The Jordan River Commission recognizes that no one entity can implement all the recommendations of the Blueprint Jordan River, and that realizing this long-range vision for the river corridor will take the concerted efforts of many organizations. To that end, the JRC is pleased to support its member governments and partner organizations with financial support for projects that help to implement the recommendations outlined in the Blueprint.
The Jordan River Commission has an ongoing small grants program available to its member governments and community partners. The program offers small matching grants, up to $2,500, for projects that help implement the goals of the Blueprint Jordan River and the purposes of the Jordan River Commission. Grant proposals are accepted on a rolling basis and evaluated by the Governing Board.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be considered twice per year at the April or October Governing Board meetings. To be included in the meeting materials for consideration, applications are due 10 days prior to the next Board meeting. Board meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month. Learn more and apply here.
Please note that the availability of funding through following large grant programs is contingent upon an annual renewal by the JRC’s partnering agencies. These funding programs are not available at this time.
Community Connections Grant Program
In 2015, the Jordan River Commission and Salt Lake County announced the availability of $250,000 in grant funding for projects that help to implement the transportation elements of the Blueprint Jordan River vision. This Community Connections Grant Program is generously supported by Salt Lake County and is being administered in partnership with the Jordan River Commission. It is anticipated that this program will be an ongoing, annual grant program. Application requirements will be posted here as additional grant funding becomes available.
2015 Blueprint Grants
In 2015, the Jordan River Commission announced the award of $500,000 in grant funding to its members governments and organizations to help implement the recommendations of the Blueprint Jordan River. This one-time funding program was generously supported by the Utah State Legislature and is being administered in partnership with the Utah Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands. Application requirements will be posted here as additional grant funding becomes available.
Additional Funding Resources
- A local 501(c)3 non-profit, the Jordan River Foundation is available to help Jordan River stakeholders secure funding for projects. Their mission is to “provide funding to preserve and enhance life and enjoyment of this community asset known as the Jordan River Parkway.”
- The JRC has compiled a List of Federal, State, Local, and Private Grant and Funding Sources available to help implement projects that implement the ideas of the Blueprint Jordan River.
This resource is a work in progress and we are continually working to fill informational holes. Due to the fact that grant information is constantly changing, this document may have links that are out of date or have incorrect information. Please research each opportunity yourself to ensure that you have the most current information.
- Additional resources for grants include:
Grant Writing Assistance
The Jordan River Commission staff is available to assist in grant writing for projects that help implement the Blueprint Jordan River. Resources available to our members and partners include:
- The JRC staff can assist you by providing complete grant writing and grant coordination and reporting. A small administrative fee may be added to particularly complex grant applications.
- The resource specialists on the JRC’s Technical Advisory Committee can provide draft grant proposal review assistance – helping to ensure you are using the most convincing technical language in your grant proposal, or by helping develop a proposed project from the ground up to meet the requirements of a funding opportunity.
In addition, the Jordan River Foundation has a grant writer on staff and is available to assist with project proposals as well.