Utah Division of Out of doors Recreation Declares Statewide Grant Workshop Tour


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press release

The Utah Division of Outdoor Recreation (DOR) recently announced their upcoming grant workshop tour, which will begin Monday, November 14 with 12 stops throughout Utah. DOR’s expanded grants and planning team is now a one-stop shop for all outdoor recreation grants.

Applications for next year’s UORG scholarship cycle will be accepted from January 17th to March. 17, 2023. UORG awarded grants to 85 outdoor recreation infrastructure projects nationwide in 2022. At $10.9 million, the funding cycle was the largest to date.

“Whether your region has a turnkey infrastructure project underway or you are laying the groundwork for a future project, you should plan to attend this workshop,” said Tara McKee, associate director of grants and planning at DOR. “This is a great opportunity for counties, cities and nonprofits to hone their skills and learn how they can help secure the funds needed to bring more value, opportunity and support to outdoor recreation in their communities.” create.”

The free workshops showcase all of the grants available to applicants including the Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant (UORG), Non-Motorized and Motorized Recreational Trails Program (RTP), Off-Highway Recreation Grant (formerly known as FIG), Land Water and Conservation (LWCF) and its new Technical Assistance Grant from DOR State Planner Carly Lansche.

The workshops guide attendees through the application process, providing detailed instructions on how to write a meaningful application, weaving in various sources of funding, and introducing a new tiered compliance requirement beneficial to rural Utah counties. Additionally, at the end of each workshop, there is time for questions and discussion with DOR’s grant and planning team to ensure applications are as competitive as possible.

“Our team is ready and eager to help at every stage of the process, and our latest scheduling enhancement is particularly beneficial for areas of the state that don’t have recreation planners. We look forward to supporting these important grant opportunities and increasing access to outdoor recreation for communities throughout Utah,” said McKee.

Locations for this year’s grant workshop tour include:

Eastern and Southern Utah – November 14-18

  • Duchesne City – Monday 14 Nov, 9am – 11am

  • Castle Dale – Monday 14th November, 3pm – 5pm

  • Moab – Tuesday, November 15, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m

  • Bluff – Tuesday, November 15, 2-4pm

  • Bicknell – Wednesday 16 November, 2-4pm

  • Escalante – Thursday, November 17, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m

  • St George – Friday 18 November, 9am – 11am

  • Beaver – Friday, November 18, 3pm – 5pm

Northern Utah – 5th-7th December

For more information about the DOR grant and planning program, visit recreation.utah.gov/grants.