Central Wasatch Commission seeking short-term project ideas

UTAH — The Central Wasatch Commission has launched its 2023 Call for Ideas during which the public can submit proposals for short-term projects.

The ideas must benefit the Millcreek Canyon, Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons, or the Wasatch Back area. Among the potential project focuses are ecosystem or watershed protection, improvements to canyon transportation or transit, stewarding year-round recreation, or sustaining the economic vitality of the Wasatch area canyons. Priority will be given to ideas submitted before April 3.

Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full project proposal containing budget requirements, a timeline, and letters of support from land managers. The project must be implemented within a 6-12 month period and be proposed by a non-profit, community group, or private entity. The project can not request more than $15,000 from the commission, and those with dedicated funds from an outside entity will be given increased weighting during the review.

The Central Wasatch Commission was formed in 2017 and is comprised of 10 jurisdictions, including Summit County, Park City, Salt Lake City, Millcreek, Cottonwood Heights, Sandy City, the Town of Brighton, and the Town of Alta. Additionally, the Utah Transit Authority, Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake and Sandy, and the Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest are considered ex officio members.

More information about the application and specific guidelines can be found on the Central Wasatch Commission website.


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