Community Development Block Grant Program

Overview

The State of Utah Community Development Block Grant program provides grants to cities of fewer than 50,000 people and counties of fewer than 200,000.

The CDBG program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (HCDA). The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is responsible for monitoring the state of Utah to ensure compliance with CDBG program requirements. Applicants should be aware that, if funded, they must comply with various federal regulations including Davis-Bacon Labor standards and the environmental regulations found at 24 CFR Part 58.

The purpose of the small cities program is "to assist in developing viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate incomes."

Ineligible Communities and Counties

The entitlement cities of Clearfield, Layton, Lehi, Logan, Ogden, Orem, Provo, Salt Lake City, Sandy, St. George, South Jordan, Taylorsville, West Jordan, West Valley City, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah counties have similar programs designated for their areas and are not eligible for the State Small Cities CDBG program. Potential applicants should contact those entities directly.

CDBG Applications

The annual "How to Apply" workshops are held throughout the state in October and November.  These workshops provide information about the amount of funding that is available in each of the seven regions in the state, eligible projects and the application process.  Applicants must attend one of these workshops in order to be eligible to apply.  Information about the workshops can be found by contacting the local Association of Governments (AOG) office.  (See the link for the workshop schedule) CDBG How to Apply Workshop