The rural Piute School district and the small Sevier County community of Koosharem have been awarded $77,000 in grant money by the Utah Community Impact Fund Board for special projects.

The school district will use its $55,627 to complete construction of a new gymnasium and auditorium at Piute High School in Junction.The $22,000 Koosharem received will complete financing for a fire and ambulance building.

CIB funds are generated by mineral lease royalties in the state and provide financial assistance to energy impacted communities.