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Program

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT SMALL CITIES PROGRAM

CDBG

The Wasatch Front Regional Council administers the Community Development Block Grant, Small Cities Program for the Wasatch Front Region in coordination with the State of Utah, Housing and Community Development Division.  Funding for the program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the guidelines of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.

The purpose of the program is to assist in developing viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

CDBG 2016/2017 Program Year Schedule

FUNDING


2017 Grantees 

The Wasatch Front Region expects to receive $622,000 to appropriate in the FY 2018 program year.  The CDBG Small Cities Program is open to all eligible entities within the Wasatch Front Region which include cities with a population of 50,000 or less and counties with a population of 200,000 or less.

In the Wasatch Front Region there are 25 cities and 3 counties that qualify: Morgan County, Tooele County, Weber County, Morgan City, Grantsville City, Ophir Town, Rush Valley Town, Stockton City, Tooele City, Vernon Town, Wendover City, Farr West City, Harrisville City, Hooper City, Huntsville City, Marriott-Slaterville City, North Ogden City, Plain City, Pleasant View City, Riverdale City, Roy City, South Ogden City, Uintah City, Washington Terrace City, and West Haven City. **Non-profit organizations or special service districts may apply through the sponsorship of an eligible city, town or county.


ELIGIBLE PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES

Some eligible activities include:
  • Planning assistance
  • Assistance to communities and non-profit entities for community development activities
  • Removal of barriers that restrict the accessibility of the elderly or handicapped
  • Property acquisition for public purposes
  • Construction or reconstruction of streets, water, and sewer facilities
  • Promotion of neighborhood centers
  • Creation or rehabilitation of recreation facilities
  • Installation or modification of public works infrastructure
  • Demolition of buildings and improvements
  • Rehabilitation of public and private buildings
  • Housing lot acquisition for multiple-family housing construction

HISTORY OF CDBG RECIPIENTS


Refer to the following links to view a history of grantees funded in the Wasatch Front Region by year.

2017 Grantees

2016 Grantees

2015 Grantees

2014 Grantees

2013 Grantees

2012 Grantees

2011 Grantees

2010 Grantees

2009 Grantees

2008 Grantees

2007 Grantees


APPLICATION INFORMATION AND TEMPLATES


CDBG Application

Applications are submitted to the State Housing and Community Development Division using an online application, known as Webgrants. 

New users, you can register in Webgrants by clicking here.
If you have already registered, log in to Webgrants by clicking here.

Templates

Capital Investment Plan (CIP): Use this template when creating or revising your jurisdiction's Capital Investment Plan.

TEMPLATE Capital Investment Plan

Income Surveys: In order to confirm LMI eligibility, cities and counties must conduct an income survey of the households that are expected to benefit from the project.  Income surveys can be challenging.  If you are a new applicant and need to conduct a survey, or if you have any questions regarding the survey process, contact LaNiece Davenport A survey packet has been created for each county (in excel).  Use the appropriate template when conducting a site-specific or community-wide income survey.  Each packet includes the Income Form, Survey Tally Sheet, and Survey Methodology form.

Morgan County Survey Packet - CDBG Program 2017
Tooele County Survey Packet - CDBG Program 2017
Weber County Survey Packet - CDBG Program 2017


**NEW** RATING AND RANKING CRITERIA


DRAFT 2018 CDBG Rating and Ranking Criteria

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND OPEN HOUSE FOR THE WASATCH FRONT REGIONAL COUNCIL'S DRAFT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT - SMALL CITIES PROGRAM PROJECT RATING AND RANKING CRITERIA

The WFRC seeks public review and comment on its Draft Fiscal Year 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Small Cities Program, Project Rating and Ranking Criteria (Criteria). We invite the public’s comments from Monday, July 24, 2017 through Thursday, August 24, 2017.

In addition to the public comment period referenced above, WFRC will hold an open house on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the WFRC office located at 295 North Jimmy Doolittle Road, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84116. Transit service to the open house may be accessed via Utah Transit Authority bus 453 and bus 551.
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The CDBG program is competitive.  The Wasatch Front Region has established a Regional Review Committee (RRC) to prioritize projects for funding.  All projects are ranked using a set of criteria called, Rating and Ranking Criteria.

Members of the RRC base the criteria on local needs and priorities. The State Division of Housing and Community Development and the Wasatch Front Regional Council work with RRC members to ensure projects meet local state and federal requirements.

Each applicant is strongly encouraged to review the Rating and Ranking Criteria to determine a project's potential to receive funding.

RRC MEMBERSHIP AND MEETINGS

 
RRC Membership 2015 - 2017

May 23, 2017
Agenda | Minutes | Recording

February 21, 2017

Agenda | Minutes | Recording

CONSOLIDATED PLAN


The Consolidated Plan is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program.  The intent of the Plan is to help identify local needs and to guide the expenditure of various community development funds aimed at addressing those needs in an ongoing fashion.

The new five-year Consolidated Plan 2015-2020 is complete. Thank you to those that completed the online survey and participated in consultation efforts.

FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN
A five-year plan is necessary to receive program funding. All entities wishing to receive CDBG funds must participate in the Consolidated Plan's planning process. 

 
2017 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
The Consolidated Plan is carried out through an Annual Action Plan. The annual action plan provides a more detailed summary of the projects, programs, and actions that will be carried out for the current year. The annual action plan matches resources to priority needs and goals. 



For more information contact LaNiece Davenport



Contact Info:

Additional information on the Community Development Block Grant Program may be obtained by contacting LaNiece Davenport.