Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

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  • November 15, 2017 (5:00 PM) - Pre-Submittal Meeting for the 2018-19 application process.
  • December 15, 2017 - Deadline for pre-applications for the 2018-19 program year.*
  • January 8, 2018 - Deadline for full applications for the 2018-19 program year.*

*Pre-applications and full application must be submitted through ZoomGrants.


Project/Program Applications

Sandy City expects to program approximately $425,000 in CDBG funds for the 2018-19 Program Year (7/1/2018-6/30/19).  The deadline for funding request applications for project proposal is January 8, 2018.  A Pre-Submittal meeting will be held on November 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM and a pre-application is required to be submitted by December 15, 2017.  Both the pre-application and the regular application must be submitted through ZoomGrants.  ZoomGrants will be available through this page following the Pre-Submittal meeting.

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Eligible Projects

The primary national objective of the federal CDBG Program is the development of a viable urban community by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding local economic opportunities principally for the low and moderate income residents of the community. Projects funded by CDBG must meet the national objective, comply with the requirements of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and serve the needs of the City by advancing the goals and objectives of the City's Consolidated Plan.

Annual Action Plan

The City's Citizen Advisory Committee will review funding request applications.  After careful deliberation, the Committee will prepare a funding allocation recommendation, reflected in an annual action plan (AAP).  The AAP will be presented to the City Council in a public hearing for a final decision.  It is anticipated that the public hearing will be held in April of 2018.


The primary objective of the CDBG Program was established under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and signed into law under President Gerald R. Ford. This objective consisted of "the development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income." The CDBG Program was one of the first block grant programs passed by Congress and resulted as a compromise between Democratic leaders in Congress and the Nixon Administration. Congress, in an attempt to fund a comprehensive housing program, agreed to President Nixon's demand that more power be given to state and local governments by consolidating the many categorical grants that dealt with housing and community development.  Initially, from 1975 to 1982, the CDBG Program operated under detailed administrative rules including specific citizen participation requirements and housing assistance plans. Former Senator Jake Garn, as Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, pushed through Congress the Urban-rural Recovery Act of 1983 deregulating the CDBG Program. Nevertheless, the Sandy City Community Development Department must still ensure compliance to numerous federal laws and regulations in administering any CDBG activity.

Sandy City's CDBG Program

Although the CDBG Program was signed into law in 1975, it took several years for Sandy City to receive funds. From 1978 to 1982 Sandy City received CDBG funds through Salt Lake County under the CDBG Urban County Program. Once Sandy City's population grew to 50,000, Sandy City became an Entitlement City. As an Entitlement City, Sandy became eligible for CDBG funds directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the federal agency responsible for the CDBG Program. The City's own CDBG Program began with the 1982-83 program year. Since then the number of activities and funding has significantly grown. In 1988, the City Council formally established the CDBG Citizens Committee in its present form. The "Governance Guidelines and Procedures of the CDBG Program" are the city documents governing how the CDBG program is to operate. In 1992, the CDBG Committee adopted its own "Mission Statement" further refining the City's program.

Over eight million dollars in authorized expenditures have been approved for Sandy since 1978. Sandy City has operated its own Entitlement CDBG Program since 1982. Today, a Citizen Committee of seven to fifteen members who are appointed by the Mayor and City Council, recommends projects or activities for funding and review program performance. The Committee follows a locally developed Citizen Participation Plan (CDBG) required under federal regulations in reviewing and recommending CDBG activities. Most of the funds have traditionally been used for housing and public improvements. Funds have been spent for different activities such as street lamps, historic preservation, food banks, abuse counseling, crime prevention, homeless shelters, and senior citizen center improvements and programs.


Sandy City will receive approximately $365,545 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Activities that Sandy City has funded in the past include:

  • Emergency Home Repair and Accessibility Design Assistance - ASSIST
  • Counseling Services - Sandy Counseling (Visions) & Valley Behavioral Health
  • Youth Mentoring - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
  • Domestic Abuse Shelters and Support Services - YWCA, South Valley Services, & Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake
  • Homeless Shelter Operations - The Road Home & Catholic Community Services
  • Housing Rehabilitation & Weatherization - Salt Lake County Housing Authority
  • Transitional Housing for Homeless Persons - The Road Home
  • Historic Sandy Community Police Officer - Sandy City
  • Child Abuse Assessment and Treatment - Family Support Center
  • South County Food Pantry - Salt Lake Community Action Program
  • Housing Outreach Rental Program - Salt Lake Community Action Program
  • Utah Food Bank - Community Services Council
  • Capital Improvements - overlays, sidewalks, waterlines, etc. - Sandy City

When funding projects, Federal Guidelines limit the amount of money that the City can provide to certain categories of projects; HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) classifies most projects as either Public Service, Administration, or Public Facilities and Improvements. Under these guidelines, the City may allocate up to 15% of the grant to Public Services, up to 20% for Administration, and there is no cap for Infrastructure, Housing, and other Miscellaneous projects. In the event that the City allocates or spends more than the Federally mandated spending cap, the City will be required to cover the extra costs from the General Fund, and not utilize CDBG funds. The City may also be penalized and lose future funds if it exceeds the maximum caps for spending or projects are not in compliance with the CDBG program regulations.


The Sandy City Council has formed, through Resolution #88-76C, a Citizens Advisory Committee to assist the Council in preparing the annual action plan and associated budget for the City's Community Development Block Grant Program. The Committee was formed with the belief that it would help the City's CDBG Program to be more effective and responsive to meeting the needs of the low and moderate income persons of the community.

The City's CDBG Program Administrator also acts as the Staff Member to the Committee and serves as an Ex-Oficio member of the committee.

The Committee generally meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (approximately 10 meetings per year). As part of the meetings, the Committee may conduct site visits to eligible programs, review funding request applications, and hold work meetings to discuss the CDBG program. These meetings are also used to hold a couple public hearings throughout the year, some of which are joint hearings with the City Council.

The CDBG Citizen's Advisory Committee consists of up to 15 members, with no less than 7. Of the 15 members, 5 are appointed by the Mayor, and 10 are appointed by the City Council. CDBG Administrator

The Sandy City Community Development Block Grant Program is administered under the Planning and Zoning Division of the Community Development Department. The CDBG Offices are located within the Community Development Department Offices, Room 210 in City Hall, located at 10000 Centennial Parkway, Sandy, Utah.

The CDBG Program Administrator is:

Jake Warner
CDBG Program Administrator
10000 Centennial Parkway
Sandy, UT 84070-4148

Voice: 801-568-7262


The following are a collection of forms and documents pertaining to our CDBG program:


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