Community Development Block Grant

Since 2012, South Jordan City has received Community Development Block Grant funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These federal funds are intended to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The City's CDBG program supports family and individual stability, self-reliance, and prosperity by administering these funds each year.

The City receives approximately $220,000 each year. Of each year's grant, 15% is used for public services; 20% is used for administering the program. The remaining funds are used for hard-cost projects that improve opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons, such as neighborhood improvements.

Helps for Residents

The City funds services for residents through several partnerships. If you or someone you know is in need of services, please reach out directly to the following entities. You may receive assistance free of charge.

Mortgage Assistance 

Community Development Corporation of Utah can make mortgage payments for qualified households financially affected by the pandemic.

Mental Health Services

Suncrest Counseling provides four free counseling sessions to low- and moderate-income residents affected by the pandemic in any way. Call Victoria Olson at the South Jordan location to schedule.

Rental Assistance

Utah Community Action helps with case management and emergency rental payments made directly to landlords. Funds are available for low- and moderate-income residents experiencing any type of need, including those affected by COVID-19.

Food

As of February 25, Utah Community Action’s Food Resource Centers are transitioning to the Utah Food Bank. Residents in need of emergency food supplies should contact the Utah Food Bank for assistance.

Domestic Violence Assistance

Homeless Services

The Road Home and the INN Between are available to assist those experiencing homelessness, including those needing medical care.

What Qualifies as Low- & Moderate-Income?

HUD publishes income limits to determine eligibility for different HUD programs. The income limits are based on the median family income for an area. The median income for the Salt Lake County area, including South Jordan, for FY 2021 is $92,900. Households making 80% or less of the median income, based on household size, qualify as low- and moderate-income. Income is projected based on current income going forward, not retrospectively. So if you've had a recent income loss, you may qualify regardless of past income.

Household SizeMax Annual Income
1$51,650
2$59,000
3$66,400
4$73,750
5$79,650
6$85,550
7$91,450
8$97,350


The limits above apply from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Individuals in the following categories automatically qualify regardless of income for some types of activities: abused children, adults experiencing domestic and dating violence, elderly persons, adults meeting the Census definition of "severely disabled," homeless persons, illiterate adults, persons living with AIDS, and migrant farmworkers.

The City also identifies areas with high percentages of low- and moderate-income residents to determine whether larger projects can be undertaken in an area (such as road improvements). Click to view a map (JPG) of those areas.

Announcements & Public Notices

Per HUD's requirements, the City issues 5-year Consolidated Plans, Annual Action Plans, year-end reviews (CAPER), and a Citizen Participation Plan. All plans undergo a 30-day public comment period. Notice of review periods will be provided below. The public is welcome and encouraged to comment on the plans and programs at any time during the year through written comments and at public hearings (held in the fall and spring).

Related Documents

Yearly Timeline

The CDBG program year runs from July 1 to June 30.

  • Application Deadline: January 31
  • AAP Review and Comments: February/March
  • AAP Public Hearing: April
  • AAP Submittal: May
  • Environmental Reviews: June
  • Subrecipient Agreements: June
  • CAPER Review and Comments: August
  • CAPER Public Hearing: September
  • CAPER Submittal: September
  • Applications Open: Late October to Early November

*Timeline is subject to change. Confirm specific dates with the CDBG Coordinator.