eligibility requirements for the grants.

Online Application Form for the Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant for Infrastructure Projects

Online Application Form for the Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant for Youth Programs

DOWNLOADABLE GRANT MATERIALS 

2016 Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant Program Guide

2016 Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant Application for Youth Programs Application -PREVIEW

2016 Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant Application for Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Projects -PREVIEW

2016 Budget Worksheet for Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant Infrastructure Projects

Landowner Approval Letter

An Example of How to Fill Out the Budget Summary for Grant Infrastructure Application

An Example of How to Fill Out the Budget Spreadsheet (Waypoint Grant Example)

Scoring Sheet for Reviewers of Recreation Infrastructure Grants

Scoring Sheet for Reviewers of Youth Program Grants

Have more questions? See our FAQs Page.  

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 our current available grant opportunities, which provide funding for 2016. Complete details for each grant program are available in the guidelines.

Grant Program Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure  Youth Outdoor Recreation Program
Purpose The project will enhance recreational opportunities and amenities in Utah’s communities The project will increase participation in outdoor recreation among young people

 

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

Eligible applicants include non-profits and local or tribal governments

Outside: The program must provide outdoor recreation activities for youth (18 & under)

Physical activity: The program must have element of fitness/physical activity

 

Grant Period Open July 1  through August 11 July 1  through August 11

 

Grant Size Various tiered grant sizes available from $20,000 up to $75,000 (Total amount to be given out=$530,000) Various tiered grant sizes available from $2500 up to $15,000 (Total amount to be given out=$100,000)

 

Guidelines Program Guidelines for the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure program will soon be available to download and review Program Guidelines for the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure program will soon be available to download and review

 

Deadlines Thursday, August 11, 2016 by 5:00 pm Thursday, August 11, 2016 by 5:00 pm

 

Application Basics 11 multi-point narrative questions; project budget; several support materials 11 narrative questions; project budget; support materials

 

Match Component Given as a 50/50 match. Up to 25 percent of total may be an in-kind match. 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.

Project must be complete within 18 months of date contract is signed.

Funding given after grant is approved and applicant has provided all appropriate documentation including budget materials.

Congratulations to the 2015 Waypoint grant recipients:

Nature playscape at the Four Corners School in Monticello

Mountain biking skills park in Highland

Boulevard Trail extension in Logan

Natural themed playground with climbing boulders in Moab (photo shown on left)

Mountain biking trails in Herriman

Signage for Old Spanish Trail for recreationists in Iron County

Jordan River boat takeout area in Davis County

Ensign Peak Visitor Trail reconstruction in Salt Lake City

Trails to access climbing areas in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Upgrades of Arapeen OHV trail in Sanpete County

Trail connecting the Ogden River trail to 17th street in Ogden

Construction of ADA restroom facilities & lighting at Camp Kostopulos, Emigration Canyon

Extension of bike & pedestrian path at Bear Lake in Garden City

Trail connecting Utah Olympic Park to Kimball Junction in Summit County

Renovation of the Ranches Mountain Bike Park in Eagle Mountain

Construction of the Tushar Mesa Trail in Green River

Construction of public docks for rowing and other human-powered boats on Jordan River in Salt Lake County

Construction of public beach, fishing pier and soft surface trail at Saratoga Springs boat harbor

Construction of a restroom at East Canyon Creek trailhead in Summit County

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