State Funding Grants

The IDC grants 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.

FY21 COVID-related One-time Funding

Application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 25

The IDC is currently accepting applications for one-time funding to be used for short-term indigent defense needs. The project period for this opportunity is April 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021. This funding opportunity is exclusively for equipment, supplies, or other one-time COVID related expenses supporting indigent defense services, which are not currently provided for in the Indigent Defense System’s budget. Requests for new contract positions, pay increases, or for defense resources outside an existing IDC grant will not be considered. Expenses must be accrued during the project period and those expenses must be paid by July 10, 2021 to qualify for reimbursement.

Current grantees use the Grant Modification Request Form.
Use link in Grants menu to access the form. 

New applicants use the FY21 Non-Lapsing Funds Grant Application.
link in Grants menu to go to the Grant Application page.

For more information regarding this opportunity please contact Greg Bates, or 801-979-3358

FY22 Grant Application Process

The IDC has begun project development and grant selection for State FY22 grants. The FY22 IDC grant application process consists of:

1- An online System Needs Evaluation and Caseload Surveys completed in January.

2- A collaborative project development period during February and March.

3- A simplified application in April.

The deadline for submitting the System Needs Evaluation and Caseload Surveys has been extended to February 19, 2021, for new applicant systems.

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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