State Funded Grants

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.

Grant Application Process


The IDC has awarded State Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) grants. The FY22 grant year runs from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Application information for FY23 will be released toward the end of the calendar 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