State Funded Grants

IDC grants are awarded by State Fiscal Year (SFY) and supplement local government spending to:

  • Assist local governments in providing indigent defense services that meet the Commission's Core Principles for Indigent Defense Systems, to ensure effective representation of indigent individuals;
  • Establish and maintain local indigent defense case management and data collection systems;
  • Provide indigent defense services in addition to those currently provided by the system; and
  • Provide training and continuing legal education for indigent defense service providers.

State Fiscal Year 2024 Grant Process

In January 2023, the IDC will begin project development and grant selection for SFY 2024 grants. The IDC grant application process will consist of:

   1- A System Needs Evaluation and Caseload Surveys due January 20, 2023.

   2- A collaborative project development period in March.

   3- An application for funding in April.

A Notice of Funding Opportunity will be released in early 2023 outlining the IDC's funding priorities and the grant process timeline for the year.

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Core Principles for Indigent Defense Systems

This document sets forth core principles for the provision of indigent defense representation in the state of Utah. By state law, the provision of indigent defense services is delegated to local governments. Link to Core Principles

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Contested Adoption

Reimbursement forms for private, contested paternal rights termination actions and information on contested adoption amendments, "Termination of Parental Rights Amendments." Link to forms and Contested Adoption page