In addition to being one of Utah’s most effective recruiting tools, outdoor recreation helps grow Utah’s economy and communities. Some counties, cities, and towns capitalize on local outdoor recreation amenities to attract tourists to the region. Other communities find that having nearby outdoor recreation opportunities add to local citizens’ quality of life, helps attract new residents, and can increase local property values.
Businesses, especially high-tech firms, consider outdoor recreation access essential to attract high-value employees. Through our grant programs, the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation hopes to support the mission of ensuring Utahns can live a healthy and active lifestyle through outdoor recreation.
View and download the 2022 UORG Program Guide to learn more about our UORG Programs, help in planning your project, and writing a successful application.
2022 Grant Programs
Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant (UORG) Tier 1 is for new outdoor recreation infrastructure projects and helps communities build recreation amenities that support local economic development and funds projects from $10,001-$200,000. Learn more here.
UORG – Regional Asset Tier funds up to $500,000 for large projects with a total value of at least $2 million. Rural Counties are eligible for a simple 50/50 on Regional Asset Tier projects.
UORG – Mini-Grant is ideal for smaller projects. The grant award funds between $500-$10,000. If your project requires only a small investment to complete your project, the mini-grant may be a good fit.
Recreation Restoration Infrastructure Grant (RRI) – funds are awarded to restore high-use and high-priority trails or repair or replace other types of developed recreation infrastructure on public lands. RRI grants are offered from $5,000-$150,000.
Utah Outdoor Classroom Grant – awards up to $10,000 to community-based non-profit organizations or publicly funded K-12 schools to help get Utah’s K-12 students outside— to learn, gain a skill, and enjoy the outdoors! View the Outdoor Classroom Design Guide.
2022 Grant cycle for all UORG programs: Opens Jan. 18, 2022, and closes March 18, 2022, at 5 p.m. (MST)