Layton Accepting Community Development Block Grant Applications

Layton City is now accepting Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 program year. As a Grantee, Layton City provides oversight, monitoring and distribution of CDBG money.

Layton City is an entitlement grantee/community of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant. HUD provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled metropolitan cities and urban counties to carry out community development activities including neighborhood revitalization, economic development and improved community facilities and services.

Current CDBG activities within Layton City and the surrounding area include: Public Services – e.g. Open Doors family support service, Safe Harbor domestic violence shelter; Housing (home down payment assistance and repair); economic development; infrastructure and historic preservation (in eligible areas).

The Layton City office of Community and Economic Development is responsible for administration of the grant and distribution of CDBG funds to selected programs, or subrecipients. The program year runs from July 1st, 2021 through June 30th, 2022.

Founded in 1965, HUD has offered CDBG money to local communities for qualifying programs and projects for over 56 years. The funds have a broad application and may be used for a wide variety of purposes as long as they meet the HUD National Objectives: 1. Benefit low and moderate-income persons, 2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, 3. Meet community development needs having a particular urgency.

Applications may be submitted in person or by mail to: Layton City, Community and Economic Development, ATTN: Morgan Cloward, 437 North Wasatch Drive, Layton, UT  84041. Applications must be submitted no later than March 15, 2021 by 5:00 pm MST.