The Trust: Utah’s trust land endowment for education
At the time of statehood, Congress granted parcels of land to Utah from which revenue could be generated to support specific state institutions, particularly education. Today, more than three million acres of Utah land are held in trust to generate revenue for and the exclusive benefit of the K-12 public school system. How it works:
- Revenue from management and development of school trust lands is deposited into the Permanent School Fund.
- The Fund is invested, and annual interest and dividends are distributed to public schools.
- Each School Community Council determines the greatest needs at its school and allocates the funds accordingly.