Federal Grant Programs
Salt Lake City is prioritizing housing and neighborhood development needs and wants to hear from you!
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a powerful tool that empowers people to create viable urban communities through a comprehensive and flexible source of federal funds. These funds can be used to address local housing and community development needs. The CDBG grant was established as a "bricks and mortar" grant to help cities improve housing, public facilities and infrastructure for low- and moderate-income persons.
In order for a project to be eligible for CDBG funding it must meet one of three national objectives and be an eligible activity. To meet the national objective, the project must benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevent or eliminate slum or blight, or meet urgent conditions that pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community.
Eligible activities include acquisition and disposition of real property, public facility and infrastructure improvements, clearance activities, public services, housing rehabilitation, home ownership assistance, micro-enterprise assistance, economic development, and planning activities.
The CDBG program advances through an annual process that usually begins in early Fall with solicitation of project applications. The process includes project review by city staff, the Community Development Advisory Committee, and the Mayor. Funding recommendations are made by CDAC and the Mayor to the City Council who has the final funding approval authority. Successful projects receive their funding in July of the year following submission of their application.
Citizen participation is a critical part of the CDBG process. Applications which have an impact on a particular neighborhood are presented to the CDAC committee at neighborhood meetings in order to provide the neighborhood the opportunity to participate in the CDBG process.
For more information about the CDBG program, contact Jennifer Schumann at (801) 535-7276
Salt Lake City awarded its rapid re-housing funds to The Road Home and its homelessness prevention funds to the Salt Lake Community Action Program. Individuals seeking assistance from these funds should contact The Road Home at 801-328-8996 if currently homeless, or the Salt Lake Community Action Program at 801-359-2444 if at risk of becoming homeless for assistance information.
It is the intent of Salt Lake City, through participation with the HOME program, to maximize participation by the private sector, including non-profit organizations and for-profit entities, in the implementation of the City's approved Consolidated Plan. This effort will include participation in the financing, development, rehabilitation and management of affordable housing. Eligible applicants include: 1) non-profit organizations, 2) for-profit entities, 3) nonprofit community housing development organizations, and 4) public agencies. The HOME program requires applicants to provide a 25% non-federal match.
This program advances through an annual process that begins with the solicitation of applications and includes project review by city staff, the Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board (HTFAB) and the Mayor. Funding recommendations are made by the HTFAB and the Mayor to the City Council, which has the final funding approval authority. The City Council will approve the final funding recommendations in April of each year. Successful projects receive their funding in July of the year following submission of their application.
social services to the homeless. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines ESG eligible activities as:
- renovation, major rehabilitation, or conversion of buildings for use as emergency shelters for the homeless;
- provision of essential services to the homeless;
- payment for shelter maintenance, operation, rent, repairs, security, fuel, equipment, insurance, utilities, food and furnishings;
- developing and implementing homeless prevention activities.
This program advances through an annual process that begins with the solicitation of applications and includes project review by city staff, the Community Development CIP Advisory Board (CDCIP) and the Mayor. Funding recommendations are made by CDCIP and the Mayor to the City Council, which has the final funding approval authority. The City Council approves the final funding recommendations in April of each year. Successful projects receive their funding in July of the year following submission of their application.
Funding is provided to the State of Utah and starting in 2001-02, also provided to Salt Lake City Corporation for services within the eligible metropolitan statistical area (EMSA) which now includes all of Salt Lake, Tooele and Summit Counties. Any requests for funding within Salt Lake, Tooele and Summit Counties should be filed with Salt Lake City.
Grants are provided by formula locations to states and metropolitan areas with the largest number of cases and incidence of AIDS and also by competitive selection of projects proposed by state and local governments and nonprofit organizations.
Since the beginning of the program in 1992, the Federal government has made available more than $1.27 billion in HOPWA funds to support community efforts to create and operate HIV/AIDS housing initiatives. HOPWA has helped thousands of people who face severe challenges in meeting personal, medical and housing costs during their illness with assistance that helps them avoid homelessness by addressing housing needs with access to medical and other care.
Salt Lake City is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to create a five-year Consolidated Action Plan and a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) in order to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds. Please see the current plans below.
The Salt Lake City Council has adopted allocations for the City’s 2016-2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. Funding allocations are subject to the approval of Salt Lake City’s 2016-17 Action Plan by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Allocated funds represent a $5,641,184 investment into the community to support housing opportunities, public service programs, and neighborhood improvements for low and moderate-income residents.
The Neighborhood Building Improvement Program is one of the resources offered by Salt Lake City’s Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development to support and strengthen the city’s neighborhoods.
The program is intended to revitalize neighborhood commercial areas, enhance the livability of adjacent communities, and support local businesses.