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Community Impact Board approves funding for county jail
The Utah Permanent Community Impact Board (CIB) approved a request to fund $7.5 million toward the construction of a new county jail.
The $7.5 million was awarded as a 30 year, two and one half percent interest loan. The new county jail will be a 200 bed facility.
“This facility will solve the severe overcrowding issues at the current Kane County Jail,” said Community Impact Board member and Garfield County Commissioner Maloy Dodds, representing the Five County Association of Governments. “A jail of this size will accommodate the growth Kane County has and will continue to experience.”
The Community Impact Board awards grants and low-interest loans to cities, towns and counties impacted by mining and the extraction of oil and gas on federal land. Projects funded by the CIB benefit rural Utah by creating safer, more livable communities. The program is managed by the Division of Housing and Community Development under the Utah Department of Community and Culture.