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Community Development Block Grant
Building Better Neighborhoods

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.

CDBG mandatory How to Apply Workshop flyer.
Mandatory How to Apply Workshop

Attendance is mandatory at the How to Apply Workshop for all CDBG applicants. Sponsors of special service districts, housing authorities, and non-profit organizations must also attend the workshop. During the workshop, the purpose and requirements of the CDBG will reviewed and a question and answer session will follow.

The mandatory How to Apply Workshop will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 1:30 – 3:30 pm at the Wasatch Front Regional Council, 295 North Jimmy Doolittle Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

Requests for information or questions may be directed to Christy Dahlberg at 801-363-4250 or christy@wfrc.org.

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
Recipients funded in the Wasatch Front region by year include the following.

Applications

Applications are submitted to the State Housing and Community Development Division using an online application known as WebGrants. The optional WFRC application review is due January 17, 2019. The required Webgrants application is due January 31, 2019.

Templates

Capital Investment Plan
Use the Capital Investment Plan (CIP) template when creating or revising your jurisdiction’s CIP.

Income Surveys
In order to confirm low/moderate income (LMI) eligibility for localized projects, 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, please contact the program administrator. For projects that benefit an entire city, at least 51% of all residents must be low to moderate income persons.

A survey packet in Excel format has been created for each county. 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.

The CDBG program is competitive and the Wasatch Front region has established a Regional Review Committee (RRC) to prioritize projects for funding. All projects are ranked using a set of 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 WFRC 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.

Public Comment Period

WFRC seeks public review and comment on the CDBG Draft 2019 Rating and Ranking Criteria, which will be used to prioritize projects for funding. The public comment period regarding the proposed rating and ranking criteria begins on August 20, 2018 and extends through September 26, 2018.

A public hearing will also be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 4:00 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 christy@wfrc.org, or by mail to the Wasatch Front Regional Council, Attn: Christy Dahlberg, 295 North Jimmy Doolittle Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

To ensure full participation in the public involvement process, accommodations for effective communication such as sign language interpreters or printed materials in an alternate format must be requested at least five working days prior to the date on which they will be needed. Requests for accommodations should be directed to Christy Dahlberg via the contact information specified above. For deaf/hearing impaired persons, dial 711 to make a relay call or send requests for assistance to christy@wfrc.org.

Morgan County

  • John Barber | Councilmember, Morgan County | 48 West Young Street, PO Box 886, Morgan UT 84050 | 801-829-6811
  • Lance Evans | Director, Planning and Development Department, Morgan County | 48 West Young Street, PO Box 886, Morgan UT 84050 | 801-673-3442

Tooele County

  • Jerry Houghton | Recorder, Tooele County | 47 South Main Street, Tooele City, UT 84074 | 435-843-3184
  • Myron Bateman | Commissioner, Tooele County | 47 South Main Street, Tooele City, UT 84074 | 435-843-3150

Weber County

  • Sean Wilkinson | Director of Community and Economic Development, Weber County | 2380 Washington Boulevard, #240, Ogden, UT 84401 | 801-399-8765
  • Mark Allen | Mayor, Washington Terrace City | 5249 South Pointe Drive, Washington Terrace, UT 84405 | 801-721-2269

Wasatch Front Regional Council

  • Christy Dahlberg | CDBG Program Manager | 295 North Jimmy Doolittle Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84116 | 801-363-4250

2018 Meetings

2017 Meetings

Consolidated Plan

The Consolidated Plan is a requirement of the HUD, CDBG Small Cities Program. The intent of the Consolidated Plan is to help identify local needs and guide the expenditure of various community development funds aimed at addressing those needs in an ongoing fashion. A five-year consolidated plan is a requirement to receive program funding and all applying entities are invited to participate in the Consolidated Plan’s planning process.

Annual Action Plan

The five-year 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 and matches resources to priority needs and goals.

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