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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Grants to Utah Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, and
Individuals to Improve Living Conditions in Eligible Locations

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - West Valley City (WVC)

Deadline Date:

03/31/21 11:59 PM Receipt


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Grants to Utah nonprofit organizations, for-profits, government agencies, and individuals for programs that enhance living conditions for low-income residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support activities in the areas of economic advancement, public services, housing, and infrastructure that benefit vulnerable communities and eliminate slums and blight. Funded projects must benefit residents of West Valley City.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a source of funds for West Valley City's community development and housing programs. The CDBG program provides a comprehensive and flexible source of federal funds, to address a wide range of community development needs. The program's primary objective is to promote the development of viable urban communities by providing the following to persons of low and moderate-income(s):

  • Decent affordable housing
  • A suitable living environment
  • Providing services to the most vulnerable
  • Expanded economic opportunities. 

All projects must:

  1. Meet one of the following national objectives of the CDBG Program: Benefit low- to moderate-income persons in West Valley City; or aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight.  
  2. Be located in West Valley City or demonstrate that the project beneficiaries reside within West Valley City. In the case of homeless services, the beneficiary's last permanent residence must have been in West Valley City.  
  3. Be identified as an eligible CDBG activity in one of the following four categories: Housing, Economic Development, Public or Supportive Services, or Infrastructure.

Eligible Activities:

  • Acquisition of Real Property
  • Disposition
  • Public Facilities and Improvements
  • Clearance
  • Public Services
  • Interim Assistance
  • Relocation
  • Loss of Rental Income
  • Privately-Owned Utilities
  • Rehabilitation
  • Construction of Housing
  • Code Enforcement
  • Special Economic Development Activities
  • Microenterprise Assistance
  • Special Activities by CBDOs
  • Homeownership Assistance
  • Planning and Capacity Building
  • Program Administration Costs
  • Miscellaneous Other Activities

For more information on these activities, see page 12 of the CDBG Guide to National Objectives Eligible Activities PDF in Supporting Documents, below. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 142274

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The total CDBG allocation for West Valley City is anticipated to be approximately $ 1,070,481 in FY 2021-2022. Of this amount (20%) will be allocated for program administration and activities promoting fair housing, this amount is automatically deducted from the total available funding. Of the remaining $856,385, a maximum of $160,572 (15%) can be allocated to Public or Supportive Service activities and the balance may be allocated to Neighborhood or Infrastructure projects.

Public Service/Supportive Service - $10,000 minimum request.

Neighborhood Improvement or Infrastructure (typically, though not always, hard cost) - minimum $15,000 request.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any individual, for-profit organization, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or governmental agency may apply for CDBG funds.

Note: For-profit and nonprofit economic development ventures are only eligible for loans. Applicants must be in and maintain compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. All applications must also comply with the regulations of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program found in 24 CFR Part 570 and as described in the specific requirements listed under the "Requirements" tab.

Only projects and activities that are able to meet the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) criteria for CDBG eligibility will be awarded funds.

The general rule in the CDBG program is that any activity that is not authorized under the provisions of §§ 570.201-570.206 (or, where applicable, the statute) is ineligible to be assisted with CDBG funds. The following activities may not be assisted with CDBG funds under any circumstance:
- Buildings or portions thereof, used for the general conduct of government
- General government expenses
- Political activities

For more information on ineligible expenses, see page 97 of the CDBG Guide to National Objectives Eligible Activities PDF in Supporting Documents.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by no later than March 31, 2021, at 11:59 PM.

All applicants must provide proof of authorization to request funds, such as board authorization or CEO letter of approval. For internal West Valley City applicants, this can be a signed letter from your Department Head.

All applicants must have or obtain a DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) Number prior to the awarding of funds.

In the case of multiple requests, all applicants must submit a separate application for each activity or project type, including separating public service/supportive service requests and Neighborhoods or Infrastructure requests at the same facility.

All applicants should identify additional sources of funding, both applied for and approved, for the project in question.

For applications seeking Economic Development assistance, submit proposals under the sponsorship of a financial institution or development corporation, that provides funding at least equal to the amount of CDBG assistance being sought.

Questions regarding this application should be directed in writing, via email, to the Contact Person listed in ZoomGrants. The deadline for submitting such questions is three (3) business days prior to the due date for applications. Answers will be issued through ZoomGrants within two business days.

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West Valley City, UT 84119

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