Rural County
Grant Program

The Carbon County Rural County Grant Program (RCGP) is designed to address the economic development needs of Carbon County, which may include:

  • business recruitment, development, and expansion;
  • workforce training and development; and,
  • infrastructure and capital facilities improvements for business development.

Carbon County has grant funding for potential projects. A dollar for dollar (50/50) match will be required. Cash and/or in-kind matches will be considered. Average requested awards will be between $1,000 and $10,000 though larger grant requests up to $60,000 may be considered.

Economic Development
& Tourism Director

751 E 100 North Ste 2600
Price, UT 84501

DEPARTMENT(S)

Economic Development

Phone

(435) 636-3295

Email

cced@carbon.utah.gov

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants include the following:

  • for-profit businesses;
  • non-profit organizations; and,
  • local government entities

All applicants must be located in Carbon County.

Eligible Grant Projects

Examples of eligible grant projects include, but not limited to:

  • affordable housing developments (excluding single (1) home construction);
  • infrastructure development (housing and commercial);
  • new commercial building construction and/or existing commercial building expansion;
  • new or upgraded equipment and/or machinery;
  • value-added agriculture expansion; and,
  • new or uncommon industry investments

The following projects/expenses are ineligible for the RCGP:

  • project area is not located in Carbon County;
  • short-term payroll, utility or other operating expenses;
  • project does not provide business development, job creation or economic incentive to Carbon County;
  • project is not current on property taxes, has an invalid/unapproved business license or conditional use permit, or is in violation of any other applicable federal, state or local rule, regulation or requirement

Grant Application Submission and Deadline Details

Grant Application (PDF)

Upon submission of the application, the applicant will be pre-qualified and then required to present the project to the County Economic Development (CED) Board in order to be awarded funding.

Applicants must submit the following documentation with the application:

  • current W-9;
  • business license issued by Carbon County or local municipality (if applicable);
  • documentation of matching funds;
  • IRS determination letter (nonprofits only)
  • request for confidentiality form; and,
  • letter of support from the local municipality representative or Carbon County economic development director

Grant Deadline: April 1, 2022 by 5pm

Applications are to be submitted to Carbon County Economic Development in one (1) of the following ways:

  1. Email:
    cced@carbon.utah.gov
  2. Mail:
    Carbon County Economic Development
    751 East 100 North, Suite 2600
    Price, UT 84501
  3. In-Person:
    Carbon County Economic Development
    751 East 100 North, Suite 2600
    Price, UT 84501

Grant Approval Process

Applicants will be required to attend and present at a CED Board Meeting before final approval will be given. The CED Board meetings are the third Thursday of each month at 3pm (subject to change if a quorum is not in attendance).

Grant Reporting Process

Reporting criteria will be in coordination with the business but will require criteria including; jobs created, development progression, and overall business status over the duration of the project. Project must adhere to the timeline as presented to the CED Board. Projects will be required to report to the CED Board after completion of the project and one (1) year after completion date.