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 Opportunity Program

Rural County Grant

Opens: July 1, 2023
Closes: October 1, 2023

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


Rural Communities Opportunity Grant

Opens: Oct.16, 2023
Closes: Nov. 17, 2023

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


Rural Employment Development Incentive

Opens: On-going

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


Rural Business Resources

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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