Rural Rapid Manufacturing Grant
is administered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), Office
of Rural Development (ORD) in accordance with state code 63N-4-501. The state
has allocated $500,000 on a one-time appropriation for this grant, beginning
July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020.
This grant assists in the establishment of laboratories designed
to train students and employees, build and improve equipment, and offer
scholarships within an industry defined under state code 63N-4-502 as “Rapid
manufacturing” means a facility, laboratory, equipment, or process engaged in
small-batch, fast delivery manufacturing.
activities of this grant are:
· Construction or renovation of laboratories
designed to train students and employees in:
Engineering and computer graphics
· Building and improvement of equipment to
provide training and participation in rapid manufacturing
· Training and scholarships for students
and employees to participate in rapid manufacturing employment opportunities
Under this grant, any of these qualifying activities is considered
a “project” and will be referred to as such throughout the application and the
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entities for this grant include institutions of higher education or non-profit
companies (501(c)(3); 501(c)(4); 501(c)(5); 501(c)(6)) established
within qualifying rural counties.
Rural Counties are:
Beaver, Box Elder, Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield,
Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, San Juan, Sanpete,
Sevier, Uintah, Wasatch, Wayne
Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, Utah, Washington, Weber
Only one application per qualifying entity will be considered for
formula for determining grant amounts
funding is limited to $500,000, applicants with the best proposals for the use
of funds will receive an award. Applications
will be subject to scoring, ranking, and rating in order to determine final
award allocations. An application alone
does not guarantee an award. Application
scoring may determine grant funding amounts, e.g. a formula of points scored
may be calculated as a percentage of overall funds available, or any other
method deemed fair and equitable the office. Final grant awards are awarded by
the executive director of GOED.
Priority will be
given to applicants:
who will serve underprivileged or under-served communities, including communities
with high unemployment and/or low median incomes (compared to State of Utah
where an applicant demonstrates comprehensive planning of a project and
the cooperation of high quality partners, including an institution of higher
that will create new high paying employment positions in rural areas that
pay at least 125% of the average wage of the community in which the employment
positions will exist
Priority criteria, as stated above, will be a feature of the
application, and a focus of those who will score them.
Term of the Grant
Upon approval of
final grants awarded by the executive director of GOED, the awarded entity will
enter into a contractual agreement with GOED to complete its project. The term for project completion will begin from the date of application approval, and terminate after 18 consecutive months. If a project is not completed within the allotted 12 month period, the contract will become null and void.
Full Information and Instruction for this grant are found here. Please review them before proceeding to the application.