Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
This is a federally funded program for the provision of services & projects aimed at developing Davis County and aiding low to moderate income residents through organizations contracted with the County.
Planning, Process, Coordination and Institutional Structure
The County is governed by three Commissioners who maintain final approval authority over all CDBG projects undertaken within the Urban County CDBG program. In addition, each jurisdiction approves those projects sponsored by their respective cities through their individual processes. County CDBG grants are administered through the Davis County Clerk/Auditor's Office by Grant Auditor, Tony Zambrana. The County works closely with many agencies to provide a useful grant program for the residents of the County. Some of these agencies include the Davis Community Housing Authority, all included municipalities, and various businesses and nonprofit agencies operating within the County.
The Consolidated Plan
Davis County is responsible for the development, administration, and implementation of this Five-Year Consolidated Plan in accordance with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program guidelines.
- The CDBG program is used for the benefit of low and moderate income households. The Plan assesses the needs of Davis County in areas such as: housing, economic development, job creation, senior citizen and youth programs, lead-based paint hazards, ADA requirements, public utilities, curb, gutter, sidewalks, and streets.
- The Plan is also used to address the needs of affordable housing as a method of improving low and moderate income areas of the County, and to provide home ownership opportunities for low and moderate income families.
- This plan covers the five-year period from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2020.
- The twelve municipalities that form the Urban County include Bountiful, West Bountiful, North Salt Lake, Woods Cross, Centerville, Farmington, Kaysville, Syracuse, West Point, Clinton Fruit Heights and Sunset along with the unincorporated areas of the County.
- Clearfield and Layton are entitlement communities and participate in the CDBG program on their own, while South Weber chose not to participate in the Davis Urban County program.
Davis County 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan
Davis County CDBG Action Plan
Each year Davis County submits an Annual Action Plan the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) outlining the services and projects to be conducted with CDBG funding for the fiscal year. Once HUD approves the County’s Annual Action Plan it is made available below.
Davis County 2017 Annual Action Plan
Citizen Participation Plan
The County has drafted a Citizen Participation Plan as part of the Consolidated Plan process.
The plan also provides for technical assistance to groups representative of persons of low and moderate income in preparing proposals. In fact, Davis County staff meets with each applicant agency to refine projects for better proposals and also to answer any questions regarding regulations and processes prior to submittal.
The County and the municipalities all have active citizen processes ongoing for different activities within the jurisdictions.
Citizen Participation Plan
Grant Application Process
Periodically (generally each year) Davis County issues a solicitation for CDBG eligible services through a request for proposals process. This generally occurs in January of each year. Organizations and eligible municipalities are encouraged to submit applications for proposed services that fit into Davis County’s goals outlined in the Consolidated Plan. The application process is outlined below:
- A public notice is provided requesting applications for services/projects to be performed by the organization/applicant. (who should apply, available funding amount, and a list of requested services are described in the public notice) A template application and deadline for submission is provided.
- After the deadline expires, a review committee comprised of stakeholders in the County will review each application and provide funding allocation recommendations to the Davis County Commission.
- A public notice is then issued for the pubic to review and provide commentary prior to the County Commission approving/rejecting the recommendations of the review committee.
- Once the County Commission has approved the funding allocations to each approved application, the organization will enter into a contract with Davis County to provide the approved services for the time period specified (usually one year).