Congress created the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program with the enactment of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), through the CDBG Program, annually allocates these funds in a single or "block" grant to eligible cities, counties and states with the objective of improving communities. The funds are then distributed to municipalities, organizations and groups through a competitive proposal process (CDBG Process Flowchart).
Congress developed the CDBG program to benefit low-income and moderate-income persons. In order to be eligible for these funds, a project must meet one of the three National Objectives. The principle National Objective states that the project must primarily benefit persons of low- and moderate-income and be an eligible activity.
Reference List for West Jordan Service Providers
Energy Efficient Community Block Grant Program
CITY OF WEST JORDAN APPROVED EECBG PROGRAM
APPROVED AND FUNDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ON NOVEMBER 18, 2009
Street Lighting/Traffic Control
Street & Parking Lot Light Upgrades
Traffic Signal Upgrade
Traffic Synchronization Study
1. This activity will replace street/park lights with 70 to 250 watt LED fixtures which are dark sky compliant. This will include replacing all street light fixtures, connections to the electrical grid with a fusible disconnect, removing all wire from the series circuit and replacing mounting arms, as needed. Approximately, 200 street lights, 130 parking lot lights, and 130 park lights will be replaced.
2. This activity will replace traffic signal lighting elements at 24 intersections with approximately 673 LEDs. In addition, installation of 8 solar-flashing crosswalk signs at 4 intersections.
3. In conjunction with the traffic signal LED replacement, a traffic light synchronization study will be undertaken and implemented to increase better traffic flow and reduce existing idling times.
City Buildings Retrofits
City Hall & Senior Center Lighting System Upgrade and Mechanical System Re-commissioning
1. This activity will upgrade all T-12 lighting fixtures with T-8 energy efficient systems at both buildings.
2. In addition to lighting upgrades, this activity will provide for the re-commissioning and upgrade of the existing mechanical systems at each building.
Commercial Audits & Retrofits
Revolving Loan Program for Commercial Building Retrofits
1. This activity will provide 0% interest loans to existing businesses wishing to install energy efficient systems in their buildings.
City Building Energy Audits
City Hall and Senior Center Energy Audits
1. The initial audit phase will establish a baseline of existing energy usage from which future program benefits can be determined.
2. The final audit phase will be undertaken after all activities are completed. This phase will identify the final results and energy savings to be reported to the City and the Department of Energy.
CITY OF WEST JORDAN
CDBG PROGRAM - CAPER
City of West Jordan has completed and will be submitting to the Department of Housing and Urban Development its’ Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). This report covers all activities undertaken and performance under the Community Development Block Grant Program during FY 2013-2014. Persons wishing to review and make comments prior to the submission of this document can do so by contacting Charles Tarver, CDBG/Grants Manager, City of West Jordan, 8000 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84088, and (801) 569-5062 or T-T-Y 711 for the hearing impaired or at email@example.com. The final version of the CAPER will be submitted to the Department of Housing & Urban Development on September 29, 2014. Any comments to be included in this document must be received prior to 12:00 Noon, September 29, 2014.
Projects eligible for CDBG funding include:
Public Improvements: Street reconstruction and improvements, park improvements, ADA curb cuts and sidewalk improvements.
Community Facilities: Youth Centers, Community Centers and Neighborhood Centers can be renovated, improved and made handicapped accessible.
Public Services: Activities such as day care, counseling, medical services, youth center operations, domestic violence programs, elderly services, legal services, case management and employment training.
Housing: Housing Rehabilitation, Down Payment Assistance, Emergency Home Repair and a Minor Repair Program for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Special Economic Development: Job creation and retention and establishment, stabilization and expansion of small businesses.
Planning: Various planning activities such as housing plans, local and neighborhood plans, and historic site updates.
Community Development Block Grant Coordinator
8000 S. Redwood Rd.
West Jordan, Utah 84088
Phone: (801) 569-5062