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Impact Grant Program

Welcome to the ElevateUT Disc Golf Impact Grant Program! This program is dedicated to supporting and improving disc golf courses throughout Utah. We specialize in providing assistance for essential course enhancements, such as replacing baskets and repairing tee pads. Our focus is on making direct, tangible improvements to your local disc golf courses. Come to us with your needs for course upgrades, and let's work together to elevate the standard of disc golf in Utah through practical and impactful projects.

What can it do?

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Minor fixes & Upgrades

Need a new basket, or new tee signs? Reach out and see how we can help!

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Large Renovations

Do you need a retaining wall for a trail or tee pad?  Or add a new hole?

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New Course

We will BUY THE BASKETS for a new course. Reach out and find out how.

Section 1: Introduction

Welcome to the ElevateUT Disc Golf Impact Grant Program!

ElevateUT is excited to announce the ElevateUT Disc Golf Impact Grant Program, a transformative initiative set to reshape the disc golf scene in Utah. This program is not just a funding source; it's a key driver for community development, outdoor recreation enhancement, and the promotion of disc golf as an inclusive sport. Designed to support the improvement and creation of disc golf facilities, the program aims to bridge urban and rural divides, providing accessible and enriching spaces for everyone. Recognizing the sport's potential to unite communities, promote wellness, and offer accessible leisure, this initiative marks a significant step towards nurturing and expanding the disc golf landscape in diverse Utah environments.

 

Our program's approach is deeply collaborative, seeking active partnerships with local governments, disc golf clubs, and community organizations. By fostering these relationships, we aim to initiate a ripple effect of positive change, making each funded project more than just a physical improvement – it's an investment in a more vibrant, connected community life. The program is designed to engage a broad spectrum of participants, from seasoned players to newcomers, underscoring our belief in disc golf's power to unite people through shared experiences. We're committed to not only providing financial support but also cultivating a spirit of teamwork and inclusivity. Our ultimate goal is to see disc golf courses become thriving community hubs, fostering friendships, skill development, and a shared passion for the sport.

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"Disc Golf is a common thing you should have on your menu. It's not weird or avant-garde anymore. It's like a playground. You should have one in your city.

Bill Maertz, director of community services for the city of Santee, California

Section 2: About the Program

Three Grant Tiers for Diverse Needs

  • Pioneer Impact Grant: Up to $7,500 for the development of new disc golf courses, expanding the reach of the sport to new areas and communities.

    • Application Deadline: June 1st

  • Expansion Impact Grant: Up to $2,500 aimed at significant upgrades to existing courses, enhancing the player experience and course quality.

    • Application Deadline: June 1st

  • Enhancement Impact Grant: Up to $500 for minor improvements, ensuring courses are well-maintained and continue to provide a great experience.

    • Application Deadline: No deadline

I am thrilled to have the Tetons Disc Golf Course in West Jordan. The residents have expressed their appreciation of having it close by. We hope to add another as it is such a popular sport.

Mayor Dirk Burton, West Jordan

Section 3: How to Apply

Let's Chat
What tier are you intersted in?
Who are you?

Thanks for reaching out! We’ll get back to you soon.

Section 4: FAQ

Your Questions Answered

Navigating a grant program can raise several questions. In this section, we’ve compiled a list of FAQs to provide you with quick, clear answers about the ElevateUT Disc Golf Impact Grant Program.

  1. Who is eligible to apply for the grants?

    • Eligibility extends to municipalities, disc golf clubs, community organizations, and educational institutions in Utah seeking to develop or enhance disc golf facilities.

  2. What are the different types of grants available?

    • There are three grant tiers: Pioneer Impact Grants for new courses, Expansion Impact Grants for major upgrades to existing courses, and Enhancement Impact Grants for minor improvements.

  3. How does the matching funds requirement work?

    • For the Pioneer and Expansion grants applicants are required to match the grant amount, doubling the total investment in the project. For example, a $2,500 Expansion grant needs to be matched with another $2,500 by the applicant for a total of $5,000 going into the project.

  4. I am applying for a Pioneer or Expansion grant, do I need to request the full amount?

    1. No, you can request any amount up to the total amount. $7,500 for Pioneer and $2500 for Expansion.

  5. What types of projects are favored?

    • Projects that demonstrate strong community support, feasibility, sustainability, and alignment with the goals of improving and expanding disc golf in Utah are prioritized.

  6. How are grant applications evaluated?

    • Applications are assessed based on criteria like relevance, impact, feasibility, community support, and sustainability. A scoring template ensures a fair and thorough evaluation process.

  7. What is the application deadline?

    • The deadline to have the Pioneer and Expansion grants submitted is June 1st. There is no deadline for Enhancement Grants, and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

  8. Can funds be used for maintenance or staffing costs?

    • Grant funds are primarily intended for physical projects like course development or enhancements. Details on allowable expenses are provided in the grant guidelines.

  9. What happens if my project exceeds the grant amount?

    • Applicants are encouraged to have a clear plan for any additional funding required beyond the grant amount, including their matching funds.

  10. How can I get help with my application?

    • Use the contact form above to open a conversation with our staff.

  11. When will successful applicants be notified?

    • The notification timeline is outlined in the application process. All applicants will receive communication regarding the outcome of their application. For Enhancement grant requests, you should expect communication within 5 business days.

Still have questions? If your query isn’t covered here, please feel free to reach out to us directly for personalized assistance. We are committed to supporting you in your efforts to enhance disc golf in our communities.

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