Utah Inland Port Authority announces westside community enrichment initiative
Salt Lake City—The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Westside Community Enrichment Initiative, a new venture aimed at fostering positive transformations to the West Side of Salt Lake City. Through this Initiative, the Utah Inland Port Authority is committed to supporting projects that promote environmental stewardship and economic prosperity.
The Westside Community Enrichment Initiative seeks to catalyze transformative programs that will have a lasting impact on the well-being of residents by supporting a thriving and resilient region. By providing financial support and resources to innovative and community-facing projects, the Initiative intends to enhance the quality of life and address local economic challenges.
“By supporting a wide range of eligible projects, the primary objective of the Initiative program is to strengthen community bonds, promote economic growth and improve overall quality of life,” said Ben Hart, UIPA Executive Director. “UIPA is excited about the potential of the Initiative to drive positive change and make a significant impact for the Westside Community.”
– Project Completion Period: 7/1/2023 – 7/25/2025
– Application Due Date: 6/30/2023
– Total Funds: $1,291,435.60
– Maximum Award Amount: $400,000
Under the Westside Community Enrichment Initiative, eligible projects focusing on economic opportunities should aim to support individuals, organizations and communities in driving economic growth, improving livelihoods and contributing to the vitality of the community. These funds will empower communities to address local economic challenges and create long-lasting, positive impacts.
The Initiative also encompasses community improvement projects that respond to specific needs, health concerns and barriers faced by disadvantaged communities. Applicants are encouraged to think outside the box and develop projects that engage community members, foster collaboration and address the unique needs and aspirations of their local communities.
Detailed information for submitting applications and the application outline for the funding opportunity can be found on the UIPA website. Please note that the deadline for applications is 11:59 pm on June 30, 2023, and no applications will be accepted after this time. Exceptions to the deadline will only be made with written approval of the Utah Inland Port Authority. For questions regarding the application process, please reach out to Max Ivory at [email protected].
As a state entity, UIPA has a unique role to coordinate a statewide economic development and logistics system to ensure long-term sustainability and statewide value. To learn more about the Westside Community Enrichment Initiative and UIPA in general, visit inlandportauthority.utah.gov. For media inquiries, please contact Taneesa Wright at [email protected] or 801.577.7250.
About Utah Inland Port Authority
The Utah Inland Port Authority was created in 2018 to pioneer and implement strategic and sustainable logistics-backed economic solutions that enhance the lives of Utahns, and establish Utah as a global industry connector. UIPA is the leading creator of future-focused economic development, transforming economies and communities across the state through innovative logistics practices.