Uintah Basin Association
Purpose and Goals
The Uintah Basin Association of Governments was established in 1973.
Their goal is to serve as a multi-purpose organization utilizing their
combined total resources to provide a more effective means for planning
and development of the physical, economic, and human resources of the region.
The Uintah Basin AOG's functions are as follows:
1) To serve as a common forum to identify, discuss, study, and bring
into focus statewide problems with regard to local governments.
2) To provide a continuing organizational system for the exchange of
information and data to local government and to insure effective comunication
among various governmental levels.
3) To review, and coordinate state and federal programs pertaining
to local affairs, and make recommendations to the responsible agencies.
4) To act as a consolidated advisory board and liaison between governmental
units and organizations.
The policy body of UBAG is a steering committee with a voting membership
of: Two County Commissioners from each county, except Daggett County which
provides three; and, two mayors from each county, except Daggett, which
only has one town.
There are five advisory boards and councils which have responsibility
for designated programs. They are as follows:
Economic Development District (EDD)
Housing Advisory Board
Revolving Loan Board
Human Services Board
UBAG staff includes an Executive Director, 12 full time employees
and 5 temporary employees.
Programs are divided into the following areas: Economic Development;
Area Agency on Aging; Tribal Liaison/Economic Development; Revolving Loan
Fund; Weatherization; Community Service Block Grant; Community Development
Block Grant; Housing Rehabilitation; Regional Review Committee (RRC); and
Retired Senior Volunteer Program. The activities of the programs are noted
Provide demographic, economic, and procurement information
Provide technical assistance to communities for the development of financing
to complete economic development projects
Assist local governments in developing an economic base, programs, and
State Housing Assessment,
Area Agency on Aging
Information and referrals, outreach, transportation, escort, legal, home
health aid, advocacy, assessment/screening, education/training, material
aid, recreation, shopping, respite care, congregate meals, volunteers,
alternative care, and homemakers/personal care
Works with the tribe to coordinate economic development
between the tribe and cities, towns and counties.
Revolving Loan fund Program/Procurement
Create new jobs and retain existing jobs within the Uintah
Fill the finance gaps experienced by local businesses
Assist high potential start-up projects with seed capital
Provide incentives to businesses and financial institutions to invest in
expansion and start-up projects
Enable low-income individuals and families (elderly and handicapped) to
reduce energy consumption through conservation programs and home repairs
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
Emergency food, shelter, housing, fuel or transportation, medical and dental
assistance, and adequate shoes and clothing
Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)
Local governments which receive SSBG funds allocate those funds to meet
local needs. Uintah Basin Social Service Agencies can request funding
to provide a number of services through the Social Service Block Grant.
Services may include: helping people become or remain economically self-supporting;
help people become or remain able to take care of themselves; protect children
and adults who cannot protect themselves from abuse, neglect or exploitation;
help families remain together; prevent and reduce inappropriate institutional
care as much as possible by making home and community services available;
arrange for appropriate placement and services in an institution when this
is in an individual's best interest.
Community Development Block Grant
Small Cities program--to assist in developing viable urban communities.
Update economic and demographic data
Conduct a comprehensive homeless survey and obtain additional housing information
in the area
Update current listing of existing businesses
Home ownership through self-help housing
Financial council dealing with home ownership
Find replacement homes when rehabilitation isn't cost effective
Regional Review Committee (RRC)
The Regional Review Committee reviews CDBG projects and rates them according
to what they beleive is most important
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program utilizes seniors age 55+ to provide
volunteer services to various agencies, community programs, schools, hospitals,
and law enforcement agencies in the tri-county area. Currently there
are approximately 209 volunteers who have provided over 16,500 hours of
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