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.

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 due May 20, 2021.

4- Final Commission review of applications will be June 3, 2021.

5- Grants begin July 1, 2021.



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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