Match Grant Programs


To provide funding in support of specific economic development efforts that will spur job growth and capital investment in Utah communities.


  • Special Projects Match Grants help Utah communities with unique projects that foster economic growth and development. Available grants are up to $5,000.
  • Professional Development Match Grants enhance the professionalism and expertise of economic development in Utah. Average reimbursement is $1,000. 


  • Funding must be used for the specific person and/or purpose outlined and approved in the Community Grant application. If project completion becomes impossible, or otherwise cannot or will not be completed, the money allocated for reimbursement will be put into the Community Match Grants funding pool for the following cycle.
  • Funding must be used within in the fiscal year associated with the match grant cycle.
  • Eligible applicants include municipalities, counties, organized regional associations, or non-profit entities acting on behalf and in concert with the aforementioned entities, all of whom are involved with economic development on a local or regional level.
  • Applications from organizations sponsoring a "regional" approach will be considered. However, coordination between the applicant organization and its communities must be demonstrated.
  • Reimbursements are available up to one-half the cost of a pre-approved project. Selections are based on the quality of the project and how well the project fits the purpose of the Community Match Grants Program.
  • Reimbursements by EDCUtah will be made when the project is completed. A project is complete when all activities covered by a grant agreement have concluded. EDCUtah requires a written report of project results which provides measurable outcomes, when possible, and demonstrates local economic development prior to payment, as well as copies of all paid invoices and expenses incurred.
  • EDCUtah reserves the right to audit a grantee’s book of accounts prior to reimbursement. Any such audit will be carried out at EDCUtah’s expense and shall be limited to items in the project.
  • Costs for such things as office rent, equipment rental or purchase, advertising, administrative costs, staff salaries, direct retail and travel promotion projects are ineligible. Project costs incurred prior to written notification of approval by EDCUtah are not eligible. EDCUtah is not responsible for project cost overruns.
  • All projects must include acknowledgment of EDCUtah involvement. Such acknowledgment should be along the lines of "Produced in partnership with The Economic Development Corporation of Utah," linking EDCUtah to your website, or participation by EDCUtah at your event. Similar acknowledgments are acceptable with EDCUtah's approval. This requirement may be waived by EDCUtah if requested and satisfactorily explained in the application.

Application Deadlines and Other Timelines

Applications are due by August 29th, 2018.

Reporting on completed projects is due by June 3rd, 2019.

To apply for a grant, please click here. 

Contact Katherine Morell, Community Strategist, for more information.