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Office of the Governor issues quarterly Rural Affairs Report

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 5, 2023) – Ensuring the success of rural Utah continues to be a priority for the Cox-Henderson administration and its quarterly Rural Affairs Report reflects that commitment. 

Highlights include: 

  • The Rural Communities Opportunity Grant provided $6 million to 18 communities in FY23.
  • Capital investment announced in FY23 amounts to more than $1.2 billion, which is more than double the capital investment between 2017-2021 that rural Utah saw from state incentives. 
  • 67% of the Tourism CO-OP marketing grants ($3.4 million) given to rural counties in FY23.
  • DEQ provided $54 million in financial assistance to support drinking and wastewater projects April and June 2023.
  • The CDBG Policy Committee approved 38 new projects throughout rural Utah, totaling $7,175,334.
  • DNR’s trails crew program improved 350 miles of trail in FY23. 

View the full report here

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