Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Nationally administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the program allows for blocks of grant funding to be disbursed to communities across the country, primarily for the purpose of benefiting low- and moderate-income people. While some CDBG programs are administered through state governments, Layton City is an Entitlement Community (metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000) and is eligible to receive CDBG funds directly from HUD.

The Community & Economic Development Department administers the CDBG program for Layton City. While the City is the recipient of CDBG funds, it disburses 15% percent of its annual allocation to nonprofit organizations, called subrecipients, to undertake specific community development activities.

One of three National Objectives must be met:

  • Benefit low- and moderate-income persons
  • Prevent or eliminate slums or blight
  • Address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available

Home Down Payment Assistance Program

From July 1, 2021 (Once Layton City has a signed Grant Agreement with HUD) through June 30, 2022, or until funds have all been expended, Layton City will be offering the At Home in Layton program. The At Home in Layton program offers home ownership assistance to qualifying homebuyers. The assistance will be offered as a grant that can be used for up to 50% of the required down payment, closing costs or principal reduction. The grant will be offered in $7,500 increments. At Home in Layton grants are secured by a Promissory Note and Trust Deed. If the house is sold before the end of the fifth year from the closing date, all or a portion of the grant will need to be repaid to the City.

Down payment funds are currently available.


Layton City_Down_Payment_Assistance_Application_2021-2022


Layton City Down Payment Grant Subordination Requirements:


For more information, contact Morgan Cloward, Layton City CDBG & Economic Development Specialist, 801-336-3770,


Using CDBG funds, Layton City currently offers a Small Business Financial Assistance Grant available to local Layton City businesses impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The grant money may be used by employers to offset wages for qualifying employees.

Employers may submit an application to Layton City for the following on a first come, first serve basis until all funding is expended.

You may download the Layton City CDBG/HUD Application for COVID-19 2020 Wage Relief here:

LAYTON HUD CARES ACT Relief Policy and Application

Up to five (5) employees per business, may include one (1) qualified owner, up to two (2) weeks of actual wages per applicant, up to $1,265.85 maximum per employee per week.

Applicants requesting assistance must be the owner of a currently licensed Layton City business with a registered business address in Layton City to which the application is being applied. Employees receiving assistance must be a resident of Layton City and whose wages are within the low- to moderate-income range.

For more information, contact Morgan Cloward, Layton City CDBG & Economic Development Specialist, 801-336-3770,

Emergency Home Repair/Rehab Program

Layton City offers residents an Emergency Home Repair and Rehab Program with its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated Plan/Annual Action Plan. This program provides lower income homeowners grant money to immediately correct an emergency condition that has been determined to present an imminent danger to health and safety of the occupants or residential property. The Rehab portion of the program helps eliminate blight, conserve energy and preserves housing.

For more information, download the Layton City CDBG Emergency Home Repair/Rehab Program flyer here:

Emergency Home Repair and Rehab Program – Flyer – 2021-2022

You may also contact Morgan Cloward, Layton City CDBG & Economic Development Specialist, 801-336-3770,; or Shelly Pace, Special Programs Administrator, Davis Community Housing Authority, (801) 939-9198,

Layton City CDBG 5-year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, CAPER Report

Layton City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, in conjunction with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is used for the benefit of low and moderate income persons and households in Layton City. The city is responsible for the development, administration, and implementation of a five-year Consolidated Plan and one-year Annual Action Plan in accordance with HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program guidelines. The city also provides an annual Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). This report provides annual information on the city’s program accomplishments in meeting performance outcome measures.

The plans assess the needs of Layton City in areas such as: homebuyer assistance, emergency home repair and rehab, economic development, youth programs, Historic Downtown infrastructure, housing, homelessness and more. The Consolidated Plan covers a five-year period from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023. Annual action plans cover a 12-month period from July 1 to June 30.

Layton City’s designation as an entitlement community includes the support of goals and objectives for participating public service entities such as Safe Harbor, Lantern House, Open Doors and Youth Court. Community decisions are carefully examined and the impact of any decision is weighed with the good of the community in mind.

Questions regarding the community development and housing needs addressed by the plan(s) and CAPER report should be directed to: Morgan Cloward , CDBG & Economic Development Specialist, Layton City Community Development, 437 North Wasatch Drive, Layton, Utah 84041, (801) 336-3770

Layton City Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER):

Layton City 2019-2020_CAPER

Layton City 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan:

Layton City 2018-2022_Consolidated_Plan

Layton City 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan:

Layton City 2021-2022_Annual_Action_Plan

Layton City CDBG Citizen Participation Plan