Utah water infrastructure grant applications open

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  • $22 million available for water infrastructure projects.
  • Application window now open.
  • Grant funds for study, design, or construction.
  • Priority based on project benefits and funding.

May 28, 2024 — The Utah Legislature has allocated approximately $22 million in grant funding for water infrastructure projects. These funds can support projects that aid in the development, conservation, collection, transmission, storage, treatment, or distribution of water for various uses.

Eligibility Requirements.

To be eligible, projects must be located within Utah, benefit Utah communities and residents, and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Prioritization Criteria.

The Utah Division of Natural Resources’ news release states that grant applications will be prioritized based on several factors, including:

  • The ratio of the grant amount requested to the number of residents benefited
  • Estimated timelines for project completion
  • Availability of other funding sources
  • Project lifespan
  • Matching funds contributed by the project proponent
  • Water conservation and environmental benefits
  • Legislative support
  • Overall public benefit

Final Rule-Making; Application Link.

The final rule for these grant funds is still under review. Grant awards will not be finalized until the rule is adopted, which is anticipated by Friday, June 21, 2024.  The grant application formOpens in a new tab. is available from the State of Utah.

Deborah

Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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