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 Programs

Rural County Grant

Opens: July 1, 2022
Closes: Oct. 1, 2022

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

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Rural Employment Development Incentive

Opens: On-going

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

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Rural Communities Opportunity Grant

Opens: Oct.17, 2022
Closes: Nov. 18, 2022

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

More information coming soon.


Rural Communities Opportunity Loan

Opens: TBA

Revolving loan funds available to qualified rural communities for economic development projects and infrastructure.

More information coming soon.


Rural Business Resources

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