In coordination with the State of Utah’s Housing and Community Development Division, the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program for the Wasatch Front region. The purpose of the program is to assist in the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, principally for persons of low and moderate income. Funding for the program is provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the guidelines of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.
For additional information regarding the CDBG, please contact Christy Dahlberg.
WFRC seeks public review and comment on the Draft 2019 Annual Action Plan, which provides a detailed summary of the projects, programs, and actions that will be carried out for the current year and matches resources to priority needs and goals. The public comment period regarding the proposed rating and ranking criteria begins on February 5, 2019 and extends through March 7, 2019. A public open house will also be held on February 26, 2019 at 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the Wasatch Front Regional Council, 295 North Jimmy Doolittle Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.
Requests for information or comments may be directed to Christy Dahlberg at 801-363-4250 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to the Wasatch Front Regional Council, Attn: Christy Dahlberg, 295 North Jimmy Doolittle Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.
The Wasatch Front region expects to receive just over $870,000 to appropriate in the FY 2019 program year. The CDBG Small Cities Program is open to all cities with a population of 50,000 or less in Morgan, Tooele, and Weber counties.
Non-profit organizations or special service districts may apply through the sponsorship of an eligible city, town, or county.
Eligible projects and activities include the following provided that at least 51% of the beneficiaries are low to moderate income persons. Seniors, disabled persons, and neglected and abused children are deemed as moderate income and are therefore eligible.
- Planning assistance
- Assistance to non-profit entities for community development activities
- Removal of barriers that restrict the accessibility of the elderly or handicapped
- Property acquisition for certain public purposes
- Construction or reconstruction of streets, water, and sewer facilities
- Creation or rehabilitation of recreation facilities
- Installation or modification of public works infrastructure
- Demolition of buildings and improvements for slum and blight removal purposes
- Rehabilitation of public and private buildings
- Housing lot acquisition for multiple-family housing construction