In an effort to improve outdoor recreation infrastructure throughout the state, the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation has awarded more than $435,112 in grant funding for 14 projects in 12 counties.

The projects’ cost totals more than $2.8 million when matching funds and private investment are included. The projects include trails, campsites, bicycle parks and more. Sixty-seven percent of the approved grant funds will support projects in rural counties.

The office received 28 applications seeking more than $1.1 million in grant funding for projects valued at $4.7 million. The 14 recipient projects are expected to create 81 jobs, including 67 in rural Utah.

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