|Utah County and all cities in Utah County are eligible to apply with the following exceptions: Alpine, Elk Ridge, Orem, Provo, and Woodland Hills||
Nonprofits with clients who reside in Utah County are eligible to apply, provided they pro-rate the clients served who reside in Orem and Provo. This is due to the fact that Orem and Provo receive their own CDBG funds
Other applicants such as quasi-governmental entities, higher education institutions, and for-profit entities are also eligible to apply if they meet specific requirements. Work with CDBG staff to determine if a project meets these requirements
CDBG National Objectives
Projects must meet one of the following:
- Benefit low- and moderate-income persons,*
- Prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or
- Address urgent catastrophic community needs
*Most activities in Utah County will fall under the first national objective. Information on how projects can qualify under the National Objectives: Basically CDBG CH 3- National Objectives
Beneficiaries (Low and Moderate Income persons)
To qualify under the first national objective, an applicant must be able to demonstrate the income eligibility of the project beneficiaries. If the project beneficiaries are not a presumed LMI group, Census block group data must show that at least 51% of the residents within the project service area are LMI. An alternative method of conducting a statistically significant survey of project beneficiaries is available upon request. Applicants are strongly encouraged to work with CDBG staff to ensure their project can prove it will serve eligible beneficiaries.
Presumed benefit/ Limited Clientele
Activities that exclusively serve a group of persons in any one or a combination of the following categories may be presumed to benefit persons 51% of whom are low- and moderate-income:
- Abused children
- Battered spouses
- Elderly persons
- Adults meeting the Bureau of the Census' Current Population Reports definition of "severely disabled"
- Homeless persons
- Illiterate adults
- Persons living with AIDS
- Migrant farm workers
Furthermore, activities benefiting LMI persons must:
- Be carried out in a neighborhood consisting predominately of persons of low and moderate income and provide services for such persons, (not less than 51% of the residents of such area are persons of low and moderate income,) or
- Involve facilities designed for use predominately by persons of low and moderate income, or
- Involve employment of persons, a majority of whom are persons of low and moderate income.
Detailed information from federal sources on eligibility
Eligible activities in general- http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/rulesandregs/laws/sec5305.cfm and Basically CDBG CH1- Overview See pp. 7-9 for a list of eligible activities. Page 10 lists ineligible activities.
Information specific to public services projects- Basically CDBG CH 7- Public Services. Federal guidelines place a cap on funds awarded for public service activities. The cap is defined by statute as 15% of Utah County's total CDBG allocation.
HUD Regulations on eligible activities- http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2009/aprqtr/pdf/24cfr570.201.pdf. For info on other eligible activities, see §570.202- §570.207
For more information contact:
Michelle Caldwell, Community and Economic Development Program Manager