State of Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

Enterprise Zone - Non-Profit Project Credit

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Enterprise Zone/Non-Profit Project Application

Purpose: The purpose of the Enterprise Zone Non-profit Program is to encourage non-profit organizations to develop projects that have a positive community and economic impact in rural Enterprise Zone Areas.  

Enterprise Zone Non-Profit Application Process Calendar: 

Eligible non-profit organizations must apply to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) on or before July 1, 2018.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) will review each application received by July 1, 2018, and will submit eligible applications to the Governor’s Rural Partnership Board on or before August 1, 2018.

The Governor’s Rural Partnership Board will review eligible applications and, on or before September 1, 2018, they will provide a list of approved projects to the GOED office along with the assigned amount of non-profit contribution  tax  credits  available (the “allocation cap”) to potential claimants that make contributions toward each approved project. 

Upon project approval, GOED will provide the non-profit corporation with a document describing the approved amount of non-profit contribution tax credits (allocation cap) available to potential (tax credit certificate) claimants who make contributions to the non-profit corporation for an approved project, along with the non-profit corporation's requirements for post-performance reporting to the office and filing instructions for claimants to receive a tax credit.

For further legal description of the Enterprise Zone Non-profit Program please refer to State Code 63N-2-213.5 

Please contact Linda Gillmor, lgillmor@utah.gov with any questions or concerns regarding the Enterprise Zone/Non-Profit program. Please contact Jaron Janson, jjanson@utah.gov, for technical assistance with this application.

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Preliminary Steps to Enterprise Zone Non-Profit Project Approval
Prior to starting the application process for an Enterprise Zone Non-profit Project, please take this brief eligibility quiz. If you answer “NO” to any of Preliminary Questions, you may not be ready to continue to the full Enterprise Zone Non-profit Project application. If you answer “YES” to all eligibility quiz questions, you may continue to the full application. 

After GOED reviews your full application, if all eligibility requirements are met, your application will be forwarded to the Governor’s Rural Partnership Board (GRPB) to be considered for an “allocation cap” to potential claimants that make contributions toward each approved project. Each year the GRPB Board may allocate up to $75,000 in any calendar year of tax credits for eligible Non-profit Projects, with no more than 50% of that amount going to one project. 

Please note that Projects will NOT be approved for the following: 
the building or renovating of a state-owned building;
providing or funding scholarships; or
the building or renovating of a housing project.

Please also be aware that meeting the Enterprise Zone Non-profit Project criteria, does NOT guarantee you will receive a Tax Credit “allocation cap” from the GRPB Board for non-refundable “Non-profit Tax Credits” (related to contributions to a non-profit corporation for an approved project in an Enterprise Zone).  The number of applications they receive may outnumber the capacity GRPB has to fund all the great Enterprise Zone Non-profit Projects around the state.  


Eligibility Quiz












Please note that Projects will NOT be approved for the following: 
  • the building or renovating of a state-owned building;
  • providing or funding scholarships; or
  • the building or renovating of a housing project.

Please also be aware that meeting the Enterprise Zone Non-Profit Project criteria, does NOT guarantee you will receive a Tax Credit “allocation cap” from the GRPB Board for non-refundable “Non-Profit Tax Credits” (related to contributions to a non-profit corporation for an approved project in an Enterprise Zone).  The number of applications they receive may outnumber the capacity GRPB has to fund all the great Enterprise Zone Non-Profit Projects around the state.  

If you have answered “Yes” to all of Preliminary Questions, you may begin the Enterprise Zone Non-Profit Project application. If you have questions, please contact us.  We’re happy to help.  lgillmor@utah.gov 

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Non-Profit Contact Information
Mailing Address

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Project Description


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Non-Profit Certifcations







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Project Documents 





Page 7 - Application & Submission 

Thank you for submitting your application. Our staff will review your application and contact you soon. Please certify below that the data you submitted is accurate and that you understand it may be tested for validity. Our staff or staff from the Utah State Tax Commission may contact you for further documentation if needed to verify claims made in this submission.
Please Note: If a project is approved by GRPB and given an allocation cap, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development will provide the non-profit corporation with a document describing the approved amount of non-profit contribution tax credits available (allocation cap) to potential (tax credit certificate) claimants who make contributions to the nonprofit corporation for an approved Project, along with the nonprofit corporation's requirements for post-performance reporting to the office.