Center for Rural Development

The Center for Rural Development works with Utah’s rural counties, communities and businesses, providing economic development resources. The Center is the home of the Rural Opportunity Program and assists with other programs to help local governments and businesses grow and prosper.

For a summary of all the Center for Rural Development's programs, click here.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us. You can find the Center for Rural Development under Business Services.

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Rural Funding Opportunities

Rural Communities Opportunity Grant

Intent to Apply:
Opens: July 1, 2024
Closes: August 30, 2024

RCOG Application
Opens: Sept. 16, 2024
Closes: Oct. 30, 2024

Competitive grants that are available to rural counties, cities, and towns to support unique economic development projects and activities.

Rural Employment Development Incentive

Open: On-going

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


The Center for Rural Development is part of the office Business Services team. Visit our Issuu page to find additional resources.
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