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