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Program

Transportation and Land Use Connection

Prospective projects should consider the program goals, as follows:

  • Help local governments create desired livable communities and focus growth in centers
  • Foster a prosperous and livable region as outlined in the Wasatch Choice 2050 growth principles
  • Encourage coordination of land use plans with existing or planned regional transportation
  • Reduce travel demand by enabling shorter commutes, providing more travel choices, and cultivating alternative land development strategies
  • Promote multi jurisdictional collaboration and regional impact
  • Support local outreach and engagement efforts that promote broader stakeholder involvement

Awarded Projects

Eligibility

Assistance is available to municipalities, counties, townships, and multi-jurisdictional groups of local governments within the Wasatch Front Regional Council area of responsibility (Box Elder, Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, Tooele, and Weber Counties).  The WFRC encourages applications from two or more jurisdictions working together, within county boundaries.

Eligible projects include but are not limited to:

  • Using WC2040 resources like Envision Tomorrow Plus (ET+) to generate land use scenarios for planning purposes
  • Projects that involve multi-jurisdictional coordination and regional collaboration
  • Activities that help to implement previously-adopted plans, such as revisions to ordinances or other land use regulations
  • Assistance with public participation related to developing or implementing local plans
  • Site assessments to determine feasibility of projects like transit oriented development project or first last mile strategies
  • Studies or specific plans related to important local issues, such as housing, transportation choices, or market studies
  • Developing local “visions” or plans

Non-Eligibility

Project phases such as land acquisition, engineering, or capital investment, are not intended to be pursued through Transportation and Land Use Connection.

Community Contribution

Transportation and Land Use Connection was created to assist communities with challenging planning projects. For a competitive project, financial and in-kind community contribution is required. For applicants that receive assistance over $20,000 a minimum matched financial commitment of ten percent is required, and a minimum twenty five percent financial match is suggested.  For applicants that receive less than $20,000 in assistance, a financial match of ten percent is encouraged and a minimum of 6.77 percent is required. A strong in-kind contribution demonstrates the commitment from the local government increases the competitiveness of the application.

Evaluation

Selection criteria can be found here.

Wasatch Front Regional Staff is available to provide insight into how this resource can best serve your city, and to help communities produce a strong application.



Contact Info:

Additional information on Transportation and Land Use Connection may be obtained by contacting Megan Townsend.