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. The Draft 2023 Rating and Ranking Criteria is open for public comment until September 7, 2022.
For additional information regarding the CDBG, please contact Christy Dahlberg.
The Wasatch Front region expects to receive just over $1 million to appropriate in the FY 2022 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