Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

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What is CDBG?

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a federally funded grant program designed to help communities with their greatest community development needs. Community projects that are supported by CDBG funds must be designed to principally benefit low and moderate-income families.

What is the purpose of the CDBG program?

The program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons.

Is CDBG a federal entitlement program?

Yes. Cities with populations of at least 50,000 are entitled to receive annual grants. HUD determines the amount of each entitlement grant by a statutory dual formula which uses several objective measures of community needs, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing, and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.

Does Taylorsville qualify for this grant program?

Yes. The 2005 estimated population for Taylorsville, Utah is 60,988. Taylorsville became a CDBG “entitlement community” in 1997, which occurred shortly after municipal incorporation on July 1, 1996.

How does Taylorsville use CDBG funds?

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires entitlement communities to create a Consolidated One Year Action Plan and a Consolidated Five Year Action Plan. These "action plans" are intended to ensure that City officials properly administrate CDBG funds in a manner that is consistent with community goals and compliant with federal restrictions. The City is required to hold at least two public hearings to receive comments on a proposed action plan prior to adoption. The Department of Housing and Urban Development must approve the adopted action plans prior to the release of CDBG allocations.

Where can I learn more?

Federal administration of the CDBG program is through the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), which is a division of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Need help?

For additional assistance regarding CDBG grant applications or more information on the action plans for Taylorsville, Utah, please contact

Amanda Roman, Associate Planner
801-963-5400 ext. 3015
aroman@taylorsvilleut.gov

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