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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.

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


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 15, 2020. The required Webgrants application is due January 31, 2020.


Public Hearings
Use the following templates for public hearings.

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.

The Draft FY 2020 Rating and Ranking Criteria are out for public comment until October 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Please contact Christy Dahlberg to submit your comments. A public hearing will take place October 24, 2019 at 4:00 PM at the Wasatch Front Regional Council located at 41 North Rio Grande Street, Suite 103, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 if you would like to submit your comments in person.

Morgan County

  • Roland Haslam | Councilmember, Morgan County | 48 West Young Street, PO Box 886, Morgan UT 84050 | 801-710-6528
  • Lance Evans | Director, Planning and Development Department, Morgan County | 48 West Young Street, PO Box 886, Morgan UT 84050 | 801-673-3442

Tooele County

  • Rachelle Custer | Community Development Director, Tooele County | 47 South Main Street, Tooele City, UT 84074 | 435-843-3160
  • Kendall Thomas | 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 | 41 North Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 | 801-363-4250

2020 Meetings

2019 Meetings

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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