How to Apply Workshop
*mandatory for all interested applicants*
November 16, 2016, 3:30-5:30 pm
Wasatch Front Regional Council
295 Jimmy Doolittle Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Application materials are made available to prospective Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applicants at the How to Apply workshops. These workshops assist and acquaint applicants with CDBG eligibility, objectives, time frame, and the rating and ranking process. Attendance is mandatory.
HUD has identified three main program objectives:
(1) to principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons,
(2) to aid in the elimination of slum and blight,
(3) to assist a community with urgent health and welfare needs,
(4) to provide a suitable living environment.
Every project must meet one of the three objectives in order to qualify for funding. Utah's primary objective is to benefit lower income residents, primarily individuals who are at or below 80% of area median income and/or groups who are deemed to be low income, such as disadvantaged children, seniors, etc.
The Wasatch Front Region received $1,080,216 dollars to appropriate in the FY 2016 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
- Planning assistance
- Assistance to non-profit entities for community development activities
- Assistance to private entities to carry out economic 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.
APPLICATION INFORMATION AND TEMPLATES
Applications are submitted to the State Housing and Community Development Division using an online application, known as Webgrants.
Capital Investment Plan (CIP): Use this template when creating or revising your jurisdiction's 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 Sam Klemm. 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.
RATING AND RANKING CRITERIA
2017 CDBG Rating and Ranking Criteria
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.
NEW! CONSOLIDATED PLAN
Additional information on the Community Development Block Grant Program may be obtained by contacting Sam Klemm.