Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program


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

Entitlement cities of Salt Lake, Provo, Orem, Ogden, Layton, Logan, Clearfield, Sandy, St. George, Taylorsville, West Jordan, West Valley, Lehi and the urban counties of Utah, Salt Lake and Davis have similar programs designated for their areas and are not eligible for the State Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. These cities and counties are funded directly by HUD.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Policy Committee

The CDBG Policy Committee is comprised of 7 elected officials, one from each of the 7 Association of Governments (AOG). The policy committee meets 2 – 3 times per year to approve program policy changes and updates. These policies are published in the CDBG Application Policies and Procedures book and also the CDBG Grantee Handbook. Click here for further information, meeting agendas and minutes.

CDBG Application

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 Workshops