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Apply for Grant Funding

Grants are available to residents for home improvement programs and to organizations to provide resources and services to Salt Lake County residents.



Funding Opportunities for Individuals and Families

For Agencies & Providers

Types of Projects Funded
  • "Hard costs" including: Housing, Public Facility Improvements, Infrastructure Improvements & Economic Development
  • Funds are geared toward providing individuals within the community a suitable living environment, including affordable/decent housing and revitalized neighborhoods by expanding economic opportunities primarily for low-to-moderate income (LMI) persons.
  • Project proposals must be for activities located within the eligible "Urban County" or demonstrate the clients served, for which County CDBG funds will be used, reside within the Urban County.  The Urban County includes the cities of: Alta, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Millcreek, Murray, Riverton, & South Salt Lake as well as the Metro Townships and the balance of the unincorporated county.
  • Note: Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Taylorsville, West Jordan, South Jordan & Sandy City receive their own CDBG funds from the federal government.  If you are located in one of these cities, or serve clients from these cities, you can request CDBG funds directly from that city.
  • County agencies and the Non-entitlement cities of the Urban county may submit proposals for infrastructure projects.  
  • Participating cities, non-profits (501c3), and quasi-government agencies may submit proposals for facility improvements, housing services, and economic development.

The program year for grants begins July 1
Quarterly reports are due the month following the end of each quarter
Follow this link to get a sense of what is included in a CDBG application.

CDBG Timeline* 

Month Activity
December Application Posted
January Mandatory Training Workshops Offered & Applications Due
January - March Applications Reviewed by Citizen Councils
April Committee Funding Recommendations go to Mayors
Public Hearing Held
May Mayor's Award Notifications
May/June Contract Training Workshops
July/August Contract Finalization Period

* - this is a general timeline and is subject to change

Attention: The upcoming Program Year 2024-2025 is a renewal year for Community and Support Services (Soft Cost) applications. This means that HCD will not be accepting new Community and Support Services applications for the 2024-2025 year (CDBG Public Services, ESG, and SSBG funding). HCD will only be accepting applications to renew currently funded 2023-2024 projects. Applications for new projects will be accepted again for the 2025-2026 year.

Salt Lake County Division of Community Resources and Development, Community Development & Housing administers the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) for the Salt Lake County Consortium.  In 1990, United States Congress passed the Cranston Gonzales Act that created the HOME program. To be eligible for the funding, Salt Lake County sponsored the development of a Consortium. 

The Salt Lake County Consortium is made up of unincorporated Salt Lake County, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement cities of Sandy, West Valley City, West Jordan City, South Jordan, and Taylorsville and the cities of Alta, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Murray, Riverton, and South Salt Lake. Each year the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates HOME funds to the Salt Lake County Consortium. 

Types of project funded

  1. Homeownership, HOME funds can be used to finance down-payment assistance, mortgages, housing rehabilitation and new construction of single-family homes. The households assisted must have incomes at or below 80% of the area median income.
  2. Rental Housing: HOME funds can be used to finance the (1) purchase and rehabilitation of rental housing, (2) development and construction of new rental units, (3) tenant-based rental assistance, and (4) transitional and special-needs rental housing developments. Incomes of the households that would occupy these units must be at or below 60% of the area medium income (AMI), and 20% of the HOME-assisted units must have incomes at or below 50% of area median medium income.

The County After School Program Priorities include increasing quality, affordable after-school services and expanding programming to provide services to underserved populations and underserved schools.

Programs track program requirement outputs and are able to provide outcomes for each of the program sites.  Agencies are required to work with the Utah Afterschool Network and use a common tracking tool so that outcome information is consistent and comparable from program to program.

Outcomes for Afterschool Programs include an increase in school attendance, an increase in homework completion, an increase in GPA over the year, increased knowledge & personal safety, increased ability in math & reading skills, increased parent engagement & family involvement, and increased social & leadership skills. 

General After School Programs Application Timeline

Month Activity
  • Application Available 
  • Application Training
first part of June
  • Applications Reviewed by Committee
mid- June
  • Funding Recommendations and Mayoral Approval
end of June
  • Contracts in Place