FY 2016 Appropriation

The Navajo Revitalization Fund is to help the Navajo Nation Reservation in San Juan County, Utah with capital projects, infrastructure, housing projects, educational endowments, and promotion of Navajo culture. Funds may not be used for general operating budgets of eligible entities nor for costs of private business ventures. Eligible entities include the Navajo Nation and its divisions as well as nonprofit organizations that may be impacted by mineral resource development.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $2,043,200 from all sources for Navajo Revitalization Fund. This is a 0 percent change from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources.

Allocate New Funds Within One Year

Allocate New Funds Within One Year

Investments in New and Improved Sanitary Housing

Investments in New and Improved Sanitary Housing


Statutory authority for the Fund comes from UCA 35A-8-1704 and 59-5-119. This Fund receives revenue automatically as per UCA 35A-8-1704. For Navajo lands, the Fund receives 33% of severance taxes from wells existing before July 1996 and 80% of taxes from new wells beginning production on or after July 1996. The maximum annual deposit cannot exceed $3,000,000. If the annual deposit were to exceed $3,000,000 then the excess would go into the General Fund. UCA 35A-8-1704 allows for up to 4% of the annual revenues for administration of the Fund.

Intent Language

SB0002: Item 192

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the Navajo Revitalization Fund line item: (1) Allocate new and re-allocated funds within one year to improve the quality of life for those living on the Utah portion of the Navajo Reservation (Target = $4.57 million allocated) and (2) Improve the housing stock on the Navajo Reservation by investing in new and improved sanitary housing (Target = $3.0 million invested) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.

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