Grant and Community Programs
- Homelessness Programs Office
- Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
The State of Utah Community Development Block Grant program provides grants to cities and towns of fewer than 50,000 people and counties of fewer than 200,000 people. "How to apply" workshops are held statewide in October and November. Contact your local Association of Government (AOG) office for dates and locations.
- Community Impact Board Programs
The Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) provides loans and/or grants to state agencies and subdivisions of the state which may be socially or economically impacted by mineral resource development on federal lands.
- Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund
The Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund (OWHLF) develops housing that is affordable to very low, low and moderate-income persons as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with program rent and income limits updated annually by HUD. Call 2-1-1 to find the agencies in your community that can connect you to services, and use our interactive database, FindHousing, to help locate an affordable rental unit.
- Revitalization Funds
The Native American Revitalization funds were created to maximize the long term benefit of oil and gas severance taxes derived from land held in trust by the Federal Government for the Ute (UBRF) and Navajo (NRF) tribes. The funds were construed to promote cooperation and coordination between the state, its political subdivisions and the impacted tribes.
- Rural Planning Group
Provide planning leadership for rural Utah communities by facilitating communication and coordination between stakeholders, offering planning and technical assistance, and developing and delivering training, tools, and resources.
- State Homeless Coordinating Committee
The State Homeless Coordinating Committee provides oversight and approves allocations of funding for providers of homeless services. The committee ensures that services provided to the homeless are utilized in a cost-effective manner and works to facilitate a better understanding of homelessness. Programs are devoted to emergency housing, self- sufficiency, placement in employment or occupational training activities, special services to meet unique needs of the homeless with mental illness and those who are part of families with children. Contracts are awarded to providers based on need, diversity of geographic location, coordination with or enhancement of existing services, and the use of volunteers.