Grants & Planning

THE UTAH DIVISION OF OUTDOOR RECREATION IS PROUD TO ADMINISTER SEVERAL GRANT PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS PROVIDE PLANNING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE:

Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant (UORG)

The 2023 grant cycle is open from Jan. 17 – March 17, 2023.

Click here to apply.

UORG is for new outdoor recreation infrastructure projects and helps communities build recreation amenities that support local economic development. Within the UORG program are the UORG Tier 1 ($15,001-$200,000), Regional Asset Tier (Up to $750,000), Mini-Grant (Up to $15,000), and the Utah Outdoor Classroom Grant (Up to $15,000). Eligible applicants include: municipalities, counties, tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations.


Recreation Restoration Infrastructure Grant (RRI)

The 2023 grant cycle is open from Jan. 17 – March 17, 2023.

Click here to apply.

Funds are awarded to restore high-use and high-priority trails or repair or replace other types of developed recreation infrastructure on public lands. RRI grants are offered from $5,000-$150,000. Eligible applicants include: municipalities, counties, tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and federal and state agencies.


OHV Recreation Grant (OHVR) – Bi-Annual

The 2023 grant cycle is open from Feb 1 – March 31, 2023. 

Click here to apply.

The OHV Recreation Grant is open to cities, counties, and federal agencies — as well as nonprofit organizations. Provides assistance to sustain, enhance, and improve motorized recreation within Utah.


Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

2023 grant cycle dates TBD. Click the link above to learn more.

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is a federally-funded program established to assist government agencies with the creation of high-quality, public outdoor recreation facilities. LWCF grants have been used to construct golf courses, swimming pools, and parks.


Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

The 2023 grant cycle is open from Feb. 15 – May 5. Click the link above to learn more.

The federally-funded Recreational Trails Program (RTP) has helped with non-motorized and motorized trail development and maintenance, trail educational programs, and trail-related environmental protection projects.


OHV Access & Education Grant

The 2022 grant cycle is CLOSED. Click the link above to learn more.

Donations received when motor vehicle registration or registration renewals designate a voluntary contribution of $2. This application is open to 501(c)(3) who has at least one full-time employee and has as a primary part of its mission to protect access to public lands by motor vehicle operators or educate the public about appropriate off-highway vehicle use.


Outdoor Recreation Planning Assistance (ORPA)

The 2023 grant cycle is open from Jan. 16 – Feb. 17, 2023. 

Click here to apply.

The Outdoor Recreation Planning Assistance Program (ORPA) is a newly developed technical assistance service created to help your community define its outdoor recreation goals. Our program aims to help communities build capacity at the local level by providing planning assistance, stakeholder and community engagement, and defining a plan of action.


Boating Access Grant

The Boating Access (BA) Program provides grant funds to the states, the District of Columbia, and insular areas fish and wildlife agencies for projects that provide access to America’s waterways by developing new access facilities or renovation and/or improvement of existing facilities. The funds apportioned annually are derived from excise taxes on fishing equipment, motorboat, and small engine fuels, import duties, and interest collected in the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund.


Clean Vessel Act Grant

The Clean Vessel Act Grant Program (CVA) provides grant funds to the State of Utah for the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of pump-out stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters. The grant also provides for educational programs that inform boaters of the importance of proper disposal of their sewage.

If you have additional questions, please contact the appropriate program coordinator.

Grants & Planning

THE UTAH DIVISION OF OUTDOOR RECREATION IS PROUD TO ADMINISTER SEVERAL GRANT PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS PROVIDE PLANNING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE:

 

Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant (UORG)

The 2023 grant cycle is open from Jan. 17 – March 17, 2023. Click the link above to learn more.

UORG is for new outdoor recreation infrastructure projects and helps communities build recreation amenities that support local economic development. Within the UORG program are the UORG Tier 1 ($15,001-$200,000), Regional Asset Tier (Up to $750,000), Mini-Grant (Up to $15,000), and the Utah Outdoor Classroom Grant (Up to $15,000). Eligible applicants include: municipalities, counties, tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations.


Recreation Restoration Infrastructure Grant (RRI)

The 2023 grant cycle is open from Jan. 17 – March 17, 2023. Click the link above to learn more.

Funds are awarded to restore high-use and high-priority trails or repair or replace other types of developed recreation infrastructure on public lands. RRI grants are offered from $5,000-$150,000. Eligible applicants include: municipalities, counties, tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and federal and state agencies.


Utah OHV Recreation Grant (OHVR) – Bi-Annual

The 2023 grant cycle is open from Feb 1 – March 31 (spring) & June 1 – July 31 (Summer). Click the link above to learn more.

The OHV Recreation Grant is open to cities, counties, and federal agencies — as well as nonprofit organizations. Provides assistance to sustain, enhance, and improve motorized recreation within Utah.


Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

The 2023 grant cycle is open from Feb 6 – May 2. Click the link above to learn more.

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is a federally-funded program established to assist government agencies with the creation of high-quality, public outdoor recreation facilities. LWCF grants have been used to construct golf courses, swimming pools, and parks.


Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

The 2023 grant cycle is open from Feb. 15 – May 5. Click the link above to learn more.

The federally-funded Recreational Trails Program (RTP) has helped with non-motorized and motorized trail development and maintenance, trail educational programs, and trail-related environmental protection projects.


OHV Access & Education Grant

The 2022 grant cycle is CLOSED. Click the link above to learn more.

Donations received when motor vehicle registration or registration renewals designate a voluntary contribution of $2. This application is open to 501(c)(3) who has at least one full-time employee and has as a primary part of its mission to protect access to public lands by motor vehicle operators or educate the public about appropriate off-highway vehicle use.


Outdoor Recreation Planning Assistance (ORPA)

The 2023 grant cycle is open from Jan. 16 – Feb. 17, 2023. Click the link above to learn more.

The Outdoor Recreation Planning Assistance Program (ORPA) is a newly developed technical assistance service created to help your community define its outdoor recreation goals. Our program aims to help communities build capacity at the local level by providing planning assistance, stakeholder and community engagement, and defining a plan of action.



Boating Access Grant

The Boating Access (BA) Program provides grant funds to the states, the District of Columbia, and insular areas fish and wildlife agencies for projects that provide access to America’s waterways by developing new access facilities or renovation and/or improvement of existing facilities. The funds apportioned annually are derived from excise taxes on fishing equipment, motorboat, and small engine fuels, import duties, and interest collected in the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund.


Clean Vessel Act Grant

The Clean Vessel Act Grant Program (CVA) provides grant funds to the State of Utah for the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of pump-out stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters. The grant also provides for educational programs that inform boaters of the importance of proper disposal of their sewage.

If you have additional questions, please contact the appropriate program coordinator.

CONTACT US

LWCF GRANT PROGRAM
LWCF Coordinator: Susan Zarekarizi
Phone: 385-239-3232
Email: susanzarekarizi@utah.gov

NON-MOTORIZED RTP GRANT PROGRAM
Grant Coordinator: Caroline Weiler
Email: cweiler@utah.gov

OHV RECREATION/MOTORIZED RTP GRANT PROGRAM
Grant Coordinator: Rachel Toker
Email: racheltoker@utah.gov

CLEAN VESSEL ACT GRANT PROGRAM
Clean Vessel Act Grant Coordinator: Ty Hunter
Phone: 801-440-5106
Email: tyhunter@utah.gov

BOATING ACCESS GRANT PROGRAM
Boating Access Coordinator: Craig Walker, DWR
Phone: 801 834-1970
Email: craigwalker@utah.gov

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