Grant funds for water infrastructure projects–APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Grant funds for water infrastructure projects–APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Published 05-24-24

SALT LAKE CITY (May 24, 2024) – the Utah Legislature provided approximately $22 million in grant funds during the 2024 legislative session for water infrastructure projects in Utah. The application window to request a grant is now closed.

Latest update

The application window for water infrastructure project grants is now closed.
Applications were due by the end of Friday, May 31, 2024.

For more information, contact
Eric Dixon, Design & Construction Manager, at EricDixon@utah.gov or 801-310-8407.

Project and application information

For these grant funds, a water infrastructure project is defined as an existing or new project which:

  • aids in the development, conservation, collection, transmission, storage, treatment, or distribution of water for culinary or secondary use in residential, commercial, industrial, or agricultural settings; or
  • facilitates the use of water for public safety or environmental purposes.

Grants can be used to help fund the study, design or construction of a water infrastructure project. To be eligible for a grant award, the project must:

  • be located within Utah;
  • benefit Utah communities and residents; and
  • comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Applications will be prioritized based on the following criteria:

  • the grant amount requested in comparison to the number of Utah residents benefited by the project;
  • estimated timeline to complete needed studies and design for the project;
  • estimated timeline for the construction and completion of the project;
  • existence of other available funding sources to complete the project;
  • estimated useful life of the project;
  • matching funds contributed by the project proponent towards the project;
  • water conservation benefits;
  • environmental benefits;
  • legislative support; and
  • overall public benefit.

Please note that the new rule for these grant funds are currently in the process of being adopted by the rules committee. We anticipate that this process will be completed by Friday, June 21, 2024. Awarding of any grants will not be able to be completed until the rule is adopted.

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