Community Match Grant Program

PURPOSE:

To provide funding in support of specific economic development efforts that will spur job growth and capital investment in Utah communities. 

TYPES OF MATCH GRANTS

  • Marketing Match Grants help Utah communities market themselves as attractive sites for growth and development. Average reimbursement is $2,000.
  • Mega Site Match Grants help public sector members of EDCUtah to prepare and certify a Mega Site. Average reimbursement is $4,000
  • Professional Development Match Grants enhance the professionalism and expertise of economic development in Utah. Average reimbursement is $1,000. 

PROGRAM POLICIES

  • Funding must be used for the specific person and/or purpose outlined and approved in the Match Grant application. If project completion becomes impossible, or otherwise cannot or will not be completed, the money allocated for reimbursement will be put into the Match Grants funding pool for the following cycle.
  • Funding must be used within the fiscal year associated with the Match Grant cycle.
  • Eligible applicants include municipalities, counties, organized regional associations, or non-profit entities acting on behalf and in concert with the aforementioned entities, all whom are involved with economic development on a local or regional level.
  • Reimbursements are available up to one-half the cost of a pre-approved project. Selections are based on the quality of the project and how well the project fits the purpose of the Match Grant Program.
  • Reimbursements by EDCUtah will be made when the project is completed. A project is complete when all activities covered by a grant agreement have concluded. EDCUtah requires a written report of project results which provides measurable outcomes, when possible, and demonstrates local economic development prior to payment, as well as copies of all paid invoices and expenses incurred.
  • EDCUtah reserves the right to audit a grantee’s book of accounts prior to reimbursement. Any such audit will be carried out at EDCUtah’s expense and shall be limited to items in the project.
  • Costs for such things as office rent, equipment rental or purchase, advertising, administrative costs, staff salaries, direct retail and travel promotion projects are ineligible. Project costs incurred prior to written notification of approval by EDCUtah are not eligible. EDCUtah is not responsible for project cost overruns.
  • Applications from organizations sponsoring a "regional" approach will be considered. However, coordination between the applicant organization and its communities must be demonstrated.
  • All projects must include acknowledgment of EDCUtah involvement. Such acknowledgment should be along the lines of "Produced in partnership with The Economic Development Corporation of Utah", linking EDCUtah to your Website, or participation by EDCUtah at your event. Similar acknowledgments are acceptable at EDCUtah's discretion. This requirement may be waived by EDCUtah if requested and satisfactorily explained in the application.

Application Deadlines and Other Timelines

Applications are due by October 18th, 2017.

Reporting on completed projects is due by June 1st, 2018. 

To apply for a grant, please click here.

Contact Max Backlund for more information.