Grants

Occasionally, to support Utah businesses, the Legislature allocates grant funding and programs to our office. Although our various teams and initiatives operate different grant programs, we've combined them all on this page. We've also included information about previous grants for your reference.

If you have any questions about Office of Economic Opportunity grants, please get in touch with us.

Listen to the Business Elevated podcast episode to learn about the Utah Air & Water Innovation Grant.

Currently Open Grant Programs

Local Matching Grant

Opened: Sept. 27, 2022
Closes: When funds are used

The Local Matching Grant provides up to $1 million in matching funding for municipality housing and water projects.

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New Destination Development Funding

Opened: Sept. 1, 2022
Applications are accepted anytime. Awards are made quarterly through 2025.

A grant from the Economic Development Administration to aid the recovery and resilience of the tourism industry in four designated areas:

  1. Feasibility/Economic Impact Studies
  2. Product Development Studios
  3. Implementation Grants
  4. Certified Communities

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Event Service Industry Revitalization Grant

Reopened: August 23, 2022, at 8 a.m.
Open until funds are expended

A $4.5 million grant to help Utah-based event equipment or service providers negatively impacted by COVID-19

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Rural County Grant

Opened: July 1, 2022
Closes: October 1, 2022

A grant for rural county governments supporting economic development planning, projects, and activities

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Rural Employment Development Incentive (REDI) Grant

Open on a rolling basis until the funds are used

Designed for businesses creating new high-paying jobs in rural Utah communities.

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Utah Technology Innovation Funding

Open on a rolling basis until the funds are used

A pilot program to support small Utah companies in their efforts to develop novel technology and products

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Testimonials

"I thank you from the bottom of my heart. My employees and their families are incredibly grateful. Thank you for taking the time to help us. Thank you a million times over. This is more help than you could ever imagine."

Greg McConaughey
Wasatch Furniture

"Words cannot express our gratitude for the Shop In Utah program. We would never have made it without these state funds. It's difficult to convey our thanks in a simple email. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"

William Ray Bruce
Robintinos

"We're grateful for the Shop In Utah grant that helps us offer a 15% discount. Utah's a pretty cool place to live and work, and we hope to add to that through our business and innovation."

Heather Limon
Crosse Ranch

"Thanks to generous donors like you, Ballet West will continue to present classical and contemporary ballets that challenge, stimulate and entertain our audiences, both locally and on tour. Thank you for being an instrumental part of Ballet West."

Michael Scolamiero
Ballet West

Previous Grant Programs

The grant programs listed below are now closed. They're listed alphabetically here for reference only.