Utah Administrative Code

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R357. Governor, Economic Development.

Rule R357-26. Rural Rapid Manufacturing Grant Program.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R357-26-101. Title.

This rule is known as the "Rural Rapid Manufacturing Grant Program Rule."

R357-26-102. Definitions.

In addition to the definitions in Title 63N, Chapter 4, Section 602 as defined or used in this rule:

(2) "Office" means the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

(3) "Project" means:

(a) construction or renovation of a rapid manufacturing clothing production laboratory, engineering and computer graphics laboratory, manufacturing systems laboratory, or textile science laboratory designed to train students and employees;

(b) the building and improvement of equipment to provide opportunities for students and employees to train and participate in rapid manufacturing; or

(c) training and scholarships for students and employees to participate in rapid manufacturing employment opportunities.

R357-26-103. Authority.

(1) Subsection 63N-4-604(1) requires the office to make rules establishing the eligibility and reporting criteria for an entity to receive a grant.

R357-26-104. Content of Application.

The following content shall, at minimum, be included in each entity's application for a grant:

(1) organizational information including:

(a) entity name;

(b) entity address;

(c) entity telephone number;

(d) entity Tax ID;

(e) entity contact(s);

(f) contact(s) email addresses;

(g) contact(s) telephone numbers; and

(h) amount of grant funding request.

(2) Supporting documentation including:

(a) list stakeholders and partners involved in the grant project and the roles they will perform;

(b) letter(s) of support from all entities involved in the project;

(c) letter of support from the community in which the project will take place;

(d) quotes and bids for proposed project;

(e) drafts or renderings of the proposed construction or renovation projects, and/or pictures of existing property to be modified to accommodate a laboratory;

(f) the entity's W9 form, or the applicant's State of Utah vendor number if the applicant is currently a state vendor; and

(g) project plan that includes:

(i) project proposal;

(ii) scope of work;

(iii) itemized budget;

(iv) timeline;

(v) deliverables and outcomes; and

(vi) how the deliverable and outcomes will be gathered and tracked.

(3) In addition to the requirements in this section non-profit entities that apply for grant funding are required to submit:

(b) IRS designation letter;

(c) non-profit organization W-9;

(d) charitable Solicitation Permit;

(e) certificate of good standing;

(f) Articles of Incorporation;

(g) By-laws;

(h) list of board members;

(i) GRAMA form (request for confidentiality); and

(j) letter of support from the Economic Development Director or County/City Official in the designated area.

R357-26-105. Application and Approval Procedure.

(1) The office will use a scoring system to analyze the awarding of grants and grant amounts. The scoring system will be made available in the instructions to the application.

(2) If, after review of an application provided by an entity the office determines that the application provides reasonable justification for authorizing a grant and if there are available funds for the grant, the office shall enter into a written agreement with the entity for a term no longer than 18 months.

(3) An entity, without prior written approval from the office, may not commence performance on the contract until the contract agreement is completely executed.

R357-26-106. Project Reimbursement.

(1) Awarded entities will be required to submit, at minimum, the following documentation upon reimbursement request:

(a) a letter of request on entity letterhead specifying the amount requested and certifying that the project is either partially completed (up to 50%) or fully completed and all invoices have been paid. The Letter of Request shall be signed and the accuracy of the information verified by a company officer;

(b) copies of all invoices and evidence of payment (checks, bank statements or loan agreements) for work on the project;

(c) photo evidence that the project is partially completed (up to 50%) or fully completed. Provide several photos of the project, the building, expansion, installed and functioning equipment; and

(2) Partial reimbursement payment may be made through the course of the 18 month term of the contract, not to exceed 50% of expenses incurred during the development of the project. A request-for-funds form and itemization sheet will be required to be signed and submitted to receive the initial 50% of funds.

KEY

rural manufacturing, economic development

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

September 23, 2019

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

63N-4-604(1)


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R357, please contact the promulgating agency (Governor, Economic Development). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.