Seventeen entities in rural Utah will receive more than $6 million to help pay for improvement projects.
Recipients securing funding from the Utah Community Impact Board included Wellington. The city received a $100,000 grant to purchase a new emergency medical technician rescue vehicle.
The CIB is a program of the Utah Division of Community Development. The board helps public agencies or entities impacted by mineral resource development on federal leases and the exclusion of the lands from the local tax base.
The board provides assistance through grants and low-interest loans for planning, construction and maintenance of public facilities. The funds also help community agencies provide public services.
In addition to Wellington, the CIB approved the following grants and/or loans.
Ferron got a $12,500 grant for a feasibility study of a proposed equestrian, livestock and recreational facility.
Castle Valley was awarded a $90,000 grant for construction of a 2,500 square-foot four-bay fire station to serve the Grand County community and surrounding unincorporated area.
The community also obtained a $45,150 grant and a $150,000 loan to build a 1,600 square-foot town hall.
Big Water got a $125,000 grant and $125,000 loan to pave seven miles of streets and install drainage improvements in the small Kane County town.
Elsinore got a $450,000 grant and a $450,000 loan for the construction of and improvements to the Sevier County community's culinary water system.
Ephraim was awarded a $50,000 grant and a $75,000 loan in supplemental funding to furnish and equip the 18,000 square-foot city hall currently under construction.
Escalante received a $27,000 grant to supplement funding for improvements like lighting and landscaping on Main Street in the Garfield County seat.
Iron County building authority secured a $100,000 loan to construct a 1,260 square-foot two-bay addition and tranining room at the facility in Cedar City that houses paramedic vehicles. Funds will help cover the costs of converting the current training area to sleeping rooms for paramedics as well as parking lot and landscape improvements.
Johnson water district in Duchesne County got a $100,000 grant to build a 750,000-gallon concrete reservoir.
Monroe received a $500,000 grant and $1 million loan fo a sewer collection system in the Sevier County city.
Monticello was awarded a $30,000 grant to buy a tractor and equipment for maintenance of the community's cemetery.
Roosevelt received a $300,000 grant for the city's fire department to purchase an aerial pumper truck.
Salina building authority was awarded a $180,000 grant and$447,961 loan for the Sevier County city to build a 9,225 square-foot six-bay fire station.
San Juan health district got a $400,000 grant and $200,000 loan to purchase an operating table, medical equipment and software for Monticello hospital.
South Sevier service district got a $500,000 grant and $1 million loan for construction of a sewer collection system for unincorporated areas.
Thompson service district was awarded a $ 10,000 grant to prepare a system master plan to provide water to Thompson Springs in Grand County.
The Utah Community Impact Board's next funding meeting is scheduled Dec. 5.