BATC awarded USDA grants

U.S. Department of Agriculture State Director Dave Conine has announced five Rural Business Enterprise Grant awards in Utah and two of them were awarded to the Bridgerland Applied Technology Center.

The grants are to assist improvement and career training to strengthen rural areas as well as assist business development.

BATC has received a $20,000 grant to purchase equipment needed for their Commercial Driver’s License program. The project will enable students to be trained using equipment comparable to what is used in the trucking industry.

Bridgerland also received a $30,000 grant to purchase equipment for the Cache Business Resource Center Kitchen Incubator. Local businesses are permitted access to this commercial grade kitchen which also meets Food and Drug Administration standards. The kitchen incubator is anticipated to enable new and existing food-related businesses to continue operations until they are able to purchase equipment for private commercial kitchens.

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