Explore Funding Opportunities for Your Community

Funding is one of the most important components to completing collaborative projects between gateway communities and public land managers. This section provides links to information about various federal, state, and private grants that are available to help gateway community leaders and public land managers carry out projects that in turn can strengthen their relationships with one another:

Federal Grants

  • RTCA Grants (The National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation): More Info
  • Transportation Alternative Funds (The Transportation Alternatives program was established by Congress in 2012, and is funded through a proportional set-aside of the core Federal-aid Highway Program): More Info
  • National Scenic Byway Grants (This program is a grassroots, collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States): More Info
  • USDA Rural Development Grants (Community Programs provides grants to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Grants are authorized on a graduated scale. Applicants located in small communities with low populations and low incomes will receive a higher percentage of grants): More Info
  • Heritage Tourism Grants (The following is a sampling of federal programs that can help promote and support local or regional heritage tourism initiatives) : More Info
  • USDA Grant Calendar (Calendar, description, and deadline of upcoming USDA grant opportunities): More Info
  • U.S. Economic Development Administration Grants (Under this FFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities): More Info
  • U.S. Department of Energy Grants (The Energy Department supports a number of grant, loan and financing programs. Learn more about these programs and how they can help you -- whether you are a startup energy business looking to launch a pilot project, a company with proven technology that needs help reaching commercial scale, or a state, local or tribal government looking for funding resources for energy projects): More Info
  • Rural Health Grants (Health Resources and Services Administration-HRSA- rural health grant programs fund rural hospitals, health centers and local clinics): More Info
  • National Science Foundation Small Business Grants (NSF SBIR/STTR programs provide non-dilutive funds for early-stage research and development (R&D) at small businesses. This R&D should be based on transformational technology with high technical risk and potential for significant societal or commercial impact): More Info

State Grants

  • Utah Humanities Grants (Our grant categories provide invaluable financial support to help bring educational programs, publications, festivals, interpretive exhibits and activities, local history projects, oral history projects, media projects, and more around the state): More Info
  • Utah State Parks and Recreation Grants (Utah State Parks and Recreation is proud to administer four grant programs-Land and Water Conservation Fund, Utah Off-Highway Vehicle Trails Program, Recreational Trails Program, Clean Vessel Act Program): More Info
  • Utah Fast Track Grants (The Rural Fast Track (RFT) Program is a post-performance grant available to small companies in rural Utah. The program provides an efficient way for existing, small companies to receive incentives for creating high paying jobs in the rural areas of the state and to further promote business and economic development): More Info
  • UDOT Grants (To qualify for funding all projects must fit into one of the following 9 federally designated categories. Please refer to our website for a list and description of these categories) : More Info
  • State Primary Care Grants (The State Primary Care Grants Program for Medically Underserved Populations provides access to ambulatory primary care services needed by low income individuals and families without health insurance who are not eligible for CHIP or Medicaid. It also covers primary care services that are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, or private insurance): More Info
  • EDC Utah Grants (The EDC Utah Match Grant Program is a statewide initiative that allocates funding in support of specific economic development efforts for the public sector and other non-profit organizations throughout the state of Utah): More Info
  • Cooperative Marketing Grants (Stretch your out-of-state marketing dollars by partnering with the Utah Office of Tourism. If your application is approved, the UOT will match your out-of-state marketing dollars up to $275,000) : More Info

Private/Nonprofit Grants

  • Citizen's Institute of Rural Design Grants (CIRD works with communities with populations of 50,000 or less, and offers annual competitive funding to as many as four small towns or rural communities to host a two-and-a-half day community design workshop): More Info
  • American Express Grants (American Express Corporate Social Responsibility makes grants in three major program areas: Leadership, Historic Preservation and Community Service. This includes the American Express Foundation, American Express Charitable Fund and certain corporate gifts. In 2013, contributions totaled $27.9 million): More Info
  • Wells Fargo Grants (Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Through the efforts of our enthusiastic team member-volunteers and our contributions, we share our success within our communities by giving back to non-profits and educational institutions that address vital community needs and issues): More Info
  • Boeing Charitable Grants (Corporate citizenship has always been an important part of this company's culture.  They provide grants related to their four focus areas: arts and culture, civic engagement, education, environment, health and human services): More Info
  • JP Morgan Chase and Company Grants (JPMorgan Chase works with community partners to create pathways to opportunity by supporting affordable housing, economic growth, workforce readiness, and financial capability in the communities where we do business): More Info
  • Walmart Community Grants (Through the Community Grant Program, our associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations): More Info
  • Target Community Grants (Education, the arts, public safety—these are just a few of the areas we support through our grants programs): More Info
  • Tourism Cares Nonprofit Grants (We seek to partner with worthy nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations for conservation, preservation, restoration, or education at tourism-related sites which need restoration, conservation and improvement): More Info
  • Ford Foundation Grants (Requests are accepted in categories such as project planning and support; general support; and endowments. Types of support include grants, recoverable grants, loans and loan guarantees): More Info
  • Foundation for Rural Service Grants (As part of its ongoing commitment to rural communities across the country, the Foundation for Rural Service provides annual grants for communities served by NTCA members.  The goal of this program is to support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. Grants will be concentrated in four major areas: business development, community development, education, telecommunications.  Grants can range from $250 to $5000 that go back in to rural communities, every year): More Info
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