Rural County Grant

State of Utah code 17-54-101 established the Rural County Grant Program. Effective July 1, 2020. The Summit County Hospitality Outdoor Services Grant and Small Business Grant are fully funded by the State of Utah Rural County Grant Program.

The Rural County Grants are awarded to rural counties by the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development after review and recommendation of the Governor’s Rural Partnership Board. The Rural County Grant Program is designed to address the economic development needs of rural counties, which needs may include:

  • Business recruitment, development and expansion;
  • Workforce training and development; and,
  • Infrastructure and capital facilities improvements for business development

Review the Funding Guides below to determine if your project qualifies for these Summit County Grants. The 2nd round of applications closes on February 7th, 2021.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jeffrey B. Jones, AICP at or call at 435-336-3221.